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Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday. Keeping wild cats as pets is not uncommon in Pakistan, where wealthy businessmen have […]

Czech bubble artist surrounds 275 students with soap ‘screen’ to claim record

275 participants and a car stand inside a soap bubble to achieve the Guinness World Record for the most people surrounded by a soap bubble in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, January 18, 2017.   REUTERS/David W Cerny

A Czech performer of bubble art surrounded 275 high school students and a car with a single soap-bubble screen on Wednesday, breaking the national record. Matej Kodes raised the screen around a rectangular 11 metre-by-7.5 meter area, enclosing those inside for a few seconds. Participants had to be taller than 156 centimeters (5 ft 1 […]

Prankster behind ‘Hollyweed’ sign surrenders to Los Angeles police

File Photo: A view shows the "iconic "Hollywood" sign overlooking Southern California's film-and-television hub, which was defaced overnight in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California, U.S. January 1, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/File Photo

A prankster who altered the iconic “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles to make it read “Hollyweed” has surrendered to police and been charged with trespassing, a city official said. Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, who earlier this month told Vice Media about scaling the sign to alter it, turned himself in on Monday with his attorney […]

Doctors advise Germans to walk like penguins on ice

FILE PHOTO:  People follow king penguins exploring their outdoor pen at Zurich's Zoo, Switzerland, December 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

German trauma surgeons advised the public on Wednesday to walk like penguins to avoid slipping on pavements with freezing temperatures forecast nationwide over the next few days. An advisory published on the website of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery said that walking like the aquatic birds involves leaning the torso forward so […]

Surgical forceps removed from Vietnamese man after 18 years


Doctors in Vietnam have removed surgical forceps from a man who unknowingly carried them inside his body for 18 years, national television VTV reported. Ma Van Nhat, 54, said the forceps had probably been left in his abdomen in 1998 when he had emergency surgery after a traffic accident. Nhat had felt only the occasional […]

Singer Morrissey’s debut novel wins ‘Bad Sex’ prize

British singer-songwriter Morrissey performs during the International Song Festival in Vina del Mar city

  British pop singer Morrissey’s debut novel, “List of the Lost”, won the award for the worst sex scene of the year on Tuesday for a passage in which two characters roll together into “one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation”. Morrissey, one-time lead singer of The Smiths, was picked for the dubious distinction of winning […]

Brazilian police hunt Santa Claus who stole Sao Paulo helicopter


Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. The thief rented the aircraft late Friday from an air taxi service at the Campo Marte airport in Sao Paulo for a Black Friday “surprise,” the Sao Paulo state security secretariat said on Saturday. […]

Tanzania scraps government Christmas cards to save cash

Tanzania's President elect Magufuli salutes members of the ruling CCM at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president. John Magufuli has implemented a series of austerity steps since being sworn in on Nov. 5, including cancelling independence day festivities and restricting foreign travel by […]

Runaway U.S. military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania

Still image of a high-tech U.S. military blimp coming to the ground in Montour County

A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack came loose on Wednesday and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania while dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands. The U.S. military scrambled two armed F-16 fighter jets to keep watch as the massive blimp […]

Dog named Trigger shoots owner in the foot in Indiana


A dog named Trigger shot his 25-year-old owner in the foot in a bizarre accident that had Indiana officials on Monday reminding hunters to take safety lessons. Allie Carter of Avilla was wounded during a waterfowl hunt on Saturday morning at the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area in northern Indiana, according to Indiana Department of […]