Category: Features


Woman seeks sex change in first for UAE

An Emirati woman has sought leave to have a sex change operation in what would be a first for the United Arab Emirates, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The application to the court in the...


World’s highest bridge nears completion in China

Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world’s highest bridge, local authorities said. The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river,...


Many languages use similar sounds for common objects

Nearly two thirds of the world’s languages often use similar sounds for common objects, such as the “n” sound for nose, international researchers said Monday. The study challenges a long-standing principle of linguistics, which...