A restaurant in Cairo has hired a robot to assist in serving customers sitting indoors, as a substitute for traditional waiters.
Gavin Sayers might be only six years old but he has won races in his home state and already performs motocross shows with his dad. The racing prodigy can jump ramps and ride a dirt bike on motocross tracks like a pro.
8-year-old Paige Calendine was born without legs but has never seen it as a disability or an obstacle to her true passion of gymnastics.
A remote village in El Salvador is using Bitcoin for financial transactions, after an anonymous donor gave a six-figure sum to them, on the condition the villagers would adopt the digital currency.
Jordan Neuman, a teenager from Plantation, Florida, has become an online sensation showing his skills at sport stacking.
It might not be your regular football pitch, but the Pyramids of Meroe in the Sudanese region of Nubia is a setting that matches the jaw-dropping skills showed by professional freestyler Abdullah Emad.
An Austrian brewery is supplying homes in Vienna with hot water and heating, by using the waste heat produced during the brewing process.
Buenos Aires is planning on paying money to people, infected with coronavirus, to enable them to isolate. Opinions about this program vary, with some residents taking a critical stance, while others welcome the support.
Shouxian, an ancient city in China, is under threat from flooding. China has been beset by torrential rainfall for weeks, causing destruction across the country. A barricade has been put up at Shouxian’s thousand-year-old gate, in a bid to protect...
A Lithuanian airline gave away free flights to Paris to people who stayed in a plane seat for 45 hours.
Protesters clash with police during renewed demonstrations against Tel Aviv's municipality's plan to build a homeless shelter over an old Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.
Inventor Shyam Chaurasia has developed 'Smart Defence Goggles' that can operate and fire weapons up to 1.5 km away and demonstrated the technology at the Ashok Institute of Technology and Management in the northern Indian city of Varanasi.
The historic settlement of Hasankeyf, in south-eastern Turkey, which was flooded by the construction of the Ilisu dam in recent years, is almost completely submerged.
As wearing masks in public spaces has become the norm in many countries, fancy versions are beginning to pop up. The masks often cost several thousand USD, come with diamonds or are made of pearls.
Russia may be facing an environmental crisis, as a copper mine has turned the streams by the Ural Mountains orange. A water neutralisation station was built next to the disused Lyovikha mine, but it reportedly overflows during heavy rains.
A super-computer in Japan has been crowned the world’s fastest. ‘Fugaku’ consists of 432 units and is over 1,000 times faster than a general computer.
Gerardo Ixcoy is a teacher from Santa Cruz del Quiche in Guatemala, approximately 160 kilometres (99 miles) from Guatemala City, the country's capital. Gerardo travels many kilometres every day through the hills on his mobile tricycle classroom, w...
Armed civilians are patrolling the streets of a Guatemalan town. They say they want to ensure residents adhere the COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus.
Foam transformed Cape Town’s promenade into a snow-like landscape, as gusts of wind blew in sea spray from the crashing waves.
His father, Xiao Chen, a professional dancer, says the toddler’s passion for dancing was noticeable from the start. He would mimic dance moves when the music was on and did his first flip turn when he was around 13-15 months. Xiao has shot to fame...
One of the world’s biggest cemeteries, Wadi al-Salam, has been thrust into the centre of a dispute in Iraq. Governor, Louay Al Yasiri, opposes the burying of coronavirus deceased from other regions at Wadi al-Salam, because he believes it spreads ...
Brides-to-be protested coronavirus restrictions for weddings in Italy. Weddings can only take place with fewer guests, no buffet is permitted, and attendees have to wear protective masks.
A model railroad in the Lower Saxony's Bispingen, Germany, is set to break the record as the world’s largest train set. As seen on Wednesday, the model has more than 12,000 square metres and the train tracks are reportedly 600 metres longer than t...
Over the last few weeks Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the COVID-19 outbreak, has been battered by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. Authorities have raised the emergency flood response from Level III to Level II and more severe weather ...
An injured leopard seal was rescued when locals found it at a beach in Argentina. The rare seal had a gash near its tail but could be released back into the wild after receiving treatment.
