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  • Scuba divers carve Halloween pumpkins underwater

    Scuba divers carve Halloween pumpkins underwater

    In Florida, locals put their own twist on the Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins - by taking it underwater. Outfitted in scuba gear and wielding knives, contestants went 30 feet (9.1 meters) below the surface to participate in the annual Keys...

  • School bus ends up in swimming pool

    School bus ends up in swimming pool

    A Florida school bus ended up in a swimming pool after an accident in Florida. Local newspapers report that a car pulled out in front of the Orange Country school bus, which tried in vain to avoid it. The driver lost control and ploughed through a...

  • Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

    Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

    Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets. On a sunny autumn day a group of real...

  • Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

    Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

    From gender-fluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify themselves. Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social...

  • Marie Antoinette's jewellery on display in Dubai before auction

    Marie Antoinette's jewellery on display in Dubai before auction

    Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewellery that once belonged to France's ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of its planned auction in Geneva next month. Described by British auction house...

  • New Canadian citizens take oath to new heights

    New Canadian citizens take oath to new heights

    Suspended more than a 1,000 feet above downtown Toronto, six new Canadians took the oath of citizenship on Tuesday from the edge of one of the world's tallest structures. Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen administered the oath to the new...

  • Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

    Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

    Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain's parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union. Organisers of the so-called "Wooferendum" campaign argued...

  • Anything you can do, I can do better...

    Anything you can do, I can do better...

    The European Union's chief executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, danced for his audience in Brussels ahead of a speech on Monday (October 8), prompting laughter from the crowd as he appeared to mimic British Prime Minister Theresa May. May sashayed onto...

  • Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

    Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

    Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany. Unable to...

  • Watch: Banksy painting self destructs after selling for more than €1.1 million

    Watch: Banksy painting self destructs after selling for more than €1.1 million

    A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it sold for more than 1 million pounds (€1.1m) at a London auction on Friday. "Girl with Balloon", one of Banksy's best-known works, disappeared into a shredder...

  • Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

    Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

    Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany. Unable to...

  • 'Sex doll brothel' smacked down in Houston

    'Sex doll brothel' smacked down in Houston

    The Houston City Council prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from opening in the Texas city, altering a local ordinance to block the business and any others like it. The Houston Chronicle...

  • Trump boards plane with paper stuck to his shoe

    Trump boards plane with paper stuck to his shoe

    US President Donald Trump made an embarrassing and lasting impression on crowds Thursday, as he boarded Air Force One with a long sheet of what appears to be toilet paper stuck to his left shoe. Mr Trump made his grand entrance into the jet not...

  • Got €80,000 to spare? It could get you a 34m yacht

    Got €80,000 to spare? It could get you a 34m yacht

    Wanted - a wealthy new owner for Jadranka, the 41-year-old yacht on which Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito once wined and dined celebrities and dignitaries, but which has become too costly for the Montenegrin government to maintain. The...

  • Theresa May dances onto stage for Conservative conference speech

    Theresa May dances onto stage for Conservative conference speech

    British Prime Minister Theresa May danced onto stage Wednesday ahead of her eagerly awaited speech to Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, England. May appeared to the strains of ABBA's 'Dancing Queen', seemingly poking fun at recent...

  • Watch: A horse runs into a bar, and it's no joke

    Watch: A horse runs into a bar, and it's no joke

    A young racehorse trained near the world-famous Chateau de Chantilly escaped her handler and bolted for the nearest sports betting bar, sending panicked customers scampering for safety. According to newspaper Ouest-France, trainer Jean-Marie...

  • Italian pro-refugee mayor under house arrest on illegal migration charges

    Italian pro-refugee mayor under house arrest on illegal migration charges

    A town mayor in the south of Italy, known for his innovative approach to welcoming asylum seekers, was put under house arrest on Tuesday for allegedly favouring illegal migration, angering supporters but pleasing the anti-immigration interior...

  • Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

    Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

    Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee. He's a dog. The brown-haired husky accompanies his owner, Thimpaporn Phopipat, to work everyday at digital advertising agency YDM...

  • College cafe offers students free coffee in exchange for their data

    College cafe offers students free coffee in exchange for their data

    University students are used to not having to pay full price for goods and services, with student discounts an established part of the university experience. A cafe next to an elite college on Rhode Island has now taken things to the next level by...

  • French bakers want their baguettes to be UN-listed treasures

    French bakers want their baguettes to be UN-listed treasures

    Imposters beware! After Belgium's beers and Naples' pizzas, the oh-so-French baguette may soon join the UNESCO world listing of cultural wonders. France's baguette bakers, backed by President Emmanuel Macron, have put in a bid to get their...