India inaugurates world's tallest statue, but some locals call it ‘celebration of death’

India has drawn awe from every corner of the world as it unveiled its Statue of Unity, a monumental 182 meter-high effigy which costs an eye-watering $ 400 million. The monument has become the world’s tallest statue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning inaugurated the statue, located in India’s western state of Gujarat, and […]

Ebola outbreak could spiral out of control as health workers deal with armed insurgents, hostile locals

A closer look at the day’s most notable stories with The National’s Jonathon Gatehouse: health experts struggle to contain Ebola outbreak; the intense celebrity showdown between Taylor Swift and Kanye West turns political; experts answer questions about cannabis legalization plan.

Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO)

A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was “at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon.” “[Friday], at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was […]

Google Maps Street View reveals eerie abandoned island said to be haunted by locals

Google Maps Street Views gives users the rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s most unique places. This Japanese Island it utterly abandoned, a sight that would give many the chills. But to make matters worse, locals are convinced the area is haunted. Would you dare travel to this island alone? Hashima Island is […]

The Royal wedding has Windsor properties under the spotlight – how is it for locals?

It’s not just any prince who is getting married – it’s their neighbour’s grandson. “Everybody knows that as far as the Queen is concerned the castle is home; she’s a neighbour to everybody and there’s a lot of warmth towards her,” says Chris Littler, branch manager of Windsor’s The Frost Partnership estate agents. The Queen’s […]

EastEnders spoilers: Kat Moon’s HUGE plan to win back locals after money scam is REVEALED

EastEnder’s Kat Moon (played by Jessie Wallace) will embark on a new business venture following the disaster that was her memorial fundraiser. Last week, a scheming Big Mo (Laila Morse) tried to con Walford residents out of their money by pretending Kat had died to make a quick buck. But when Kat turned up at […]

Mysterious loud boom shakes Oklahoma, locals report green and orange flashes

Residents across Oklahoma and Texas were jostled from their daily routines after hearing a loud boom Tuesday afternoon. Many were left scratching their heads and watching the skies for the source of the explosive phenomenon. While the US Geological Survey has not reported any earthquakes in the region, the National Weather Services in Norman, Oklahoma […]

‘Geyser? Volcano?’ Locals puzzled by mystery sinkhole at Nice beach (PHOTO)

A mystery crater that appeared at a beach in the French resort town of Nice has left residents scratching their heads. Some suggest the large, round crater is either a geyser or a volcano. A sinkhole 5 meters in diameter and 2 meters deep, filled with brackish water, emerged on Lido beach in Nice, along […]