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  • Greek hooligan will keep police company during matches

    Greek hooligan will keep police company during matches

    Not only will a 19-year-old Greek hooligan have to keep away from attending a match with his favourite team, but he'll also have to be in the local police precinct at the time of the contest. A court in the northern Greek city of Volos ordered the...

  • Croatia arrests two South Koreans for eel smuggling

    Croatia arrests two South Koreans for eel smuggling

    Two South Koreans were arrested at Croatia's main airport as they tried to smuggle 252,000 live baby eels, an endangered species, out of the country, police said Thursday. The two men, aged 38 and 57, were arrested on Wednesday after customs...

  • Anger as 'Hitler' paintings to go under hammer

    Anger as 'Hitler' paintings to go under hammer

    Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler will be auctioned off Saturday in the German city of Nuremberg, sparking anger that the Nazi memorabilia market is alive and well. Nuremberg's mayor Ulrich Maly has condemned the upcoming sale as being "in...

  • Watch: Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

    Watch: Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

    With a grin spreading across his face, a man bends down to take a photo of a miniature rubbish bin and street sign at the foot of a building in the southern Swedish town of Malmo. Lost items from a dollhouse? No, the Lilliputian objects are the...

  • Forget chocolate, how about a cockroach for Valentine's?

    Forget chocolate, how about a cockroach for Valentine's?

    Forget chocolate, flowers or a romantic dinner. A zoo in Texas is offering singles the chance to name a cockroach after their ex and see it fed to a meerkat live on camera on Valentine's Day. In a campaign dubbed "Quit Bugging Me!!!" the El Paso...

  • Ban on beloved sausage sandwich sparks demo in Argentina

    Ban on beloved sausage sandwich sparks demo in Argentina

    Argentine football fans have demonstrated against a ban on their beloved 'choripan' sausage sandwiches, traditionally sold by illegal vendors but now outlawed because of alleged links to hooliganism. The choripan, made with chorizo sausage and...

  • Porn website to sponsor French rugby match

    Porn website to sponsor French rugby match

    French rugby club US Carcassonne announced on Thursday that a porn website will be the match sponsor for their game against Biarritz next month. The site, 'Jacquie & Michel', said in a statement: "Commitment, power, endurance and vigour are all...

  • Snooze of the Union: (Joshua) Trump's power nap goes viral

    Snooze of the Union: (Joshua) Trump's power nap goes viral

    Between the late bedtimes and early morning tweets the leader of the free world is renowned for needing just four hours' sleep but his young State of the Union guest Joshua Trump hardly lived up to the name - nodding off mid-speech. The...

  • British Council apologises for refusing Orwell’s manuscript

    British Council apologises for refusing Orwell’s manuscript

    Over 70 years after rejecting an essay by the legendary George Orwell, the British Council has apologised and tried to make amends by publishing it in full – along with its rejection letter. Orwell, the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, had written...

  • Man to sue parents for giving birth to him without his consent

    Man to sue parents for giving birth to him without his consent

    An Indian man is to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. Mumbai businessman Raphael Samuel, 27, told the BBC that it's wrong to bring children into the world because they then have to put up with lifelong suffering. Mr...

  • Train strands dad at station with his baby still inside

    Train strands dad at station with his baby still inside

    A man who went out of his train carriage for a quick smoke was not quick enough: the train left the station before he got back on. This would have been a mere inconvenience were it not for the fact that his baby was on board the train. Video...

  • Campaigners to Pope: $1m to charity if you go vegan for Lent

    Campaigners to Pope: $1m to charity if you go vegan for Lent

    A 12-year-old animal rights and climate campaigner made an offer Wednesday Pope Francis may find hard to refuse: eat vegan during Lent and a $1 million will go to a charity of the Pontiff's choice. "Your Holiness, we must act," Genesis Butler,...

  • Watch: Chinese hunger for 'world's smelliest fruit' threatens Malaysian forests

    Watch: Chinese hunger for 'world's smelliest fruit' threatens Malaysian forests

    Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit. Grown across...

  • €120m in cryptocurrency left inaccessible after exchange founder dies

    €120m in cryptocurrency left inaccessible after exchange founder dies

    A Canadian cryptocurrency exchange has locked its users out of an estimated €120 million worth in funds after its founder died, apparently taking his encryption password with him. QuadrigaCX says it has been unable to access its funds following...

  • Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age - to 100

    Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age - to 100

    Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first legal drag, after a lawmaker introduced a bill that would bar sales to anyone under the age of 100. The proposed law, introduced by local...

  • Bomb de terre: WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment

    Bomb de terre: WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment

    A German World War I hand grenade was found among a shipment of French potatoes imported for a Hong Kong crisp factory, police said. The device was safely detonated after it was discovered at the Calbee snacks factory Saturday. "The grenade was in...

  • Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church

    Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church

    A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city's Filipino community. Accompanied by Howard X -- the Hong Kong-based impersonator of North Korean leader...

  • Under-fire mayor resigns after ordering arson

    Under-fire mayor resigns after ordering arson

    A Japanese mayor who came under fire after telling a subordinate to burn down a building in the way of a road construction project offered to resign. Fusaho Izumi, from Akashi city near Kobe in western Japan, was recorded ranting at a senior city...

  • Month-old leopard cub smuggled in hand luggage on plane

    Month-old leopard cub smuggled in hand luggage on plane

    A passenger who smuggled a month-old leopard cub in hand luggage on a flight from Bangkok to Chennai has been arrested, Indian authorities said Saturday. The cub, weighing just over one kilogram (2.4 pounds), was found in a plastic grocery basket...

  • Russia 'vampire killer' faked papers to work as doctor

    Russia 'vampire killer' faked papers to work as doctor

    A Russian man who had killed a classmate and drank his blood managed to pose as a hospital doctor for a few month. Investigators said they had arrested the 36-year-old working as a doctor for a hospital in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk and charged...