Aug 23, 2016

Doctors in India remove 40 knives from man's stomach

Doctors in northern India say they’ve surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months. The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital in Punjab state after undergoing surgery Friday in which doctors removed ...

Aug 17, 2016

Merkel deputy flips bird at German neo-Nazi protesters

A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. A video posted online late Tuesday shows Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis in the central ...

At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better

Aug 15, 2016

At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better

While fears of the Zika virus have kept some people away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, for residents of one Russian town the more mosquito bites the better. At this weekend’s Russian Mosquito Festival in the town of Berezniki, 9-year-old Irina Ilyukhina ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

Aug 10, 2016

Chinese man finds he is officially dead due to ID mix-up

A Chinese man applying for a certificate of no criminal record had his request denied when police told him he was dead, having been executed a decade ago for kidnapping, a report said. The man, a resident of the southern metropolis of Guangzhou surnamed ...

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Aug 8, 2016

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Prime Minister Hun Sen says his growing potbelly is getting in the way of his golf swing. Hun Sen, who is known for his casual comments, went off track while addressing a Facebook comment on his health. He said someone had reposted on Facebook ...

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Aug 8, 2016

Shirtless Trudeau becomes summer internet fascination

Sightings of a shirtless Justin Trudeau are causing something of a stir across Canada and internationally this summer. The prime minister was most recently photographed shirtless while taking a break from surfing and simultaneously photo-bombing a couple getting married on a Tofino, British Columbia, ...

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

Jul 30, 2016

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

She was off duty and wearing a bikini, but that didn’t stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden. “My first intervention while wearing ...

Jun 14, 2016

With flag gaffe, Facebook accidentally says Philippines is at war

In what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for the Philippines’ Independence Day, Facebook has apologized for accidentally declaring the country is in a state of war. The social media giant greeted Filipinos with a “Happy Independence Day” on Sunday with a ...