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June 24, 2016
Mud-splattered Filipinos pray to saint for blessing and woes
Hundreds of Filipino villagers donning capes of banana leaves covered themselves in mud Friday in a ritual to thank their ...
June 23, 2016
German man recovers buried treasure lost in floods
German authorities say an elderly man in Bavaria has recovered his fortune, which he'd hidden at home for safety only to have ...
June 22, 2016
Blue or green? U.K. split over swatch's color
A survey from a Scottish eye care company could be sparking a controversy similar to last year's debate over the color of a ...
June 15, 2016
Chinese online loan sharks demand nude photos as guarantees
Web-based loan sharks in China have found an unconventional way of guaranteeing loans: demanding naked photos from ...
June 13, 2016
Holy punch! Cyprus priest punches best man at wedding
The best man slapped the groom on the back, which is an old Cypriot wedding custom. The priest punching the best man would ...
June 10, 2016
Seagull masala? Bird falls in vat of curry, turns orange
Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in Wales
June 09, 2016
Austrian collects 10 million beer bottle caps
It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria's Hans Heiland didn't drink them alone. Heiland says ...
June 08, 2016
New push aims to fix misspelling of NYC's Verrazano Bridge
It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge ...
June 08, 2016
Glowing antlers failed, so Finns try app to save reindeer
Finnish reindeer herders in the Arctic have painted Rudolph's antlers in fluorescent colors, hung reflectors around their ...
June 07, 2016
Romania: Vasile Cepoi wins, loses and loses in mayor's race
In a Romanian town, Vasile Cepoi defeated Vasile Cepoi and Vasile Cepoi in a mayoral election. The middle name made all the ...
June 03, 2016
Gravediggers compete in race judged on speed _ and style
Digging their way to the top, 18 two-man teams of Hungarian gravediggers displayed their skills Friday for a place in a ...
June 03, 2016
Romanian town has 3 candidates for mayor, all with same name
In a Romanian town, residents have a choice of three candidates for mayor in an election this weekend — but only one name.
June 02, 2016
What's in a name? European Court rules against noble title
A German man who added nobility titles to his name after obtaining dual citizenship in Britain will have to settle with being ...
June 01, 2016
Kayak completes solo voyage from Australia to New Zealand
Stuart Cleary set out in late 2014 to paddle solo from Australia to New Zealand. But in the end, it was his homemade kayak ...
May 29, 2016
Expired radio beacon sends distress call after being dropped
The Coast Guard says rescuers needlessly searched a Rhode Island bay after receiving a distress call from an expired radio ...
May 26, 2016
A Norwegian consumers' group took inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going ...
May 26, 2016
Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake
A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his ...
May 22, 2016
Spanish priest pleads for divine intervention to repair road
A Spanish priest says he has given up hope that local authorities in his parish of Xestoso in the northwest of the country ...
May 20, 2016
Airbus unit unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle
What weighs 77 pounds, goes 50 mph (80 kph) and looks like a Swiss cheese on wheels? An electric motorcycle made from tiny ...
May 18, 2016
Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors
The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is.