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367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

Man jumps 14,000ft with smallest parachute, sets world record

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:14

A Venezuelan daredevil has set a new Guinness record for skydiving using the world`s smallest parachute after he jumped from 14,000 feet with a canopy the size of a bed sheet.

5 feared dead in Australia plane crash

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 11:12

Five people are feared dead after a light plane crashed at an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday, emergency service workers said.

93-year-old UK man skydives 10,000 feet with wife`s ashes

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 15:44

Hake undertook the jump to raise money for the GP surgery that treated his wife before she died in August at the age of 95.

Skydiving planes collide in US, all escape

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 11:03

Two planes carrying skydivers collided in midair yesterday evening in far northwest Wisconsin, but all the parachutists were able to jump free with no major injuries reported.

Disabled Frenchman makes record jump over Everest

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 20:29

A French multiple sclerosis sufferer today became the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest, successfully completing his landing before being taken to hospital as a precaution.

Watch: ‘Fearless’ Felix Baumgartner’s incredible space jump

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 23:59

It’s been an year since Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped from a whopping altitude of 128,000 feet, entering into history books as the first man to make the highest ever skydive.

`Disrespectful` Justin Bieber banned from indoor skydiving facility for life

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 13:48

Justin Bieber and some of his friends behaved so poorly during their visit to Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving on Sunday that they have been banned for life.

Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:17

An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson.

Sonu Sood scared of heights, but wants to try skydiving

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 16:56

Sonu Sood says he is scared of heights, but wants to overcome the fear by giving a shot at skydiving.

Ready to face any challenge: Air Chief

Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 09:09

Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Saturday said India is ready to face any challenge concerning its security.

Reward for world record holder in skydiving

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 22:20

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced a reward of Rs five lakh for Wing Commander Jai Kishan who set the world record of highest skydive landing at Mount Everest.