Highest airport: China is building 4,411-metre-high Daocheng Yading Airport, the world’s highest altitude civilian airport, close to Tibet as part of a plan to develop infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region.  pti
S Korea warns North: South Korea on Sunday warned the North it was “reaching the limit” of its patience over stalled talks to revive a joint industrial park once seen as a  symbol of cooperation between the rivals. afp
Kuwait Cabinet: Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, named a Cabinet on Sunday that includes new oil, finance and defence ministers and seven members of the ruling Al-Sabah family.  afp
Japan N-plant leak: The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has given its first public estimate of the size of the leakage of radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean since the disaster. pti
Jewel thief held: A suspect in the theft of jewellery worth 1.4 million dollars during this year’s Cannes Film Festival was arrested in June during a robbery on a Spanish island, sources said on Sunday.  afp
Baghdad attacks: Attacks on Sunday in Iraq killed eight people, including three soldiers and a judge, officials said, as authorities struggle to contain the worst violence to hit the country in five years. afp
Leap for robotkind: The world’s first talking robot astronaut ~ Kirobo ~ was successfully blasted into space from the island of Tanegashima, carrying food, water and other supplies by Japanese scientists.   pti
Mummy found: In a once-in-a-lifetime find, a 10-year-old German boy has discovered what may be an ancient Egyptian ‘mummy’ hidden in a corner of his grandmother’s attic, where it lay undisturbed for decades. pti
Flying bicycle: Two UK designers and aviation enthusiasts claim to have developed the world’s first flying bicycle that can attain a speed of 40kph and reach 4,000 feet above ground and requires no licence to fly. pti
Curiosity rover: Nasa’s Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars next week and has already achieved its main goal of revealing that ancient Red planet could have supported life, the US space agency said.     pti
Ant species found: The University of Utah biologist have discovered 33 new species of monstrous-looking predatory ants in Central America and the Caribbean. It is published in the journal Zootaxa. pti
UK teens: Parents in the UK are spending 6,261 pounds each year to give their adolescent offspring a comfortable life, a new survey has found. The study of 1,000 parents of teens found that an average of almost 61 pounds a week is spent. pti
Rare dinosaur nests: Researchers in New York have discovered rare dinosaur eggshells left abandoned by huge meat-eating animals that roamed a vast floodplain about 150 million years ago in
Portugal. pti
Harry off pressure: Hinting that he might stay single for some time, Prince Harry, 28, has said that after the birth of the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton the “pressure” to settle down is off him.     pti
Bullock attacks Oscars: Osvar winning-actress Sandra Bullock says the Academy Awards do not pay respect to comedy movies. Bullock,  49, rose to same with comedy films like While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality. pti