An inferno that raged for almost half a day destroyed the more than 1,000-year-old Tibetan village of Dukezong in southwest China’s Yunnan province.
Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China
Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.
While much of the U.S. prepares for potentially record-breaking cold temperatures this week, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has visitors flocking to northeast China to, uh, chill out. The event kicked off Sunday with an ice swimming competition, but the festival really heats up (we know, we know) at night when guests stroll past giant ice sculptures illuminated in a winter village.
Dec. 18 Daily Brief: Whirling dervishes, silly Santas, waxen Brangelina, monkey in a Christmas tree and plenty of protests
Whirling dervishes, silly Santas, waxen Brangelina, monkey in a Christmas tree, plenty of protests and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 11 Daily Brief: Swimming Santa, snow in Syria, protests in Ukraine, London fog, Mandela funeral moves to Pretoria, showgirl Danica Patrick
Swimming Santa, snow in Syria, protests in Ukraine, London fog, Mandela funeral moves to Pretoria, showgirl Danica Patrick and more in today’s daily brief.
Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.
Nov. 27 Daily Brief: Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator
Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator and more in today’s daily brief.
Landscape portrait, clown convention, new species of monkey, endangered tiger and more in today’s daily brief.