A couple in Italy has set up a tree-top restaurant that lets customers dine at a social distance amid the coronavirus crisis.
With the schools shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak and reduced access to the Internet in rural areas, many children have had to adapt to keep up with their studies in creative ways.
Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a 2,000-year-old rock that seems to have served as a map. The petroglyph was found in the Colima region, is covered in markings, which archaeologists believe illustrate the geographical features of the region.
China Telecom has installed Mini 5G transceivers on top of more than 100 public telephone booths in Shanghai allowing passersby to enjoy high-speed 5G Internet within 150 metres (492 feet).
The Reminiscence nursing home allows residents to hug their loved ones by using the curtain complete with plastic sleeves at their front door to prevent the risk of contagion. After months of isolation, relatives are finally able to visit and hold...
One-hundred-year-old Helene Wuillemin started a hunger strike nine days ago to claim her right to die due to old age, despite not suffering from any major ailments. "Freedom is the motto of France but freedom is limited," she said at her home, bef...
A Chinese entrepreneur has developed a double-seat mini-helicopter which, as he claims, can change police aviation and rescue operations in Dongguan, in the south of China. As seen in footage from Monday and drone footage from Wednesday, the so-ca...
Three-year-old Autumn California Bailey loves her skateboard and has become an Internet sensation. The fearless toddler learnt how to skate through watching YouTube videos and now hits Brighton’s skateparks on a regular basis.
Joyce Edze can imitate the sound of a saxophone with her bare hand and lips. The 22-year-old, whose stage name is REjoyce, says it is a talent she developed during childhood but forgot about until five years ago.
A German company has designed a mask that is supposed to protect its wearer in the water. Robert Cirjak, Wibit Sports Founder & CEO, says the idea came to them, as due to COVID-19 there is an increasing demand for protective water masks.
Seven-year-old Jeremias travels 30km on horseback every day to submit his homework. After schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jeremias had to get creative to stay in touch with his teacher. He now rides his horse to a hill, where he ca...
A photo studio in Chennai's Pallavaram locality found an innovative way of turning the face mask into an original and personalised product. Anto Amalraj, an owner of STM studio, makes masks with a print or photograph of the person wearing it, from...
A boxing talent from Nigeria, Ayomide Adeyemo is being dubbed the next Mayweather as he shows off his boxing talents at just five years old.
Turkey is on the verge of an environmental crisis due to its rubbish imports. Europe is sending its rubbish, including non-recyclable waste, to Turkey, since other countries, such as China or India, have applied stricter regulations.
A nursing home in the Dutch city of Vlaardingen has been using a glassed cart for family visits which were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Argentinian authorities began an operation to close down Villa Azul, a poor neighboorhood in Quilmes near Buenos Aires.
Soaring food prices caused by Afghanistan's coronavirus lockdown threatened large parts of the population struggling to feed themselves
South Africa’s very own ‘Tiger King’, the ‘Lion Whisperer’ says he is struggling financially. Kevin Richardson aka the ‘Lion Whisperer’, is a YouTube personality who is known for his close interaction with lions. Due to coronavirus, his 1300ha gam...
A bitter taste common in the clashes between protesters and the police can now be tried in an ice cream parlour in Hong Kong. Sogno Gelato, an anti-government shop in Tsuen Wan, is offering customers the inside scoop with tear gas flavour ice cream.
An ingenious solution to the social distancing measures has caused the Ocean City, Maryland seafood restaurant Fish Tales to go viral online after its visitors were filmed entering the restaurant in oversized inner tubes resembling bumper boats.
A hairdo resembling the shape of the novel coronavirus is having a comeback in Kenya. Once out of fashion, the spiky braids are having a comeback as they are more affordable than going to a salon and raise awareness of the virus at the same time.
Argentinean company, UV-Robotics, has developed an autonomous robot that can disinfect various environments by using UV rays. The robot can eliminate viruses, bacteria and parasites. Development was completed in just 20 days, so it could assist in...
The Willinger Brewery has gifted hundreds of bottles of free beer to customers after they remained unsold due to the coronavirus restrictions. Locals were seen picking up their bottles in the town of Willingen in Hessen.