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Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia's national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colorful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations.

Posted on 8 November 2019 | 5:27 am

Bolivia's Morales a dictator? Apple's Siri says so (in Spanish)

With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc's Siri appeared on Wednesday to briefly take the side of anti-government protesters often terming long-standing President Evo Morales a "dictator."

Posted on 6 November 2019 | 1:18 pm

Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons

A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living.

Posted on 6 November 2019 | 9:03 am

The race to eat Bangkok's 'biggest burger', a 10,000-calorie challenge

A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal - a near 6kg (13 pound) patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.

Posted on 31 October 2019 | 8:55 am

'Something novel': Chinese cafe dyes pups to look like pandas

Would you like your dog transformed into a panda?

Posted on 30 October 2019 | 8:22 am

Australia's Chris the sheep, the world's woolliest, dies

An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris.

Posted on 22 October 2019 | 3:20 am

Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration

Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient migration routes.

Posted on 20 October 2019 | 9:43 am

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife

Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way -- even after she dies.

Posted on 18 October 2019 | 6:47 am

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.

Posted on 15 October 2019 | 2:35 am

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band

For a four-decade-old Philippine disco band, the namesake supertyphoon bearing down on Japan has brought a sudden rush of interest in its macho act.

Posted on 12 October 2019 | 12:40 am