Weird Wide Web
Massive whale knocks out surfer at Sydney's Bondi Beach
A 32-foot whale knocked a surfer unconscious at the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia when flicking at a curious crowd of board riders with its tail.
Ex-Russian spy Anna Chapman proposes to Snowden via Twitter
Edward Snowden has been rejected by Brazil, India, Italy, France, Austria, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain and Switzerland - but ex-Russian spy and current model Anna Chapman wants the fugitive NSA leaker to marry her.
Beijing woman jumps in front of train, survives unharmed
After the apparent suicide attempt, the unidentified woman reportedly yelled, "Impossible. It's impossible."
Charleston wins in Travel+Leisure US World’s Best Awards, while Sydney takes a tumble
For only the second time since it hosted of the Olympic Games in 2000, Sydney has failed to make the top-10 cities list in the prestigious Travel+Leisure US World’s Best Awards.
Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China
Law mandates that children regularly visit their parents and avoid "overlooking or neglecting" elders, although the specific punishment isn't clear.
Happy Canada Day! Here are 5 things you didn't know about the Great White North
In honor of Canada Day, we bust five of the biggest myths about America's northern neighbor.
Grenada makes it a crime to offend people on Facebook, Twitter
The tiny Caribbean island passed an electronic bill that also incurs punishment for identity theft and e-stalking.
Cirque Du Soleil accident: Sarah Guyard dies during performance in Las Vegas
Acrobat Sarah Guyard plunged 30 feet to her death during a packed Cirque de Soleil performance at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas.
Japan emerged unscathed from Global Financial Crisis thanks to bankers' poor English: Aso
Japan can thanks a poor grasp of English among the country's bankers were for weathering the 2008 global credit crisis virtually unscathed, according to Finance Minister Taro Aso.
Drag queen beauty contest in Peru turns into a brawl (VIDEO)
The fight occurred during Miss Gay San Juan 2013 when the winner was attacked by the runner up.
Leopard enters Mumbai home, attacks dog (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Footage from Mumbai, India, shows a leopard stalk into an home, attack a small dog, and then drag it away.
China jails 'sex tape' official, Lei Zhengfu, for 13 years
Lei Zhengfu, formerly a senior official in China's Chongqing district who accepted bribes of around 3.16m Chinese yuan, featured in a sex tape posted online.
PayPal Galactic to create new currency for space travelers
PayPal is funding an initiative to figure out what currency can be used and how commerce should be regulated off Earth.
Indian journalist fired for reporting from on top of a flood victim's shoulders (VIDEO)
The reporter's employer, News Express, called his behavior "inhuman."
Chinese woman returns bag of diamonds worth millions
A Shenzen native found a bag of diamonds worth HK$250 million during a visit to a jewelry fair in Hong Kong — and returned it.
Genius or madness? IKEA unveils flat-pack refugee shelter on World Refugee Day
IKEA, the conglomerate that sells everything including the kitchen sink, has a new offering: the flat-pack refugee shelter.
Japanese man sues national broadcaster NHK for using too many English words
A 71-year-old Japanese man is suing the national broadcaster, claiming elderly viewers are confused by the increasing use of anglicized terms such as Risuku (risk), toraburu (trouble) and asurito (athlete).
New bird species, Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), found in Phnom Penh
The flame-headed bird was first spotted in 2009 during routine checks for avian flu.
Michigan family wins fight to keep pet deer Lilly (VIDEO)
A Michigan family has won the fight to keep their pet deer Lilly, who they have been raising for the past five years since they saved her when her pregnant mother was struck by a car.
Edward Snowden may be stuck in Russia after passport canceled, says Wikileaks
Wikileaks has ridiculed the US decision to cancel fugitive Edward Snowden's passport, saying it may mean he is permanently stranded in Russia.
Texas teen impaled by bull statue's horn
Authorities in Lubbock, Texas, say 14-year-old Miguel Martinez tripped and fell onto the bull statue's horn during a game of hide and seek.
$1.2 million in $100 bills stolen from Swiss Air flight in New York
The FBI is investigating the theft of $1.2 million — all in $100 bills — from Swiss International Airlines flight 17, which arrived in New York from Zurich on Saturday afternoon.
Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, driving without a license
The singer, already facing a charge connected to his felony assault of girlfriend Rihanna, has reportedly been charged with a hit-and-run and driving without a license.
New York sanitation workers fined $2000 and let go for accepting $5 tip
The longtime city employees, who each earned over $100,000 a year, knew they were breaking the rules, an official said.
Lightning strikes Boy Scout camp in Gilmanton, New Hampshire
The campers were at Camp Bell at Griswold Scout Reservation, 87 miles north of Boston, when a storm system swept through Massachusetts.
Selkirk Rex cat with sheep-like coat declared a new breed
The Selkirk Rex, which some call the 'Poodle Cat,' has storied origins that span generations.
Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister, knits toy kangaroo for royal baby
Julia Gillard, under pressure to resign from the leadership, has bizarrely posed for a magazine spread knitting a toy kangaroo for the royal baby of Britain's Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Plane trying to leave Reagan airport veers off runway and gets stuck in mud
Delta Flight 1763 bound for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was trying to enter the runway when the right gear left the pavement.
Monica Lewinsky's black negligee, other Clinton items up for auction
A black negligee that belonged to Monica Lewinsky is among 32 items once owned by the former White House intern that are up for auction in Los Angeles this week.
Dogs love their human parents the same way babies do
The study found that both dogs and babies experience the "secure base effect" with their parents.
Rusty the red panda has been found after going missing from Washington's National Zoo
Rusty was found about a mile away from the zoo's entrance after he went missing Monday morning.