Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The debate over whether to legalise same-sex marriage has divided Taiwan Taiwan’s top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 20 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Moody’s cuts China’s credit rating for first time since 1989

Moody’s cuts China’s credit rating for first time since 1989

Image copyright Getty Images China’s credit rating has been cut over fears that growth in the world’s second-biggest economy will slow in the coming years. Moody’s, one of the world’s big three ratings agencies, cut China by one notch to A1 from Aa3. It was the first time the agency has downgraded the country since […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 24 finale: Rashad Jennings, Emma Slater win Mirror Ball Trophy – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24 finale was an evening of dancing and singing, and carnival rides, live performances by TLC, Hailee Steinfield, One Republic and Lady Antebellum, a flamenco demonstration accompanied by Charo on guitar, and one final competitive dance – the 24-hour Fusion Challenge – between the three remaining […]

Jon Stewart and HBO Scrap Animated Project – Hollywood Reporter

The digital shorts were originally expected to launch sometime during the presidential election. Jon Stewart’s mysterious animated HBO project is no more. The cable network confirmed Tuesday night that it would not be moving forward with its plans for a shortform animation venture from the former Daily Show host, a collaboration first announced in […]

Chris Blue Wins Season 12 of The Voice! – PEOPLE.com

Congratulations, Chris Blue! A fan favorite known for his big voice and even bigger dance moves, Blue was crowned the winner of The Voice on Tuesday. This marks the first ever win for Blue’s coach, Alicia Keys, who will not be returning to the iconic red chairs next season. “I am so honored to be able […]

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big – NPR

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big – NPR

A blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, engulfs krill off the coast of California. Silverback Films/BBC/Proceedings of the Royal Society B hide caption toggle caption Silverback Films/BBC/Proceedings of the Royal Society B A blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, engulfs krill off the coast of California. Silverback Films/BBC/Proceedings of the Royal […]

The weirdest star in the sky is acting up again – Washington Post

The weirdest star in the sky is acting up again – Washington Post

If a distant sun were surrounded by a swarm of solar panels constructed to power an advanced alien civilization, it might look a bit like Tabby’s Star. The strange celestial object, located some 1,300 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, behaves unlike any star scientists have ever seen. Several years ago, researchers working on […]