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China's giant Mao Zedong statue 'demolished'

A giant gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has reportedly been demolished because it lacked government approval, just days after images of it were widely shared on social media.<p>Images of the statue of a seated Mao towering about 37 metres over empty fields in the …

China

Man who plotted to kidnap Barack Obama's dogs faces weapons charge

North Dakota man allegedly plotted to kidnap First Family's pet Portuguese water dogs<p>A North Dakota man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's pet Portuguese water dogs was arrested with guns and ammunition at a downtown Washington hotel and is facing a weapons charge, The …

North Dakota

Nepal earthquake survivors face winter's cold

It has been nine months since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing at least 8,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands of families.<p>Now Nepal's government is facing a new challenge - preparing disaster survivors for winter's cold weather.<p>The government has started distributing $100 …

Natural Disasters

Female pilot completes epic solo flight

Aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor has arrived in Australia after a three-month trip in a biplane more than 70 years old. The flight was in part an homage …

North Korea's Kim Jong-un tells scientists to build better nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looked to milk his country’s recent nuclear test as a propaganda victory on Monday, praising his scientists and vowing more nuclear bombs a day after the US flew a powerful nuclear-capable warplane close to the North in a show of force.<p>A standoff between the rival …

North Korea