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British "lads' mags" told to cover up by September
One of the UK's largest magazine retailers has threatened to pull so-called "lads' mags" off the shelves of its 4,000 stores unless publishers put them in sealed modesty bags to cover up overtly sexual images.
Turkey: bird suspected of spying for Israel is cleared
A bird tagged with a metallic ring recently captured in a Turkish village is not spying for Israel, officials have determined.
Royal couple whisk baby George Alexander Louis out of London to stay with the inlaws (VIDEO)
After a quick visit from Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whisked the newly named George Alexander Louis to the in-laws' place outside of London, the BBC reported.
Galahs fleeing Australian drought create havoc in outback town
A small outback town in the Australian state of Queensland has encountered an unusual flying hazard in the form of a raucous though delicately hued bird — the galah.
Woman on horseback fined after attempting to use McDonald’s drive-through window
McDonald’s: ‘Drive-thru’ window is only for cars, not horses.
Dubai pardons alleged rape victim convicted of 'extramarital sex'
Marte Deborah Dalelv, a Norwegian national sentenced to 16 months in prison in Dubai, was handed back her passport and told she was free to leave the country.
Enormous 'corpse flower' blooms in Washington DC (VIDEO)
A gigantic titan arum flower has bloomed at the US Botanic Garden in Washington DC, drawing crowds to view it in all its stinky glory.
US jets drop bombs on Australia's World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in air emergency
The AV-8B Harrier jets dropped the four bombs on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park just off the Australian coast in a training exercise gone wrong.
Dragon skull on Dorset, England beach PR stunt for Game of Thrones Season 3 (VIDEO)
The skull was found on the region's Jurassic coast, known for dinosaur fossil findings.
Beer guzzling contest in Spain leads to champion's death
Joaquin Alcaraz Gracia likely suffered alcohol poisoning and went into cardiac arrest.
Norway town installs mirrors to banish winter blahs
Rjukan residents will see sunlight this winter for the first time ever.
Flesh-eating worms found in British woman's ear
The flesh-eating worms were found in British woman Rochelle Harris' ear after she went on vacation in Peru earlier this year.
Mortality en masse: 9 strange animal deaths in the last 8 years
Natural or not, these mass animal deaths have us scratching our heads.
Hundreds of dead stingrays wash ashore on Mexico beach
The stingrays may have been dumped by fishermen angry over low prices, and an investigation into the incident has been launched.
Art thief's mother may have burned priceless paintings
Authorities are testing ashes found in a stove to determine if Olga Doragu burned the paintings her son allegedly stole in a major Netherlands art heist.
$700 Square watermelons sit on Russia's store shelves (VIDEO)
Not only that, Russia's curious shoppers can't even eat the square watermelons because they're harvested too early to ship from Japan.
Italian senator Roberto Calderoli compares black minister to orangutan
Senator Roberto Calderoli said at a party meeting recently that Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first ever black minister, looked like one of the apes.
Cow falls through roof, crushes man in Brazil
A Brazilian man was killed this week after a cow fell through his roof crushing him and nearly killing his wife.
Outrage of the day: Zimbabwe hospital charged woman $5 per scream during childbirth
Nurses at the Zimbabwe hospital were told to charge women $5 per scream for 'raising alarm' during childbirth, according to a new report on bribery worldwide.
Snakes and crocodiles guarding Australian drug crops: report
Australian drug dealers are reportedly using poisonous snakes and crocodiles to guard their drug crops from police and thieves.
Fifteen injured by falling tree at California marine depot
Fifteen people were hurt in San Diego after a 12-foot-tall eucalyptus unexpectedly fell to the ground during an event for parents of new marines.
Homeless Italian man sentenced to house arrest on the sidewalk
Domenico Codispoti must stay put on a section of the Via Vittor Pisani sidewalk from sunset to 7 a.m. the next morning.
Greenpeace activists arrested for climbing The Shard in central London (VIDEO)
Six Greenpeace protesters set out to scale the tallest building in western Europe, The Shard, and were arrested for aggravated trespass.
Senior charged after teaching 11-year-old neighbor to drive, run errands
Police charge a woman, 68, with two offences after pulling over 'very young-looking' driver.
Snake burglary confuses Australian police. And everyone else
Turns out that snakes not only can now open doors, but they also can break and enter.
President Obama's favorite food is .... broccoli?? (VIDEO)
President Barack Obama made the somewhat dubious broccoli claim during a surprise appearance at a Kids' State Dinner hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.
1 in 4 people paid a bribe in past year, says Transparency International 'Global Corruption Barometer 2013'
More than one person in four paid a bribe in the last 12 months, according to a survey carried out in 107 countries by Transparency International.
Florida teen survives alligator bite to the head
Seventeen-year-old Floridian sustains an alligator bite to the head while swimming in a local river — but luckily survives to tell the tale
Lo Hsing Han, Myanmar's 'Godfather of Heroin,' dies aged 80
Lo Hsing Han, a major drug trafficker since the 1970s, was targeted by the US Treasury with sanctions from 2008 and labelled a key operative of the Myanmar regime.
Golden Corral dumpster ribs? Video shows trays next to trash
A video shot by Golden Corral cook Brandon Huber is going viral after showing a restaurant in Florida storing ribs next to a dumpster outside.
Trapped up trees by tigers, Sumatran men rescued after five fearful days
Rescuers reached the men in Mount Leuser National Park in Indonesia Monday only after a sixth man had been mauled to death.