Your cat could burn your house down, Korean officials warn after 107 fires sparked by felines

Your cat could burn your house down, Korean officials warn after 107 fires sparked by felines

South Korean officials have a message for pet owners in Seoul: Beware, your cat might burn your house down. The warning comes as the capital’s Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters… Read more
Johnson & Johnson booster slashed hospitalizations during omicron wave by 85 percent, South Africa study suggests

Johnson & Johnson booster slashed hospitalizations during omicron wave by 85 percent, South Africa study suggests

The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, looked at hospital admissions from mid-November to mid-December, as the country experienced a wave of omicron infections, and compared the boosted… Read more
Thailand to reopen bay made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio film ‘The Beach’ after 3-year closure

Thailand to reopen bay made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio film ‘The Beach’ after 3-year closure

Thailand’s Maya Bay, a tropical paradise made famous by the 2000 film “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is set to reopen next year following more than three years of closure,… Read more
Prince William and Kate recycle outfits to highlight climate impact of fashion

Prince William and Kate recycle outfits to highlight climate impact of fashion

LONDON — While many high-profile events usually feature a plush red carpet, Sunday’s Earthshot Prize ceremony featured a green one — and those who walked it were instructed to “consider… Read more
Prince William: Let’s focus on saving Earth, not exploring space for new planet to live on

Prince William: Let’s focus on saving Earth, not exploring space for new planet to live on

LONDON — Prince William, second in line to the British throne, has urged people to focus on saving Earth rather than exploring space. He made the remarks as 90-year-old actor… Read more
Indonesian activists build museum out of 10,000 items of plastic waste

Indonesian activists build museum out of 10,000 items of plastic waste

Activists in Indonesia worried about plastic pollution wanted people to rethink their usage. So they built a museum made from more than 10,000 discarded bottles, bags, straws and single-use food… Read more
Beer, chicken and now carbon dioxide: Why Britain’s shortages keep coming

Beer, chicken and now carbon dioxide: Why Britain’s shortages keep coming

One remaining can of soft drink is seen on a near empty shelf at an Asda supermarket on Sept. 19 in London. (Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images ) LONDON — Manufacturers… Read more
Thousands flee La Palma volcano eruption as rivers of lava flow toward villages

Thousands flee La Palma volcano eruption as rivers of lava flow toward villages

An estimated 5,000 residents fled their homes as a volcano on La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, erupted Sunday and sent streams of red molten lava downhill toward villages… Read more
Netflix released the trailer for ‘Diana: The Musical.’ Some aren’t sure the world needs it

Netflix released the trailer for ‘Diana: The Musical.’ Some aren’t sure the world needs it

LONDON — “Flashbulbs fill the air, frenzy fills the night, a lonely girl aswirl, lost in blinding light.” Those are the opening lyrics from the newly released trailer for Netflix’s… Read more
Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice creams to prisoners in Italy

Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice creams to prisoners in Italy

Pope Francis wanted to help Italy’s prisoners cool down as temperatures soared to record levels this summer — so he sent them 15,000 ice creams. Inmates at the Regina Coeli… Read more