September 23, 2017 4:20 AM Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake
MEXICO CITY: For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from Tuesday's devastating earthquake, Frida the Navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and pride in the search for survivors. Known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots, the 7-year-old yellow Labrador has become a social media star, appearing on one man's tattoo 3
September 21, 2017 10:35 AM South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'
SEOUL: South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send US$8 million (5.93 million pounds) worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued. North Korea's foreign minister likened U.S. President Donald Trump to a "barking 3
September 18, 2017 9:57 PM Street ‘Doctor’ in China Cuts Dogs’ Vocal Cords to Stop Them From Barking
is not a licensed veterinarian, and thus is not qualified to perform such operations, according to Chengdu Business Daily (via Weibo). He told the outlet that he learned to perform the procedure — “debarking” — a few years ago after opening a pet shop. Debarking, medically known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy, is a controversial procedure 5
September 16, 2017 9:02 PM Goodbye, dear Homer, Lifestyle News & Top Stories
The demand for pet cremation services has been growing in recent years, in line with the increase in the number of pet owners and shifting attitudes on how to send these furry friends off after they die. But complaints against service providers have surfaced. Some residents living near pet crematoriums have complained of a burning smell and one service 3
September 14, 2017 9:02 PM N. Korea threatens to sink Japan, reduce US to ashes
Pyongyang agency says it will use nuclear arms against countries for backing UN sanctions SEOUL • A North Korean state agency threatened yesterday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for backing a United Nations Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang's 3
September 14, 2017 4:57 AM North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce US to 'ashes and darkness'
SEOUL: A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday (Sep 14) to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a UN Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test. Pyongyang's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North's external ties and propaganda 2
September 13, 2017 2:10 PM Moscow evacuates more than 10,000 people over bomb threats: Report
MOSCOW - Moscow evacuated more than 10,000 people on Wednesday (Sept 13) from shopping centres, railway stations and universities, Russia's RT news website reported, after "almost simultaneous" warnings they had been rigged with explosives. Twenty sites are currently being evacuated, with emergency services saying that specialist units and officers with sniffer 8
September 11, 2017 7:56 AM Anxiety, panic, work: A reporter’s day with storm hours out
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tamara Lush is the Associated Press correspondent and multimedia journalist for the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, covering Florida’s Gulf Coast. She has covered 10 storms — including the recent Hurricane Harvey in Houston. She returned to St. Pete, where she’s lived for seven years, to cover Irma and soon found herself among Florida’s 2
September 11, 2017 3:02 AM Hurricane Irma is so strong that it's sucking ocean water away from the coast
Hurricane Irma is so strong that it is pulling water away from coastlines, an unusual phenomenon taking place in certain areas of Florida's west coast. Irma's powerful winds first blow offshore, essentially sucking the water away from the coast. The winds pulled water out of the Tampa Bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Portions of the bay that had been filled 2
September 8, 2017 4:04 PM Can cuddling up to man's best friend help you sleep better?
Letting a canine companion into the bedroom at night can divide couples and families. While some argue that all that doggy snoring will ruin their sleep, others love nothing more than a nighttime cuddle with their furry friend. However, science may now have resolved the matter, with a new U.S. study suggesting that sleeping with your pet can actually 12