Airborne pollutants from China caused about 40 percent of deaths related to PM 2.5 in the rest of the East Asian region, according to a recent study.
Japanese pedestrians are 20 times less likely to walk through a red light than their French counterparts, but are quicker to follow suit if someone else does first, according to a French study.
Hayato Date has run his way into the record books after being officially crowned as the fastest person to complete a full marathon while wearing geta wooden clogs.
Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a rare ancient jug adorned with a curious figurine that appears to be a state of contemplation.
A new biodiversity survey projects staggering losses of animal life on the planet as a result of human threats such as habitat destruction and poaching, with two-thirds of monitored vertebrate creatures expected to be lost by 2020.