'Death ship' carrying cattle causes stench in Cape Town
A "death ship" carrying thousands of cattle whose foul smell caused a stink in top tourist city Cape Town is expected to continue its voyage to Iraq later port officials said.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has resigned
Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci has announced he's retiring, just days after the ABC aired footage of a heated interview with Four Corners reporter Angus Grigg.
American Airlines raises baggage fees
American Airlines has announced an increase in prices related to checked luggage. The first checked bag is now $40, or $35 if you pay before you get to the airport, while the second bag will cost you $45.
Consumers call for "shrinkflation" regulation
Consumers and advocates upset about shrinkflation — when companies shrink the size of packaging instead of increasing the price — say Canada should follow a growing number of countries that are forcing companies to tell consumers when it...
Canadian inflation slows in January
Canada's annual inflation rate slowed to 2.9% in January, mostly due to a deceleration in the price of gas, according to data from Statistics Canada. The inflation rate was 3.4% in December.
Colombia recognizes women’s full-time care work
In Bogotá, an estimated 1.2 million women do full-time work as caregivers. The Colombian capital wants to empower these women and fight the country’s gender inequality by giving them more time and space for themselves.
Loss of sea ice puts polar bears at risk
Polar bears face an increased risk of starvation as a result of spending more time on land during extended ice-free seasons, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
South Korea trainee doctors stage walkout
More than 1,600 trainee doctors in South Korea's major hospitals staged a walkout to protest against a government plan to admit more students to medical schools, stoking fears of delays to surgical operations and patient treatment.
How grocery giants are dominating the liquor market
One of Australia’s biggest grocery retailers is accused of deceiving shoppers on boutique gin. It's an example of private label alcohol which analysts say is growing in prominence and could hurt smaller producers.
U.K. court to hear Julian Assange's final appeal
The High Court in London will begin hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's final U.K. appeal against extradition to the United States to face trial over publishing secret military and diplomatic files.
Solar-powered cars speeding towards production
Solar-powered cars could be hitting American roads soon. Aptera, a California company, plans to start production later this year.
China new year travel spending beat pre-COVID levels
Tourism revenues in China during the Lunar New Year holidays surged by 47.3% year-on-year and surpassed 2019 levels, thanks to a domestic travel boom amid a longer-than-usual break, official data showed.
Cuban biologists unravel mysteries of bird migration
After University of Havana professor Daniela Ventura plucks a gray bird with a black cap from a net, she calls out measurements to her students. Together they are adding data points in a project that aims to unravel mysteries into how an...
Trump launches sneaker line amid court battles
Donald Trump has launched his own sneaker brand, a day after a New York judge ordered him to pay $350m in penalties for fraudulently overstating his net worth to dupe lenders.
Tesla Cybertruck owners claim the cars are rusting
Some owners of Tesla Cybertrucks are complaining that their stainless steel vehicles are showing signs of discoloration and rust after just a few months.
The TikTok trend making people live with focus
A growing number of Americans are turning to healthier lifestyles, according to a new survey amid a rising trend on social media about living with an 'intentional focus'.
Maternity camp set up in Gaza as births surge
Health facilities in Rafah are struggling to cope with the number of people now sheltering there. The strain on infrastructure is increased by the number of babies that are born each day. In Rafah these problems are especially acute, wit...
Inside El Salvador's 'Bitcoin city experiment'
Visitors to El Salvador's famed Surf City are being offered citizenship if they're registered crypto investors, part of the country's 'Bitcoin experiment' to boost tourism and the economy.
Mild winter will lead to more bugs this Spring
In many areas, milder winter weather has caused fewer insects to die from freezing temperatures. The result will mean more bugs emerging in the early spring months across the United States.
In health care deserts, school-based centers serve students
A child's health affects their education, and their education affects their health. These days, phrases like "chronic absenteeism," "health care deserts," and "achievement gap" are common parlance in the discussion of education. School-b...
Boat and RV deals are back this year
If you've dreamed of buying a boat or a camper the past couple of years, you know prices have been high and there has been little room for haggling. High demand during the pandemic, combined with low supplies, meant there were few bargai...
Tinder-style app for teens could pose 'online danger'
Experts say it has major concerns about the popular teen app 'Wizz,' which uses a Tinder-style swipe interface to match young people from around the world. The app opens users up to online predators, they say.
Vintage Disney V.H.S. tapes selling for thousands online
Vintage Disney vintage tapes are selling for thousands of dollars online, as avid collectors attempt to swallow up all remaining high-quality memorabilia before the supply runs up.
Endangered black rhino returned to Kenyan conservancy
Kenya's Wildlife Service (KWS) has been working for years to ensure the safety of critically endangered black rhinos. At the start of the year, 21 of the species were moved to the Loisaba Conservancy, where the rhino has been absent for ...
Al Jazeera condemns Israeli 'targeting' after journalists wounded
Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera has condemned Israel for "targeting" and severely wounding two of its Gaza journalists in a strike. Reporter Ismail Abu Omar's life is at risk and cameraman Ahmad Matar was severely wounded when the pai...
‘TikTok general’ a frontrunner in Indonesia election
Vote counting is underway in Indonesia’s presidential election, with defense minister Prabowo Subianto taking a strong lead in an early, unofficial tally. Subianto has targeted the youth vote, particularly by making use of social media, ...
Coca-Cola raised prices by 9% in 2023
Coca-Cola raised prices by 9% in the fourth quarter, which helped its full-year outlook beat estimates. Looking ahead, Coca-Cola will release its first new permanent flavor in several years, a raspberry-flavored drink called Coca-Cola Sp...
Musk's X tries to lure content creators from YouTube
Elon Musk's X is adding new advertiser targeting features to better entice video creators and compete against YouTube, as the company attempts to lure content creators from other mediums to the social media platform.
One in five migratory species threatened with extinction
A new United Nations report says that almost half of the world's migratory animals are in decline and that many birds and fish are at risk of extinction.