Read more about the article Joseph Goebbles’ Cursed Country Villa ‘To Be Given Away’
Image shows Nazi politician Joseph Goebbels' villa on the Bogensee Lake, near Berlin, Germany, undated photo. Berlin's Finance Senator Stefan Evers, 44, suggested to give it away. (Newsflash)

Joseph Goebbles’ Cursed Country Villa ‘To Be Given Away’

A luxury country villa that once belonged to Nazi Germany's notorious propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is to be given away because nobody wants to buy it. Desperate government officials in…

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Read more about the article Gun Ravaged South Africa To Build World’s First Bulletproof Playground
Picture shows the proposal of the bulletproof park in Mitchells Plain, South Africa. The proposal is made by the non-profit organization Gun Free SA. (Bulletproof Park/Newsflash)

Gun Ravaged South Africa To Build World’s First Bulletproof Playground

The world's first playground encased in bulletproof glass is to be built in guncrime-ravaged South Africa. The project, designed by safety campaigners Gun Free SA, is set to be built…

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Read more about the article China Announces Completion Of World’s Longest Arch Bridge As It Opens For Traffic
The world's largest arch bridge is completed and opens to traffic in Hechi, Guangxi, China, undated. It is a two-way, four-lane bridge with a total length of 2,488.55 meters. (Guangxi Transportation/AsiaWire)

China Announces Completion Of World’s Longest Arch Bridge As It Opens For Traffic

China has unveiled the world's longest arch bridge which it said combines groundbreaking technology with science as it officially opened to traffic. The Tian'e Longtan Bridge, a steel-reinforced concrete arch…

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Read more about the article Priceless Art Stolen From Pompeii 50 Years Ago Found In Villa Wall In Flanders
Photo shows the artefact that was stolen from Pompei in the mid 1970s, undated. It was in a wall in a villa in Herzele, East Flanders. (Newsflash)

Priceless Art Stolen From Pompeii 50 Years Ago Found In Villa Wall In Flanders

A man was stunned when the cops showed up after he decided to have a piece of marble art appraised that turned out to have been looted from Pompeii 50…

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Read more about the article Elderly Villagers Colour Over Ancient Buddha Statues For ‘Good Luck’
Photo shows the cliff statue of Shifeihe after it was painted by villagers in Nanjiang, Sichuan, China, undated. Restoration has been carried out. (AsiaWire)

Elderly Villagers Colour Over Ancient Buddha Statues For ‘Good Luck’

A group of villagers have invoked the wrath of the locals after they vandalised two 1,400-old Buddha statues by painting them with vivid colours claiming it was for religious offerings.…

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Read more about the article Roads Closed As Scientists Warn Tower Of Bologna Could Collapse At Any Time
Picture shows Garisenda Tower in Bologna, Italy. It is reportedly at risk of collapsing. (Newsflash)

Roads Closed As Scientists Warn Tower Of Bologna Could Collapse At Any Time

Italy's other leaning tower is at risk of collapse after scientists listening for cracking sounds in the stonework declared it potentially unsafe. Bologna's Garisenda Tower, one of a pair built…

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Read more about the article Huge Escalator Built On Mountain Side So Tourists Can Enjoy View
Photo shows tourist escalators at a scenic spot in Zhejiang, China, undated. It helps people reach the summit more easily. (ZheC.ting/AsiaWire)

Huge Escalator Built On Mountain Side So Tourists Can Enjoy View

Climbing enthusiasts in China have criticised the building of an escalator complete with cooling mist that allows visitors to reach the mountaintop in minutes without breaking a sweat. The 1,100-ft-long…

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Read more about the article Woman’s Bathtub Grows Mushrooms
Fungi grow in the bathtub at a women's home in Kunming, Yunnan, China, undated. The tub was made of wood and had not been used for several days. (97718933518/AsiaWire)

Woman’s Bathtub Grows Mushrooms

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Woman discovers that her wooden bathtub is overgrown with fungi, that she later coops up into a tasty stew. The intriguing discovery recently unfolded in a quaint home located in…

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Read more about the article Giant Buddha Statue To Get A Facelift After Criticism
Picture shows a Buddha statue, under construction, in Phsar Leu Village Cambodia, undated. It was was widely criticized for having an oddly proportioned face. (Newsflash)

Giant Buddha Statue To Get A Facelift After Criticism

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Officials who were widely criticised after unveiling what was described as the most badly built Buddha statue in the world have appealed for donations in order to put things right.…

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