World Topics

Cat found after seven years

Dec 27, 2015

Cat found after seven years

On Christmas Day, a family in Berlin got back their cat, Miko, which went missing in 2008. Miko had been discovered by people in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood — just a few kilometers from its old home turf — and taken to an animal refuge, ...

Dec 26, 2015

British astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space

Anyone can dial a wrong number, but few do so from outer space. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology on Christmas Day from the International Space Station after calling a wrong number. He wrote “I’d like to apologize to the lady I just ...

Dime-nail to be auctioned

Dec 20, 2015

Dime-nail to be auctioned

Is it a dime, or is it a nail? In probably one of the oddest items to come to the world of coin collecting, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions has announced the sale of a Roosevelt dime that was accidentally — some say deliberately — struck ...

Dec 20, 2015

Cops in Georgia hand out cash

Sheriff’s deputies in a central Georgia county have been surprising motorists, some of whom expect a ticket. Instead, they have gotten $100 bills. The Telegraph reports that Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick gave officers 54 $100 bills to hand out randomly over three ...

Dec 19, 2015

Scarf-wearing cheetah reported on the loose in snowy western Canada

Canadian conservation officials and federal police were on the lookout Friday for a cheetah wearing a bright orange scarf and wandering through the snow-covered outback. The big African cat was spotted crossing a highway near Creston, British Columbia, on Thursday by a motorist who ...

Dec 17, 2015

Bad English teeth a myth, 'Austin Powers' study finds

A long-standing stereotype that English people have terrible teeth was busted on Thursday as a light-hearted study revealed that U.S. citizens do not have better oral health than English people. English characters with yellowed and crooked smiles have long been a stock joke in ...

Dec 14, 2015

Insects used in exotic dishes served up at Indian food festival

Welhite Naro proudly proffers his fried spiders and grilled crickets along with a somewhat less exotic dish of millet and squash — a small sample of the disappearing delicacies of India’s remote northeast. Naro is a farmer from Nagaland, one of the eight states ...