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  • Hungarian match kickoff delayed by wedding ring removal

    Hungarian match kickoff delayed by wedding ring removal

    The kickoff of Friday's Hungarian league match between Debrecen and MTK Budapest was delayed by seven minutes as the home side's defender Erik Cikos was unable to remove his wedding ring. All items of jewellery, including rings, necklaces and...

  • Denied Swiss citizenship after refusing handshake

    Denied Swiss citizenship after refusing handshake

    A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, the BBC reported. Officials said the decision was taken because of the couple's failure to integrate and...

  • Don't have sex during heat wave, Colombian mayor urges locals

    Don't have sex during heat wave, Colombian mayor urges locals

    Locals in a Colombian city have been told to stop having sex to ensure they stay cool during a scorching heatwave. Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urged residents of the...

  • Watch: White supremacist leader gets told off by his dad live on the internet

    Watch: White supremacist leader gets told off by his dad live on the internet

    A prominent US white supremacist who led violent rallies in Virginia last year has received a dressing down by his own father live on the internet. Jason Kessler, who was one of the main organisers of the Unite the Right group that turned violent...

  • Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes - underwater

    Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes - underwater

    An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Vako Marchelashvili was submerged in a glass tank for just over one minute and 44 seconds as he flipped,...

  • Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

    Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

    With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. Today, two Swiss brothers are developing a new version of the two-seater, a full 56 years after...

  • Cyclist pedals 1300km to make it to 100km race and back

    Cyclist pedals 1300km to make it to 100km race and back

    A cyclist in Canada who won a 100km bicycle race pedalled 650km to make it to the starting line and another 650km back. 31-year-old Kyle Messier spent three-and-a-half days pedalling through rural Quebec to make it to the Big Red Gravel Run, a...

  • Mexican theme for this year's flower carpet in Brussels

    Mexican theme for this year's flower carpet in Brussels

    The theme of this year's flower carpet in Brussels is "Guanajuato, cultural pride of Mexico". The 1,800 square meters carpet was made with over 500,000 dahlias and begonias, painstakingly laid down on the Grand Place.

  • Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

    Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

    Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. Unlike other Muslims who buy animals for slaughter a few days before the...

  • Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

    Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

    American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday. Generations of...

  • Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

    Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

    An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. The boy was...

  • Woman plays same song at full volume for 16 years

    Woman plays same song at full volume for 16 years

    After 16 years of being forced to hear Verdi’s opera La Traviata from dusk till dawn, residents of a quiet street in a southern Slovakian town can finally get some peace and quiet. A woman in the town of Sturovo played the same four-minute aria...

  • Too many Spaniards in Spanish hotel, tourist complains

    Too many Spaniards in Spanish hotel, tourist complains

    A British woman has claimed her holiday to Benidorm, in Spain, was ruined because her hotel had 'too many Spaniards in it' the Daily Mirror reported.  Freda Jackson, 81, said that Spanish people should go somewhere else for their holidays and she...

  • Very public eco-friendly urinals peeve Paris residents

    Very public eco-friendly urinals peeve Paris residents

    A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking...

  • If pigs could fly...

    If pigs could fly...

    You're not seeing things: flying pigs have once again entertained the crowds at the Queensland Royal Exhibition Show, known locally as the EKKA, in Brisbane. After a three-year break, the Vandeleur family - primarily 10-year-old Mater - were back...

  • Watch: Reporters' questions to Canadian politicians drowned out by loud applause

    Watch: Reporters' questions to Canadian politicians drowned out by loud applause

    Ontario politicians are using applauding interns as a way of drowning out questions by reporters, Canadian news outlets have reported. Journalists covering a press conference announcing a controversial decision to scrap a basic income pilot...

  • French theme park sends rooks out on litter patrol

    French theme park sends rooks out on litter patrol

    A French theme park has trained six rooks to pick up cigarette butts and other rubbish dropped by visitors in return for food. Christophe Gaborit, the head of falconry at the Puy de Fou park in western France, hand-reared the six rooks and trained...

  • Couple together for 80 years with combined age of 208 set Guinness record

    Couple together for 80 years with combined age of 208 set Guinness record

    The Guinness World Records has just declared a Japanese couple as its oldest living married couple. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old blushing bride, Miyako Sonoda, got hitched October 20, 1937, nearly 81 years ago. Their combined age as...

  • 'Help, I'm being pursued by baby squirrel,' man calls police

    'Help, I'm being pursued by baby squirrel,' man calls police

    A man had to be rescued by police when he was being chased by a baby squirrel. Emergency services received a call on Thursday from the man, who claimed he was being chased down the street by the tiny animal. Police in Karlsruhe said the unnamed...

  • Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France

    Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France

    A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is a way of life rather than simply a drink, but in the southern town of Sete consumers cannot get enough. In the Mediterranean resort's restaurants and...