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  • Face off: Chinese official gives Seoul mayor portrait ... of rival

    Face off: Chinese official gives Seoul mayor portrait ... of rival

    A visiting Chinese official sought to impress Seoul's powerful mayor with a gift of a hand-drawn portrait on Friday - only to present him with a picture of a controversial rival. Ma Xingrui, governor of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong,...

  • House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

    House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

    Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of "Game of Thrones" -- or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister - until his striking resemblance to the dwarf anti-hero got heads turning at home. The 25-year-old so resembles actor Peter...

  • Flamboyant funeral sees off Myanmar monk in costly style

    Flamboyant funeral sees off Myanmar monk in costly style

    Thousands of devotees flocked to a mock palace of kaleidoscopic colours in Myanmar this week to dance, sing and pay their final respects at the lavish cremation of a local celebrity monk. Abbot Kay Lar Tha was just 48 when he died last year from...

  • Canadian couple find lost ticket to become last-minute lottery millionaires

    Canadian couple find lost ticket to become last-minute lottery millionaires

    A Quebec couple won Can$1 million ($750,000) in the lottery after finding a winning ticket that had been forgotten in a book for months, the province's Loto-Quebec organization said Wednesday.   Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque only realided...

  • New Zealand PM helps out a fellow mum

    New Zealand PM helps out a fellow mum

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed Thursday she paid for a harried mother's groceries in a gesture sure to enhance a reputation already soaring because of her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks. Ardern was reluctant to...

  • Football fan exhumes grandfather's skull to celebrate league title

    Football fan exhumes grandfather's skull to celebrate league title

    Racing Club fan Valentin Aguilera took to the streets of Buenos Aires to celebrate his team's historic Argentinian league title on Sunday - despite having been dead for some time.  In a bizarre interview on TNT Sports, diehard Racing fan Gabriel...

  • Burger King goes... vegan? The meatless Whopper is here

    Burger King goes... vegan? The meatless Whopper is here

    For decades, fast-food giant Burger King has been the undisputed Home of the Whopper - the chain's signature sandwich featuring one of its flame-grilled, "no nonsense" 100 per cent beef patties. So, what happens when the Whopper doesn't actually...

  • Frenchman in a barrel closing in on trans-Atlantic crossing

    Frenchman in a barrel closing in on trans-Atlantic crossing

    A 72-year-old Frenchman floating across the Atlantic in a custom-made barrel says he is in high spirits as he approaches the end of his journey, after nearly 100 days alone at sea enjoying "magnificent sunrises and sunsets." "The days are going by...

  • Brazil twins in paternity row share the consequences

    Brazil twins in paternity row share the consequences

    Identical twins in central Brazil who tried to blame each other for the paternity of a girl, have both been ordered to pay child support. The men in Goaias state, now 31, were known to have "taken advantage of their identical appearance to hide...

  • Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    A Tokyo restaurant is honouring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns -- at an eye-watering cost of $900. The juicy three-kilogram (six-pound) whopper,...

  • Unfroggetable: endangered Bolivian amphibians get long-awaited first date

    Unfroggetable: endangered Bolivian amphibians get long-awaited first date

    The first date between Romeo, once the last-known Sehuencas water frog, and Juliet, who was discovered deep inside a Bolivian cloud forest in January, went so well the two have been living together in the male's aquarium since.  According to a...

  • China trials football kindergartens

    China trials football kindergartens

    President Xi Jinping has vowed to make China a footballing force and is prepared to go to great lengths to do it, sending thousands of toddlers to "football-focused" kindergartens. China, which has a population of 1.4 billion but has continually...

  • Europe's tallest building set to tower above tiny Danish town

    Europe's tallest building set to tower above tiny Danish town

    A tiny Danish town of just 7,000 people will soon play host to Europe’s tallest building - a 320-metre skyscraper higher than The Shard in London and roughly the same height as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Bestseller Tower, commissioned by the...

  • Vegans demanded the end of chocolate bunnies - or did they?

    Vegans demanded the end of chocolate bunnies - or did they?

    From a Brexit weed-smoking ban to express deliveries by falcon, here is a roundup of Monday's April Fool pranks in world media: Right to fair herring In a nod to Donald Trump's Mexico border wall plans, Denmark said it would build a fence in the...

  • Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    A Tokyo restaurant is honouring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns - at an eye-watering cost of $900. The juicy 3kg whopper, painstakingly prepared by...

  • Russia develops washing machine for space

    The days of astronauts packing enough clean clothes to last a whole mission could soon be over as Russia said it is developing a washing machine for space. The RKK Energiya space corporation that builds spacecraft dropped a brief mention of the...

  • Russia develops washing machine for space

    Russia develops washing machine for space

    The days of astronauts packing enough clean clothes to last a whole mission could soon be over as Russia said it is developing a washing machine for space. The RKK Energiya space corporation that builds spacecraft dropped a brief mention of the...

  • 'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

    'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

    Teaching cows to use the toilet is not the easiest task, but a Dutch inventor is banking on a new bovine urinal to help cut emissions that cause environmental damage. Tests have started on a farm in the Netherlands on the device which collects...

  • In Madrid, sheep nibble the city's largest park into shape

    In Madrid, sheep nibble the city's largest park into shape

    It's a rustic scene: sheep graze placidly on grass as a shepherd keeps watch. But this is Madrid's largest public park, not the tranquil countryside. Madrid city hall has since February employed 500 sheep to munch undergrowth at the Casa de Campo,...

  • After Putin in bullets, artist paints Ukraine president in sweet wrappers

    After Putin in bullets, artist paints Ukraine president in sweet wrappers

    A Ukrainian artist who made headlines with a giant portrait of Russia's Vladimir Putin in bullet shells has now taken aim at her own President Petro Poroshenko - using wrappers from around 20 kilograms of sweets to craft his image. Poroshenko, who...