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Mysterious ‘UFO in shape of stingray’ lights up night sky over Russia

The World Cup has kicked off but interest may stretch beyond the stars, after reports that a UFO arrived in Russia. Footage has emerged of “giant stingray" lighting up the skies over northern Russia. A nervous woman who spotted the mystery lights in the city of Kirov wrote: “What the hell was that? It doesn’t look like anything I’ve previously seen." Many suggested an extraterrestrial phenomenon over Russia. “The aliens have arrived for the World Cup,” said one. The spooky display was visible from…

VIDEO: Fish fall from sky with rain in Mexico

MEXICO: No cats or dogs, but it rained fish this week in Mexico. Yes, it literally happened. According to civil defense officials in northeast Mexico, a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky. Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish. Photos and video posted on the agency’s Facebook page show four small fish in a bag and another on a sidewalk. Many commenting on the post offered possible…

Sky roars with fireworks as 70th Independence Day celebrations begin

KARACHI: Sky roared with fireworks as clock ticked 12:00 am to begin celebrations of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August. The highest flag of South Asia and eighth highest in the world was hoisted at Wagah Border in Lahore. Meanwhile, fireworks celebrations were held across Pakistan in all the cities. All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tactfully decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.…

WATCH: Huge meteor lights up sky across Midwest

ILLINOIS: A huge glowing meteor was sighted over sky in at least six US states in the wee hours of Monday. The blue-green fireball, traveling southwest to northeast, was sighted. The American Meteor Society, which monitors such events, reported 185 calls about it. "The fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minnesota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event," the society said on its website, adding that the meteor ended its…

Amazon looks to the sky to store products

Amazon.com has filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones. The patent application was filed two years ago but was spotted only on Wednesday by Zoe Leavitt, an analyst at technology data and research firm CB Insights. ALSO READ: Amazon starts flexing muscle in new space: air cargo According to the patent filing, drones launched from the so-called "airborne fulfillment centers" (AFCs) would use far less power than those launched from the ground. The AFCs would hover at…

Haute cuisine? Santa serves up sleigh-borne dinner in the sky

BRUSSELS: Not waiting at home for Santa Claus, gourmets in Brussels are flying off aboard his sleigh to dine with him above the city's rooftops and twinkling Christmas lights. "Santa in the Sky" is a novel twist on the Belgian capital's "Dinner in the Sky" venture, where diners and the chefs cooking for them are lifted high in the air on an open platform suspended from a construction crane. This weekend on the city's chic Sablon square shopping district, a bell-ringing Santa Claus is welcoming people aboard the…