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Man Dons Bee Suit Made of 460,000 Live Insects

Man Dons Bee Suit Made of 460,000 Live Insects

STR/AFP/Getty Images(CHONGQING) — A Chinese beekeeper covered his half naked body with nearly half a million bees in order to sell more honey, and managed to walk away with only slightly more than 20 stings, he said. She Ping, 34, a honey merchant fro…

Iran: Illegal to Ban UN Ambassador

Iran: Illegal to Ban UN Ambassador

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Iran says the U.S. decision to refuse a visa to the man nominated as its ambassador to the UN contravenes international law and America’s obligations as host country for the UN’s headquarters. Hamid Aboutalebi was part …

Iran: Illegal to Ban UN Ambassador

Iran: Illegal to Ban UN Ambassador

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Iran says the U.S. decision to refuse a visa to the man nominated as its ambassador to the UN contravenes international law and America’s obligations as host country for the UN’s headquarters. Hamid Aboutalebi was part …

Australia PM ‘Confident’ Detected Signals Belong to Missing Malaysia Flight

Australia PM ‘Confident’ Detected Signals Belong to Missing Malaysia Flight

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(BEIJING) — Two dozen ships and planes spent another day searching the Indian Ocean from above amid growing confidence about what lies below — Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Beijing-bound plane that vanished March 8 with…

No Visa for Iran’s UN Ambassador

No Visa for Iran’s UN Ambassador

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House won’t issue a visa for Iran’s chosen UN ambassador, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today, after the Senate approved a Ted Cruz bill Monday—by voice vote, no less…

Oscar Pistorius’ Version of Shooting Called a ‘Lie’

Oscar Pistorius’ Version of Shooting Called a ‘Lie’

Deaan Vivier/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Friday brushed aside Oscar Pistorius’ claim that he feared an intruder was in his house when he fired through a bathroom door and killed his girlfriend. …

Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Stephan Senzel/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new possible clue in a mystery dating back 2,000 years is further stoking one of the hottest debates in Christianity.A tiny, faded papyrus fragment covered in lines of ancient script was first brought to light i…

Italian Prosecutor to Appeal Decision to Recognize Gay Marriage

Italian Prosecutor to Appeal Decision to Recognize Gay Marriage

Kuzma/Thinkstock(ROME) — An Italian court decision to recognize the marriage of a gay couple who wed in New York will be now challenged.Earlier this week, a judge in the Tuscan city of Grosseto ordered the city council to legally recognize the union o…

Kate Middleton Beats Prince William in Sailing Race

Kate Middleton Beats Prince William in Sailing Race

Samir Hussein/WireImage(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton threw all pretenses of a dainty royal aside when she took to the high seas Friday in a battle royale against her husband, Prince William.Dressed casually in skinny je…

Australian PM Expresses Confidence Pings Coming from Flight 370

Australian PM Expresses Confidence Pings Coming from Flight 370

David Hardenberg/Getty Images(PERTH, Australia) — On the 34th day since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished with 239 people on board, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday that authorities are confident searchers have picked up sounds …

Putin Wants Europe to Help Ukraine Pay Natural Gas Bill

Putin Wants Europe to Help Ukraine Pay Natural Gas Bill

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Europe to help Ukraine pay its natural gas bill to Moscow if the continent wants to keep receiving the fossil fuel.As of Thursday, Russia claims the Ukraine’s total …

Is Someone Stealing Some of the World’s Deadliest Snakes?

Is Someone Stealing Some of the World’s Deadliest Snakes?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — One of the deadliest snakes in the world rules a speck of land off the coast of Brazil. So many venomous Golden Lancehead pit vipers live there that it has been dubbed “Snake Island.”The island’s lush, green terr…

New ‘Possible Signal’ Detected in Search for Flight 370

New ‘Possible Signal’ Detected in Search for Flight 370

(PERTH, Australia) — Another “possible signal” has been detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board.In a statement Thursday, retired Australia Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston s…

Oscar Pistorius’ Version of Shooting ‘So Improbable,’ Prosecutor Says

Oscar Pistorius’ Version of Shooting ‘So Improbable,’ Prosecutor Says

Daniel Born/Foto24/The Times – Pool/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The prosecutor grilling Oscar Pistorius scoffed Thursday at his explanations for what happened the night he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, saying it was “so improbable” tha…

Kate Middleton, Prince George Shine Down Under

Kate Middleton, Prince George Shine Down Under

Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — The Royals’ tour of New Zealand has been a trip of diplomacy and, not surprisingly, fashion hits.Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, attended her first state dinner of the tour overnight …

Ukraine Issues Ultimatum to Pro-Russian Separatists

Ukraine Issues Ultimatum to Pro-Russian Separatists

metrokom/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — The Ukrainian government is preparing to get tough with pro-Russian separatists occupying buildings in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that a…

Royal Couple Makes Statement Down Under

Royal Couple Makes Statement Down Under

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(BLENHEIM, New Zealand) — With the sun finally peeking out of overcast skies, this tiny town of 28,000 residents will host the royal couple’s first walkabout. Children and adults have been lining up since early Thursday…

Top US Official: US Has Low Expectations for Russia and Ukraine Talks

Top US Official: US Has Low Expectations for Russia and Ukraine Talks

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said the United States doesn’t have “high expectations” for upcoming talks between leaders from the U.S. and European Unio…

Death, Mayhem in Central African Republic as UN Plans Next Move

Death, Mayhem in Central African Republic as UN Plans Next Move

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — What has been unleashed here in the Central African Republic is terrifying.Since December, about 4 million people have made war on each other across religious lines, Muslims attacking …

Prince George’s First Royal Playdate

Prince George’s First Royal Playdate

James Whatling-Pool/Getty Images(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Prince George crawled and played his way to a series of firsts Wednesday, his first major royal engagement on his first overseas trip with his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, in N…

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