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  • On trial for disturbing the peace of the dead

    On trial for disturbing the peace of the dead

    A 25-year-old woman accused of disturbing the peace of the dead is on trial at Ansbach District Court in Germany. She is accused of having been drunk at night in a cemetery and danced to loud music between the graves. In addition, she is said to...

  • All shook up: Elvis keeps Aussie outback town alive

    All shook up: Elvis keeps Aussie outback town alive

    Once a year Parkes, a sleepy mining town in rural Australia, explodes into colour and song – a veritable Graceland in the outback hosting a five-day extravaganza to celebrate ‘the King’. Die-hard fans don their polyester jumpsuits, thick black...

  • Watch: Delightful nuns rock to We Will Rock You

    Watch: Delightful nuns rock to We Will Rock You

    A video of a group of nuns performing their own version of Queen's classic song We Will Rock You has gone viral on social media.  The video posted by Fay Josephine Pele has drawn more than 1.02 million views on Facebook. Singing alongside the...

  • Japan's convenience stores to ditch porn mags ahead of Olympics

    Japan's convenience stores to ditch porn mags ahead of Olympics

    Japan's omnipresent convenience stores are preparing to stop selling pornographic magazines before waves of tourists visit the nation for the Olympic Games and the Rugby World Cup. Industry leader 7-Eleven said Tuesday it would phase out sales of...

  • Tourist killed as window falls from Hong Kong hotel

    Tourist killed as window falls from Hong Kong hotel

    A tourist has died in Hong Kong after a hotel window fell on top of her as it was being cleaned. A hotel employee who was cleaning the window was arrested and released on bail on Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal...

  • Liverpool's Milner sent off by his former PE teacher

    Liverpool's Milner sent off by his former PE teacher

    Liverpool midfielder James Milner was shown a red card by his former PE teacher over the weekend, in what will have been an uncomfortable flashback to his schoolboy youth. Milner, 33, walked straight down the tunnel without waiting for referee Jon...

  • Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

    Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

    An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. In the...

  • Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

    Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

    One of Tokyo's most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers' hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease rush hour congestion. Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo's mammoth metro system every day, with...

  • Passengers shiver through 13-hour ordeal on Canadian tarmac

    Passengers shiver through 13-hour ordeal on Canadian tarmac

    A medical emergency and a mechanical problem left passengers on a United Airlines flight stuck for more than 13 hours on the frigid tarmac of a Canadian airport in the plane's barely heated interior, the CBC network reported.  United Flight 179...

  • Watch - Basket case!: Mourinho admits he hid in a laundry basket to skirt ban

    Watch - Basket case!: Mourinho admits he hid in a laundry basket to skirt ban

    Jose Mourinho has admitted that he once got round a two-match ban by hiding in a laundry basket so he could give a team-talk before a Champions League match. Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December, told BeIN Sports how he skirted a...

  • Watch: One of the largest sharks on record spotted off Hawaii

    Watch: One of the largest sharks on record spotted off Hawaii

    An enormous great white shark - believed to be one of the biggest on record -- has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator. The 20-foot (six-meter) female shark - bearing similar markings as "Deep Blue,"...

  • Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

    Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

    A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said. A start-up based in Tokyo developed the micro-satellite for the celestial show over Hiroshima...

  • Trump stops Democratic speaker from travelling to Afghanistan

    Trump stops Democratic speaker from travelling to Afghanistan

    The deadlock in Washington reached a new low Thursday as Donald Trump hit his chief Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi with a last-minute cancellation of her plan to take an air force plane to Afghanistan - citing the four-week-old government...

  • Israeli museum removing 'McJesus' after Christian protests

    Israeli museum removing 'McJesus' after Christian protests

    An art exhibit depicting a fast-food clown nailed to a cross is to be taken off display at an Israeli art museum following protests and demands for its removal by Christians. The mayor of the northern port city of Haifa, where the artwork has been...

  • Banksy in Tokyo? City launches probe

    Banksy in Tokyo? City launches probe

    Tokyo is trying to verify if a drawing of a rat holding an umbrella that has been sprayed near a monorail station is the work of the famous and mysterious street artist Banksy. "We noticed there is a drawing of a rat painted with spray" on the...

  • Canadians send a slice of solidarity to air traffic controllers

    Canadians send a slice of solidarity to air traffic controllers

    A group of Canadian air traffic controllers wanted to show solidarity with their American counterparts working in Long Island without pay since the US government shutdown – so they sent pizza. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association...

  • That Viking feeling: Iceland 'thunderclap' takes Asian Cup by storm

    That Viking feeling: Iceland 'thunderclap' takes Asian Cup by storm

    The bone-shaking "Viking thunderclap" made famous by Iceland fans at Euro 2016 has become a smash hit in the most unlikely of places -- at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. An expression of solidarity between supporters and players, the...

  • Bird sparks a flap on Singapore to London flight

    Bird sparks a flap on Singapore to London flight

    A bird caused a flap on a Singapore to London flight after it suddenly appeared in the plane's business class section 12 hours into the journey, an airline said Tuesday. A video circulating on social media showed the bird perched on top of a...

  • Holy smoke: Croatian bishop accidentally shoots hunter

    Holy smoke: Croatian bishop accidentally shoots hunter

    A Croatian bishop accidentally shot and badly wounded a man while hunting wild boar, reports and officials said Tuesday, igniting criticism on social media in the mainly Catholic country.   Bishop Vjekoslav Huzjak was on an organised hunting trip...

  • Shaving company ad tries to change macho culture

    Shaving company ad tries to change macho culture

    Over 5.5 million people have seen a Gillette video on Twitter aimed at changing the culture of macho, with a further 3.5 million watching it on YouTube. The campaign, which has had its fair share of criticism, is based on its tagline The Best A...