Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the...

Jar wars: Barilla to challenge Nutella

Barilla could launch its chocolate spread in January

Ex-gangster shot dead after launch of book on quitting crime

Denmark had a record number of gang-related shootings last year

Mexico's axolotl, a cartoon hero and genetic marvel, fights for survival

Mexico's axolotl salamander can almost magically heal itself, holding the power to regrow its heart and brain....

London restaurant closes toilet to some patrons ahead of World Toilet Day

One in three people around the world not having access to a toilet

Darts players smell trouble as tournament ends with row over farting

Two-time world champion kicks up a stink over rival's 'fragrant smell'

Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills,...

How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'

It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what...

All bets are off: UK bookmaker suspends wagers on timing of PM May's exit

British bookmaker William Hill suspended betting on the year that Prime Minister Theresa May will leave office,...

Phallic-shaped owl statue in Serbia's north sparks protests

Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia's northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world's...

"I've never used a computer," Japan's cybersecurity minister admits

Says policy decided by number of people in his office and government

Man marries a computer character in Japan

It was an $18,000 wedding ceremony

Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. "A group of...

'It's not what we meant': teen in 'Nazi salute' photo

A Wisconsin teen pictured in the now viral prom photo showing dozens of students appearing to give the Nazi...

In Egypt, a bee therapist uses venom to treat patients

Around five people a month visit Omar Abulhassan for a shot of venom

"Baby Trump" flies in Paris as US President attends WW1 ceremony

A six-meter-high balloon of US President Donald Trump as a snarling, orange baby flew over Paris on Sunday to...

Top Air India pilot fails breathalyser tests

He is the airline official responsible for flight safety

Surgeon mistakes Florida patient's kidney for tumour, removes it

She went in for back surgery, and came out one kidney short

China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

A-list movie star ordered to pay hefty fine

And now for something completely different: Chinese robot news readers

Chinese news readers may have some new competition - artificially intelligent robot anchors that can mimic human...