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..
June 21, 2018

Japanese worker docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early

iStock/Thinkstock(KOBE, Japan) -- Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early. “It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at the press conference, according to local media. Yet it apparently wasn't a one-time infraction - the unnamed 64-year old employee allegedly slipped out early 26 times over seven month..
June 21, 2018

John Bolton heads to Moscow to plan potential Putin-Trump summit

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday. This would be the first formally-arranged meeting between Trump and Putin after they talked on the sidelines of two international summits in 2017, and it comes after the president's rep..
June 21, 2018

New Zealand prime minister becomes second world leader in modern era to give birth

Phil Walter/Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- The prime minister of New Zealand has given birth to a girl. Jacinda Ardern, 37, wrote in a personal Instagram post that her daughter arrived at 4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, weighing in at 7.3 pounds. It's the first child for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford. "Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness," Ardern wrote in her post. "We're all doing really well, thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospit..