On January 20, inauguration day in the United States, a nameless, unknown military aide will be seen accompanying President Barack Obama to the handover ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. That military aide will be carrying a satchel over his or her shoulder containing a briefcase known as "the nuclear football." ... This contains the launch codes for a strategic nuclear strike. The briefing for the incoming president on how to activate them will have already taken place out of public sight, but the moment President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office that aide, and the satchel, will move quietly over to his side. Donald Trump will then have sole authority to order an action that could result in the deaths of millions of people in under an hour. The question on a lot of people's minds right now is, given his thin skin and impulsive temperament, what are the safeguards, if any, to prevent an impetuous decision by one man with catastrophic consequences? read more
At the end of last year, Sweden opened its doors to the world's first permanent ice hotel. Ice Hotel 365 is the only frozen accommodation in the world to remain open all year-round.
More than 40 architects, artists and designers came together from nine countries around the world to create 20 suites where guests can sleep on a bed made of ice at -5C, 365 days a year. read more
The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office.
Barack Obama's outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; 468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn.
Mr Obama pledged in 2014 to give $3bn to help tackle the effects of climate change in the poorest countries. read more
An Indian education minister, Vasudev Devnani, has claimed that cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen' and that people need to understand its scientific significance'.
He also said that diseases such as cold and cough are healed if one goes near a cow and emphasised on the role of youth in promoting cow conservation in the entire country.
And that cow dung has ample quantity of vitamin B that results in soaking radioactivity. read more
With her rehab attempts and legal trouble making headlines, American actor and singer Lindsay Lohan has been in the news for several reasons over the past few years. However, this time, it's for different reasons.
Once again, there are speculations that she has converted to Islam after she wiped her Instagram account clean. Her page now only says "Alaikum salam" in the bio section. The actor has deleted all of her tweets as well, although the Facebook page remains open.