A student group in New Zealand is offering free beer in exchange for dead rats, as part of a wider conservation effort.
A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.
When the New York Police Department asked its Twitter followers to post pictures of people posing with cops on the beat, it probably wasn't expecting their social...
A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.
A Japanese inventor has created digital eyes that show your emotions for you, with one use being for flight attendants dealing with irritating passengers.
A US Senator has been caught on camera having a near-miss with a speeding train while speaking about the importance of rail commuter safety.
Jokes are being made about a business card presented by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine as proof that ultra nationalists attacked their checkpoint.

US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...

US restaurant chain 'bans' Putin

A New York-based food chain has banned Russia's Vladimir Putin from its restaurants, saying he'll be welcome back when he stops "picking on people".
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In Denmark, a travel company is 'prescribing' romantic holidays, launching a 'baby-making holiday' competition to boost the country's low birth rate.
A 10-shilling note dating back to the 1800s has sold for a record AUD$334,000 at a Sydney auction.
Pakistani readers of the International New York Times were met with a half-empty front page on Sunday, after a cover story on Osama Bin Laden was removed.
A gang of thieves spent months digging a tunnel under a Tesco grocery and petrol station to steal almost $150,000 dollars from an ATM.
Courtney Love's social media musings about the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spawned a slew of parodies.
Video showing a man nearly being killed as he ignores numerous railway warning signs has been released in the US in an effort to raise public awareness.

'Superman with a GoPro' goes viral

A point-of-view fan video of Superman taking to the skies, fighting crime and saving damsels in distress has quickly gone viral on YouTube.

Courtney Love 'finds' missing plane

Social media users have been left scratching their heads after grunge rocker Courtney Love took to Facebook to point out what she claims is evidence of missing...
A Facebook user posing as Prince Harry has conned an Austrian floor layer out of 30,000 euros by hiring him to help renovate Buckingham Palace.
A tiny Hong Kong shop measuring just 12 square metres has sold for more than $US23 million ($A25.56 million).
Mick Jagger says the Chinese censors banned the Rolling Stones' classic hit Honky Tonk Women when the band played in Shanghai.
The Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro plans to ban procedures such as tail docking and removal of cat claws, as well as ear cropping for dogs.
A Cardiff man is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a procedure in which 3D printing was used at every stage.
Graffiti has plagued the Great Wall for decades but at the Mutianyu section, northeast of Beijing, authorities have set up a free graffiti zone.
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