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Holy smoke, researchers say cannabis used in ancient Israelite shrine

06/01/20 3:43 PM

The ancient Israelites may have used cannabis to get high as part of their religious ritual, according to Israeli researchers who found residue of the drug at a nearly 3,000-year-old shrine.

With masks and thermometers Bilbao's Guggenheim welcomes back visitors

06/01/20 1:37 PM

Two dozen visitors queued to get their temperatures taken at the entrance to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum on Monday as it became the first of Spain's major cultural centres to reopen its doors after a...

The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

06/01/20 12:45 PM

Portugal's theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown - but many stayed shut, fearing audiences...

Spanish nightclub industry draws up code to allow safe partying

06/01/20 12:43 PM

Dancing with masks on, sipping drinks with straws and keeping to marked off areas of the dance floor are among post-lockdown safety proposals aimed at helping Spain's nightclubs reopen their doors in...

Glamorous dummies enforce pandemic safety at Michelin-starred Virginia restaurant

06/01/20 10:44 AM

It's not your typical Michelin-starred feast experience, dining near life-size mannequins clad in glamorous 1940's style. It could be considered quite unconventional but then again, so is almost...

Thais head for movies and massage as virus lockdown eases

06/01/20 9:48 AM

Thais took in a movie and enjoyed foot massages in a welcome return on Monday to some pampering and popular pastimes as coronavirus restrictions further eased and new infection numbers remained low.

Lithuanian babies crawl to glory despite lockdown

06/01/20 9:11 AM

It took 13 seconds for Olivija, a 9-month-old girl, to crawl 5 meters from her family's living room to the kitchen to be declared the fastest baby in Lithuania, where the annual baby crawlers race...

Under new guidelines, Britons plan for a different kind of BBQ

06/01/20 8:18 AM

People across Britain plan to invite friends and family to barbecues in their gardens with the latest easing of social distancing measures on Monday, but a list of rules will make them a little more...

Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

06/01/20 4:53 AM

A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea's largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand...

Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan

05/29/20 3:43 PM

Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a...

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