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Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Feb 16, 2016

Argentine alien festival soars at UFO sighting site hotspot

Thousands of earthlings descended on Capilla del Monte for an annual international alien festival that has made the town a hotspot for UFO sightings. The weekend festival in Cordoba province included a parade of neon lights with “Star Wars” characters, an alien costume contest ...

Feb 8, 2016

Jackie Chan bus stunt explosion shakes up Londoners

The explosion of a red double decker bus in central London on Sunday alarmed witnesses unaware that it was actually a stunt for a Jackie Chan action film. The bus was traveling across Lambeth Bridge not far from Britain’s parliament when its top deck ...

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Feb 3, 2016

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring. Phil’s prediction came at about 7:25 a.m. and was met with cheers ...

Brazilian pets parade in their own four-footed Carnival

Feb 1, 2016

Brazilian pets parade in their own four-footed Carnival

Brazilian canines allowed their people to dress them in masks and costumes Sunday for a four-legged Carnival just days before the humans will hold their own party. A white-haired lap dog was dressed as a court jester for the gathering of dozens of pets ...

Feb 1, 2016

Bidet wielded as weapon in Italian brawl

Italian police arrested a man for attempted murder Sunday after he threw a bidet out of a window to knock out his adversary during a brawl, according to media reports. A kick-around between neighborhood boys in Pozzuoli near Naples degenerated when one player accused ...

Jan 27, 2016

Man unwittingly triggers Rome security alert with toy gun

A man who unwittingly caused a major alert at Rome’s central station by wandering through the terminus holding a toy gun handed himself into police on Tuesday after his mother recognized him from security video. Police evacuated the vast station on Monday evening after ...

Jan 27, 2016

U.K. parents urged to wash, get dressed for school run

The head teacher of a British school has written to parents urging them not to drop their children off while still dressed in pyjamas, it emerged Tuesday. “I have noticed there has been an increasing tendency for parents to escort children to and from ...

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

Jan 23, 2016

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

A Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary is asking people not to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in lieu of sending flowers. Jason Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he and his brother decided to include the line in their father’s obituary after recalling one published ...

Jan 22, 2016

Baa'd end for New Zealanders on the lam

Sheep, it seems, are more than just common figures on the New Zealand landscape — they also have a role in law enforcement. A flock of sheep managed to stop a car-load of fugitives who had led police on a 90-minute chase through Central ...