Australia's record-breaking economic run isn't about to end because of a ban on plastic bags — as one lobby group spuriously claimed — but consumers are buying less, offering a cautionary tale for the rest of the world.
Japan's Golden Week holiday, extended to 10 days this year to celebrate the imperial succession, has left in limbo those working parents who are unable to take the whole time off, as most nurseries and kindergartens will be closed.
The animal kingdom is full of creatures with wacky-colored peepers: Great horned owls sport stunning golden eyes, while cats see through bright green, yellow or even orange eyes. So why don't humans show such colorful oglers?
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu ended her long wait for Olympic victory and Australia captured two gold medals in an exhilarating first day of swimming competition that saw three world records smashed in Rio on Saturday.