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Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry.

Posted on 17 April 2019 | 9:16 am

Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast

REUTERS (April 17) - A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday.

Posted on 17 April 2019 | 3:56 am

Don't like surprises? AI predicts who survives 'Game of Thrones'

If you are a "Game of Thrones" fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now.

Posted on 12 April 2019 | 5:36 pm

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end

Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.

Posted on 10 April 2019 | 1:12 pm

Brexit-hungry media to be turfed off grassy patch outside UK parliament

After months of grueling political perma-crisis, Brexit is taking its toll on the British political establishment - not least the small patch of grass opposite parliament that has become a makeshift home to the world's media.

Posted on 10 April 2019 | 11:05 am

Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns

An April Fools' Day resignation prank? One Texas civil court judge wishes it were so.

Posted on 2 April 2019 | 11:02 am

What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa', the term for new imperial era

Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of "Reiwa" a day after its unveiling gripped the nation.

Posted on 2 April 2019 | 6:43 am

Artists use Ukraine president's candy wrappers for critical portrait

As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.

Posted on 29 March 2019 | 11:09 am

Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest

A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued.

Posted on 28 March 2019 | 3:54 pm

Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election

"Anyone but Poroshenko!" cried the crowd in a Russian zoo on Thursday as a brown bear made its way toward a butternut squash bearing a picture of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Posted on 28 March 2019 | 3:24 pm