Diego Armando Maradona, an ex-football player and idol for many Argentines and fans around the world, has died on Wednesday at the age of 60 from a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires. His funeral will take place at the government house, Casa Rosada, and will begin tomorrow, Argentine media informed.
A 9-year-old Malaysian boy has come up with a solution to a long-standing dilemma faced by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa): a gravity-defying loo for its next lunar mission.
On 18 November the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) and the Government of the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) are celebrating the inaugural Polar Pride Day. This day demonstrates a commitment to support and enhance Diversity in Polar Science.
A rare painting by Winston Churchill featuring the famously bibulous British World War II leader's favourite brand of whisky fetched nearly £1 million at auction in London on Tuesday.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma said his players came “through hell” to claim the first victory over three-time world champions New Zealand. The Pumas beat the All Blacks 25/15 in Sydney on Saturday after failing to do so in 33 previous attempts since 1976.
Whale watchers in Avila Beach, California had a close encounter with a humpback whale as the marine giant almost swallowed two kayakers. The event was caught in the video and has made its round on the internet.
Diego Maradona was recovering Wednesday after an operation for bleeding in his skull, his personal doctor said. Maradona had a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, said Dr. Leopoldo Luque, a neurologist who performed Tuesday’s operation.
A Dutch metro train was saved from disaster on Monday when it smashed through a safety barrier but was prevented from plummeting into the water by a sculpture of a whale tail.
In a time of so much loss, it is rare for an individual death to stir a country. And it is extraordinary for national grief to be triggered by the passing of a puppet. But so it was in Brazil on Monday, as an outpouring of emotion followed news that the puppeteer behind Louro José – a 2-foot tall parrot that is a fixture on the country’s most popular morning show – had died.
Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who was the first to utter the famous movie line, “the name's Bond, James Bond” has died. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his family, the BBC reported. Connery, who had been unwell, died overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, said the report.