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  • Ronaldo opens hair transplant clinic

    Ronaldo opens hair transplant clinic

    Cristiano Ronaldo said Friday his decision to open a hair transplant clinic in Madrid was his way of thanking "the people who love me" after spending the best part of a decade at Real Madrid. The 34-year-old Portuguese star's hair implant centre...

  • Nepal refutes Indian Army's abominable yeti claim

    Nepal refutes Indian Army's abominable yeti claim

    Nepal's army Friday refuted the Indian military's hairy claim that its soldiers had discovered yeti footprints in the Himalayas, saying they were more likely just a bear. The Indian army posted images of "yeti footprints" from near the Nepal-China...

  • Have Prince Harry and Meghan had their baby in secret?

    Have Prince Harry and Meghan had their baby in secret?

    A major betting company in Britain has stopped taking bets on when Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's baby will be born, believing on Friday that it has already secretly arrived.Paddy Power said it had suspended bets on when the Duke and Duchess...

  • Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

    Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

    A pilot for Indonesia's Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded, the airline said Friday. CCTV footage posted to Facebook and since viewed over one million times shows the unhappy...

  • Rangers find three-eyed snake in Australia's Humpty Doo

    Rangers find three-eyed snake in Australia's Humpty Doo

    A three-eyed snake found slithering down a road in the northern Australian town of Humpty Doo has sparked amusement in a country already accustomed to unusual wildlife. Rangers dubbed the unusual serpent "Monty Python" after finding it on a...

  • Austrian innkeeper goes beserk after food complaint

    Austrian innkeeper goes beserk after food complaint

    Two diners in Austria bit off more than they could chew when they dared to complain about a mix-up in their food order and were compelled to run for safety from the enraged restaurant owner, police said Thursday. Police in Upper Austria said they...

  • Jails are designed to stop people getting out - but couple caught trying to break in

    Jails are designed to stop people getting out - but couple caught trying to break in

    An audacious bid by a man and a woman to break into a Florida jail and free their "partner" ended with the perpetrators joining him behind bars. Francine Olson and Brandon Reyes were arrested Monday night for "impersonating a law enforcement...

  • Elderly Aussie couple end up with drug shipment after delivery mix-up

    Elderly Aussie couple end up with drug shipment after delivery mix-up

    An elderly couple in Australia were the surprise recipients of an illegal drug shipment after signing for a wrongly delivered parcel containing millions of dollars' worth of methamphetamine, police said Thursday. The Melbourne couple immediately...

  • Indian dog, owner detained for election campaigning

    Indian dog, owner detained for election campaigning

    A pet pooch was detained for flouting India's election rules after it was spotted parading slogans supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside polling stations -- but "let off with a warning", authorities said Tuesday. Police seized the dog...

  • Indian Army mocked for Yeti 'footprint' photos

    Indian Army mocked for Yeti 'footprint' photos

    Photos of "Yeti footprints" posted online by the Indian army triggered a social media storm on Tuesday, with users ridiculing the military for propagating theories debunked by science. The army tweeted three images late on Monday showing a series...

  • Three selfie-crazy Indian teens crushed by train

    Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths. A fourth youth managed to jump to safety before the accident in Panipat city in the...

  • Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

    Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

    Clad in elaborate headdresses representing dragons and wizards, Myanmar's ethnic Pa'O fire huge, homemade rockets into the sky - an annual call for plentiful rains and a chance for a windfall of cash.  The Pa'O are one of the largest of the...

  • Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico

    Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico

    Residents of the Mexican town of Xonacatlan have entered the Guinness Book of World Records with a giant teddy bear, measuring more than 20 meters long and weighing four tons. The colossal stuffed animal, named Xonita, took three months to be...

  • Indonesia considers moving its capital away from Jakarta

    Indonesia considers moving its capital away from Jakarta

    Indonesia is considering a plan to move its capital away from sprawling megalopolis Jakarta, officials said Monday, but any jump to a new city could still be years away. The idea of moving Indonesia's seat of government from an urban...

  • Pope urges hairdressers to cut gossip

    Pope urges hairdressers to cut gossip

    Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails. "Practise your profession in a Christian style, treating customers...

  • Mexican lawmaker proposes warm beers to cool desire for a drink

    Mexican lawmaker proposes warm beers to cool desire for a drink

    Time to crack open a cold one? Not so fast - a local Mexican lawmaker proposed a measure limiting the sale of cold beer to curb alcohol consumption, unbottling a wave of mainly mocking reactions online. "If the beer isn't refrigerated, you will be...

  • Chinese police smash $30m fake Lego ring

    Chinese police smash $30m fake Lego ring

    Chinese police have dismantled a ring accused of manufacturing some $30 million worth of counterfeit Lego sold across the country, authorities said. Police earlier this week raided the premises of Lepin -- a Chinese toymaker manufacturing Lego...

  • When the smoke cleared after final, cup had vanished

    When the smoke cleared after final, cup had vanished

    When the time came to present the Athens region basketball cup to the winners, there was a problem: the trophy had disappeared, Greek media reported on Thursday. After FEA Filadelfia won away to Egleo 88-78 on Wednesday, the joyous winning fans...

  • Comedy duo pranked Macron in 'Ukraine president' call

    Comedy duo pranked Macron in 'Ukraine president' call

    "Hello, Mr President?" Two Russian pranksters famous for pulling off high-profile hoax phone calls say they tricked France's Emmanuel Macron by pretending to be Ukraine's new president elect. The pair, Vladimir "Vovan" Kuznetsov and Alexei "Lexus"...

  • First date? Remember to ask about Brexit

    First date? Remember to ask about Brexit

    Find out how your date voted on Brexit or risk an early break-up, behavioural psychologists warned British singles on Thursday in new research for the dating site eharmony. Eric Robinson from the University of Liverpool said that raising the...