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  • Frozen ice 'seals' off access to sea in Canada, trapping 40 of them

    Frozen ice 'seals' off access to sea in Canada, trapping 40 of them

    A Canadian Atlantic coast town asked for help from the federal fisheries department on Wednesday to help get rid of some 40 stranded seals wreaking havoc, and blocking roads and doors to homes and businesses. The animals became stuck in the town...

  • The shoe does not fit: Aussie PM tripped up by doctored footwear

    The shoe does not fit: Aussie PM tripped up by doctored footwear

    Australia's prime minister laughed off a clumsy attempt by aides to Photoshop him wearing snazzier, and markedly cleaner, footwear on Wednesday, saying he was perfectly happy with his battered old kicks. A snap of Scott Morrison with his family -...

  • Fur-midable: Singapore foils cat-in-trousers smuggling bid

    Fur-midable: Singapore foils cat-in-trousers smuggling bid

    Singapore immigration authorities said Tuesday they had foiled a bid to smuggle four kittens into the city-state stuffed down a man's trousers after hearing meows coming from the suspect's crotch. In a statement, they hailed their "fur-midable"...

  • Paris nudist restaurant undone by scanty custom

    Paris nudist restaurant undone by scanty custom

    The first nudist restaurant in the French capital is being forced to close because it cannot put enough bums on seats. "O'Naturel" will draw the curtain on nude fine dining in Paris in February after a little over a year despite rave reviews from...

  • Watch: Hyundai's 'walking car' can go anywhere

    Watch: Hyundai's 'walking car' can go anywhere

    Hyundai has unveiled a 'walking' concept car which, it says, can go anywhere. The insect-like concept car also has legs, which allow it to go where there are no roads, by trekking or climbing over difficult terrain, fording rivers, clambering over...

  • Watch: Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

    Watch: Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion'

    Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than 3,000 people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said Monday, forcing the closure of several beaches. The massive influx of Portuguese man o' war jellyfish, whose stings...

  • Saudi courts to notify women of divorce by text message

    Saudi courts to notify women of divorce by text message

    Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said. The measure approved by the justice ministry appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly...

  • Portuguese village lets children smoke during Epiphany

    Portuguese village lets children smoke during Epiphany

    Epiphany in Portugal: pipes, drums -- and cigarettes for the kidsVale de Salgueiro, Portugal | AFP | Sunday 1/6/2019 - 18:30 UTC+1 | 415 words by Thomas CABRAL Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals...

  • Franck Ribery turns golden steak warrior

    Franck Ribery turns golden steak warrior

    French football star Franck Ribery on Saturday launched a foul-mouthed response after he was criticised for eating a gold-coated steak, telling his critics: "I will spend my money how I like". On Thursday, the 35-year-old Bayern Munich player had...

  • IKEA store plays porn on in-store TV

    IKEA store plays porn on in-store TV

    An IKEA store in Hong Kong has opened an internal investigation after an in-store TV screen displayed pornography while shocked shoppers browsed for cut-price furniture. Photos of the offensive video playing in the store went viral on Chinese...

  • US Supreme Court to hear case on vulgar trademarks

    US Supreme Court to hear case on vulgar trademarks

    The US Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case brought by a clothing line named "Fuct" which the government has refused to register, claiming it would promote vulgarity. The case pits a provision of US trademark law that allows the...

  • Trump's wall not happening, Mexican psychic foretells

    Trump's wall not happening, Mexican psychic foretells

    Brace yourselves, America: the US government shut-down that has dragged on for two weeks could last a lot longer - possibly forever - if a Mexican psychic's predictions come true. As Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the partial...

  • Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

    Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company's official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple, an internal memo showed. Huawei dislodged Apple last year from its position...

  • Funky Japan monks show robes no hazard in Twitter protest

    Funky Japan monks show robes no hazard in Twitter protest

    Monks across Japan have been posting pictures of themselves leaping, skipping and juggling in their traditional robes in defence of a colleague stopped by police who thought wearing the garb made driving dangerous. The hashtag "I can do it in a...

  • Zagreb anti-drinking posters slammed as 'sexist'

    Zagreb anti-drinking posters slammed as 'sexist'

    An anti-alcohol campaign in Croatia's capital caused a stir Thursday on social media and among female politicians over its "sexist" posters saying excessive drinking leads women into reckless sex with strangers. The posters, ordered by the city of...

  • A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

    A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

    Scores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour tickets that were mistakenly sold at a fraction of their value. Airline and...

  • Hardy Romans leap into the new year... off a bridge

    Hardy Romans leap into the new year... off a bridge

    Four of Italy's braver souls continued a seven-decade-old New Year's tradition Tuesday, leaping off a bridge in Rome into the river Tiber. The divers braved the cold but sunny weather in nothing but a swimming costume, jumping off the Cavour...

  • Crying child gets distracted by dancing ramp agent

    Crying child gets distracted by dancing ramp agent

    A crying child on an American Airlines flight caught the eye of a ramp agent at Toronto airport, who decided to cheer her up by dancing with his batons as the plane started moving. Jahmaul Allen, 28, was filmed as he did a dance routine, waving...

  • Full scale police operation triggered by man on spider-slaying quest

    Full scale police operation triggered by man on spider-slaying quest

    A full-scale police operation was triggered in Australia when neighbours sounded the alarm over a man shouting death threats at his home. Wanneroo Police were soon on site to tackle the 'threat' but what they actually found was that the man had...

  • Watch: Barbie will soon be 60 - and is still going strong

    Watch: Barbie will soon be 60 - and is still going strong

    She is turning 60 this year and still doesn't have a single wrinkle. Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favorite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years. The...