Sneaky simians mob man, snatch Covid-19 samples

Publication date 31 May 2020 | 21:29 | ICT

Monkeys mobbed an Indian health worker and made off with coronavirus test blood samples, spreading fears that the stealing simians could spread the pandemic in the local area. Indian authorities often have to grapple with primates



  • Son taken 32 years ago reunited with parents

    Publication date 20 May 2020 | 22:02 | ICT

    A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.

  • Restaurants and resorts stage a comeback

    Publication date 20 May 2020 | 21:49 | ICT

    Cambodians have become less worried about their health risk since all 122 Covid-19 patients had recovered and the Kingdom has not seen any new case in over a month.

  • Puppy scammers target lonely, locked-down Aussies

    Publication date 20 May 2020 | 21:15 | ICT

    Australia is suffering a wave of puppy scams as fraudsters target the lonely and locked down with fake online offers of cavoodles, French bulldogs and other popular pooches, said authorities.

  • Here’s how Africa’s tech scene is fighting virus

    Publication date 20 May 2020 | 21:13 | ICT

    Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to home-grown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

  • French cinemas getting heated over drive-in festival

    Publication date 19 May 2020 | 21:14 | ICT

    French cinema owners are up in arms because a drive-in film festival is beating the country’s lockdown while they are forced to stay closed.

  • Restaurants reopen in parts of Europe, but diners scarce

    Publication date 19 May 2020 | 21:13 | ICT

    Restaurants and cafes began reopening in parts of Europe and Central Asia on Monday after weeks of closures – but despite new safety measures, wary diners stayed away in many cities.

  • ‘Hug glove’ gives Canada family a bit of normalcy

    Publication date 19 May 2020 | 21:04 | ICT

    A Canadian woman has come up with an ingenious way to safely hug her mother, even during the coronavirus pandemic – the “hug glove”, a plastic tarp with four sleeves hanging from a clothesline.

  • India engineer builds a robot for shopping

    Publication date 19 May 2020 | 21:03 | ICT

    As long, jostling queues formed outside liquor stores in India during the easing of a coronavirus lockdown, Karthik Velayutham found a way to maintain social distancing – by building a robot to shop for him.

  • Players dig into building game Minecraft amid pandemic

    Publication date 19 May 2020 | 20:34 | ICT

    Some 126 million people are playing Minecraft monthly and more than 200 million copies of the building and exploration game have been sold as online play surges during the pandemic.

  • Millions of ‘new poor’ in Italy due to Covid-19

    Publication date 18 May 2020 | 21:43 | ICT

    Within 10 minutes, all the food was gone.