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  • California woman wins child support 50 years after divorce

    California woman wins child support 50 years after divorce

    A 74-year-old California woman will finally get some $150,000 in child support payments she was owed over several decades from her ex-husband who had skipped town and moved to Canada. Toni Anderson told US media that she had raised the couple's...

  • Pope resisted ring-kissing for fear of germs

    Pope resisted ring-kissing for fear of germs

    Pope Francis tries to stop people kissing his ring because he fears it could spread germs, the Vatican said Thursday in response to a viral video showing the Argentinian repeatedly withdrawing his hand from worshippers. The incident was captured...

  • Bare-breasted mermaids get covered up in Indonesia

    Bare-breasted mermaids get covered up in Indonesia

    A pair of bare-breasted mermaid statues have been given the family values treatment at an Indonesian amusement park where officials slipped golden tube tops over their chests. While the nude statues have been on display for years at Jakarta's...

  • NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

    NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

    The US space agency NASA scrapped a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station. Christina Koch will now perform tasks in space Friday with fellow...

  • 'Pete Boot Edge Edge' hint for presidential candidate's surname

    'Pete Boot Edge Edge' hint for presidential candidate's surname

    As the profile of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg grows, so does confusion over how to pronounce his surname, which has flummoxed even seasoned journalists. Thankfully, an associate producer on the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’...

  • Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    A barber's association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give "foreign" haircuts or beard styles. An association order has been hung up at every barber shop in the town of Bhuapur in the conservative Muslim-majority South...

  • Watch: The moment police car gets 'plastered' in Marsa

    Watch: The moment police car gets 'plastered' in Marsa

    A video has emerged of a police car having concrete accidentally poured over its passenger side in Marsa. Officers luckily had their windows closed as concrete started pouring from a mixer as they drove by in the direction of Paola. The workers...

  • British Airways flight goes to wrong destination

    British Airways flight goes to wrong destination

    A British Airways flight bound for Dusseldorf, Germany flew to Edinburgh in Scotland by mistake. It said the wrong flight paperwork was submitted before take-off from London and air traffic control therefore allowed the flight to take that...

  • How did thief think he could get away with a stolen hot air balloon?

    How did thief think he could get away with a stolen hot air balloon?

    The Marion Country Sheriff’s Office in Florida has solved its most bizarre crime in its 175 years of existence: it retrieved a stolen hot air balloon. “You’re going to think we’re full of ‘hot air’ when you read this,” it quipped on its Facebook...

  • Cycling ad in Germany prompts cries of sexism

    Cycling ad in Germany prompts cries of sexism

    An advertising campaign by Germany's transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear. With the slogan "Looks like shit. But saves my life", the...

  • Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on...

  • T-rex found in Canada is world's biggest

    T-rex found in Canada is world's biggest

    The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. Nicknamed Scotty for a celebratory bottle of scotch...

  • Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach. The 1.8 metre (six feet) specimen - believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish - came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the...

  • Police nab pro-Trump graffiti artist with fake wall

    Police nab pro-Trump graffiti artist with fake wall

    President Donald Trump has struggled to convince lawmakers the US needs a wall along its southern border. But in New York, police heeded his advice to catch a pro-Trump graffiti artist: yes, they built a wall. Transit Chief Edward Delatorre told...

  • Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

    Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

    Since he was a child, Alexei Usikov liked to make things.  His latest invention is what he proudly calls a "horse-mobile" - a dilapidated red car pulled by a horse that he rides through the Belarusian countryside. "It's more reliable than a car,...

  • Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

    Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

    Thousands of people dressed in white flocked to Mexico's ancient pyramids Thursday, seeking to soak up the rays of the spring equinox sun in body and spirit. The equinox held special significance for many of Mexico's pre-Columbian peoples, who...

  • Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach. The 1.8 metre specimen - believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish - came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the...

  • Hundreds of couples livestreamed in S. Korean motel spycam porn

    Hundreds of couples livestreamed in S. Korean motel spycam porn

    More than 800 South Korean couples were livestreamed having sex in love motels, Seoul police said Thursday in one of the largest-scale and most intrusive examples yet of the country's spycam epidemic. The hyper-wired South has been battling the...

  • Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

    Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

    Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday. The girls, aged 15, 16 and 17, face up to five years in prison for...

  • No, sadly a French minister didn't call her cat 'Brexit'

    No, sadly a French minister didn't call her cat 'Brexit'

    Despite reports to the contrary, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has not named her cat "Brexit", her office said on Tuesday. Reports began circulating on Sunday after the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the 54-year-old had...