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Nativity scene in Spanish city breaks two Guinness records
Odd News // 2 hours ago
Nativity scene in Spanish city breaks two Guinness records
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A nearly 60-foot-high nativity scene in Spain earned two Guinness World Records as the tallest and largest nativity scene in the world.
Lawmakers in South Korea pass bill to ban anti-Pyongyang leaflets
World News // 2 hours ago
Lawmakers in South Korea pass bill to ban anti-Pyongyang leaflets
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- South Korea is one step closer to a ban on anti-Pyongyang leafleting at the North Korea border.
Athlete climbs 164-foot rope in under 4 minutes for Guinness record
Odd News // 2 hours ago
Athlete climbs 164-foot rope in under 4 minutes for Guinness record
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A South African climber scaled a 164-foot rope hanging between two towers in under 4 minutes to break a Guinness World Record.
Cracked glass doors blamed on wandering sheep
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Cracked glass doors blamed on wandering sheep
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The mystery of a possible breaking and entering attempt at a business was solved when the culprit responsible for cracking a glass door was identified as a wandering sheep, police in Michigan said.
Chinese dissident who defaced Xi poster says she's on 'verge of collapse'
World News // 4 hours ago
Chinese dissident who defaced Xi poster says she's on 'verge of collapse'
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A woman who said she was forcibly hospitalized twice after defacing a poster of Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2018 said she is the target of surveillance.
North Korea raises coronavirus alert to highest level despite 'zero' cases
World News // 5 hours ago
North Korea raises coronavirus alert to highest level despite 'zero' cases
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- North Korea raised its alert level for the novel coronavirus to the highest of three stages despite state claims of "zero" cases of COVID-19.
Activist Joshua Wong given prison sentence for Hong Kong police protest
World News // 6 hours ago
Activist Joshua Wong given prison sentence for Hong Kong police protest
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A prominent pro-democracy leader in Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison for his role in a police protest that was part of mass demonstrations there last year.
Study: Air pollution exposure may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
Health News // 12 hours ago
Study: Air pollution exposure may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
Older adults exposed to air pollution might have a heightened risk of abnormal "plaque" accumulation in the brain, a new study suggests.
New Zealand declares a climate change emergency
World News // 12 hours ago
New Zealand declares a climate change emergency
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- New Zealand declared a climate emergency on Wednesday as it launched a plan to make its public sector carbon neutral by 2025.
Lockdown loneliness may worsen Parkinson's disease symptoms
Health News // 14 hours ago
Lockdown loneliness may worsen Parkinson's disease symptoms
Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic may worsen Parkinson's symptoms, researchers report.
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