People disguised as 'Catrina' during the celebration of the day of dead in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 02, 2012. La catrina is the Mexican representation of death and this year celebrates 100 years of having been created by the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada. (Hector Guerrero /AFP/Getty Images)
A gang of thieves dressed as zombies and mummies robbed a Mexico City jewelry store on the Nov 2nd "Day of the Dead" celebration, taking advantage of the costumed holiday.
A woman injured while having sex in her hotel room on a business trip sponsored by her employer is not entitled to workers compensation, the High Court of Australia ruled Oct. 30, 2013. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Legal minds across Australia are resting easier today after the High Court resolved an issue before the courts since 2007. It’s certain to form legal precedent for decades to come: is sex “necessary activity” for a motel room on a business trip?
Indian Communist politician Samar Acharjee thought he was living the dream when he decided to take a nap in a bed of $24,000 in cash, but the rest of the country didn't find his cellphone video so funny.
Indian Communist Party politician Samar Acharjee is seen lying in a bed of $24,000 in cash. A friend took a cellphone video of Acharjee covered in rupee notes that has now gone viral and cost the 43-year-old his position with the political party. (Screengrab/YouTube)
When Acharjee, an official with India's Communist Party in the northeastern state of Tripura, decided to have a friend record him lying on top of and covered in stacks of rupee notes, he never imagined it would go viral and cost him his position with the party.
The word news most often conjures up visions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the troubled global economy, a political crisis in Washington, erupting volcanoes and devastating earthquakes. But as we all know, there is far more to news than that. Indeed, it’s often the wacky, weird, offbeat and sometimes off-color stories that can most intrigue and fascinate us. Those stories can range from changing astrological signs to lost pyramids in Egypt but in their essence they all cast new light on the shared human condition in all of its wild diversity.