Japan’s Princess Ayako Surrendered Her Royal Status to Marry for Love 

Japan’s Princess Ayako surrendered her royal status to marry for love The couple married on Monday 29 October at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, in the presence of close friends and family members, while around 1,000 well-wishers had turned up to the shrine to congratulate the bride and groom. Ayako, 28, is the youngest child […]

Rare Snake Species Artificially Breed By Scientist

  A research team in China has artificially bred a rare snake species, elaphe perlacea, for the first time, thepaper.cn reported. Elaphe perlacea, hailed as the most beautiful snake in the world, is a mild and non venomous snake species. It was first spotted by the U.S. scholar Leonhard Stejneger in southwestern China’s Sichuan province […]

Greece to Hold A Bailout Referendum

This Sunday, July 5, Greece will hold a referendum to determine whether or not the country needs another bailout to sustain its collapsing economy. This becomes necessary following the dead lock in the country’s cash-for-reforms deal with the eurozone after months of negotiations to extend the Greek bailout beyond June 30. The government of Prime […]

Gay Marriage: Texas Governor Signed Act to Protect Churches from Gay Marriage Ruling

Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law a bill allowing his state’s clergy to refuse to officiate marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs Abbott said it is vital that religious leaders are “secure in knowing that religious freedom is beyond government’s reach.” “Pastors now have the freedom to exercise their First Amendment […]

Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organisation, WHO, that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Reacting to this development, Margaret Chan, WHO, Director General says, “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible. This is a […]

Oscar-Winning Titanic Composer Dies In Plane Crash

James Horner, Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, has died in a plane crash in southern California. He was aged 61. A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday morning. The identity of the pilot was not initially known, but Sylvia Patrycja, Horner’s assistant, confirmed his death on her Facebook page. “We have […]