Nearly 4,000 prisoners are currently battling wildfires across California making up about 40 percent of the nearly 10,000 firefighters deployed across the state. Participants make $2 per day in the program and $2 an hour when they’re on a fire line.
More than 1.2 million trees were planted across Australia on Sunday during National Tree Day. This year's tally brings the total number to over 22 million trees planted by more than 3.5 million participants since the campaign began in 1996.
An Australian TV series smuggled a group of participants across the Syrian border to IS territory. The group came under heavy artillery fire as filmmakers took them within half a mile of the front line.
A San Francisco biotech startup has managed to 3D print fake rhino horns that carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. It plans to flood Chinese market with these cheap horns to curb poaching.
A group of western tourists who stripped naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month will be prohibited from leaving Malaysia, as their act of "disrespecting the mountain" could have caused the devastating earthquake that killed at least 13 people.
A 102-year-old German woman will become the oldest person to receive a PhD, which will be awarded to her by the Hamburg University on June 9, almost eight decades after the Nazis blocked it because her mother was Jewish.
A report from a pro-Islamic State preacher from Russia’s Republic of Dagestan claims that ISIS is letting influential Saudis to manipulate suicide bomber waiting lists to favor them over militants from other regions.
Hundreds of Islamic State fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the capital of the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate, have been infected by Leishmaniasis which can become fatal if not treated with a simple course of medicine.