June 23, 2018

Women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia on June 24

iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to drive for the first time on June 24, ending a long-standing rule in the country. King Salman declared last September that the country would end its ban on women driving a vehicle. According to BBC News, women were first issued licenses earlier this months. The move comes after years of protest and pushback against the ban, with several women having been arrested in 1990 in the country's capital Riyadh. Over th..
June 23, 2018

Whiskey, Harley prices expected to jump in Europe as tariffs take effect

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- In the heart of London's Soho, whiskey mecca Milroy's of Soho has a section dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. "The rarer products we get in ... they'll be hit fairly quickly because there's not that much of it in the country," the owner of the shop, Simo, who prefers to go by just one name, told ABC News. Milroy's customers will feel the price rise quickly, he said Friday afternoon, as whiskey drinkers filed in after work. The Europe..
June 22, 2018

Russian city sprays vanilla to try to repel clouds of gnats before World Cup game

iStock/Thinkstock(VOLGOGRAD, Russia) -- Authorities in the Russian city of Volgograd are spraying vanilla concentrate to try to stop huge clouds of gnats from impacting the World Cup games being played at the city's stadium. The gnats attracted almost as much attention as the soccer during a game between England and Tunisia last Monday. Swarms of the insects were visible on television and players batted and swatted at them throughout the game. One German TV journalist took extreme measures,..
June 22, 2018

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb

Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images(SHAANXI PROVINCE, China) -- An entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and species of gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, may be the first ape to have become extinct due to humans, according to a new s..