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'Red love': Hundreds of redheads gather in western France

World / Offbeat Aug 26, 2018

'Red love': Hundreds of redheads gather in western France

Ginger, auburn, strawberry blonde; all types of redheads turned out in the hundreds in western France on Saturday for the first "Red Love" festival. "I was born red, I will stay red and I am beautiful like everyone around me," declared Simon, a 32-year-old farm ...

RIP: World's Ugliest Dog dead at age 9

World / Offbeat Jul 11, 2018

RIP: World's Ugliest Dog dead at age 9

Zsa Zsa's 15 minutes in the limelight are over: The copiously drooling English bulldog — named the World's Ugliest Dog just weeks ago — has died. The 9-year-old canine died in her sleep Tuesday morning, owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota told U.S. media. "I'm in ...

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Apr 29, 2018

Fruit's pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library Saturday, but all they found ...