Smallest dog: A 3.8-inch tall Chihuahua, weighing just half a kg, has entered the Guinness World Records as the planet&’s smallest dog. Chihuahua Miracle Milly is owned by Vanesa Semler of Puerto Rico. pti
Whispering monkeys: Scientists have found the first example of whispering among non-human primates in a group of tamarin monkeys in captivity in the Central Park Zoo, New York.  pti
Bangla war crime: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court today quashed a petition from convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee urging two judges to abstain from hearing his appeal against the death penalty given to him. ptiI
Greenpeace team: A Russian court on Thursday jailed a photographer and a Greenpeace activist who were part of the 30-member Greenpeace team protesting near an oil platform in the Arctic last week.      ap
Pak officers: Two senior Pakistani army Generals, travelling to oversee earthquake relief operations, had a miraculous escape today after their helicopter was attacked over the restive Balochistan province. pti
Pussy Riot trial: Russia today postponed to next month a hearing over jailed Pussy Riot punk Maria Alyokhina’s plea for a softer sentence, as her fellow jailed bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova continued a hunger strike. afp
Pilots’ shocker: In a shocking admission, two pilots have reported that they both fell asleep in the cockpit of a packed 325-seat passenger plane that kept flying unsupervised on auto-pilot mode. pti
Nepal chopper crash: Four people had a miraculous escape when an 9N-AEX Air Dynasty chopper  crashed today after its tail caught fire while landing at an airport near Mount Everest.  pti
Concordia victims: Italian divers looking for two bodies missing from last year’s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster which claimed 32 lives found human remains on Thursday, the government agency said.     afp
Mexico storms toll: The death toll from twin storms that battered Mexico has risen to 139 from 130 while 53 people remain missing after a mudslide buried their village, officials have said.  afp