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Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop

Commuters in a southeast Swedish city were briefly roused from their wintry routines by a public display of pornography at a bus stop outside the central rail station, officials said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:48:40

Canada troops to help Newfoundland dig out after blizzard

The Canadian army will send 150 to 200 soldiers to Newfoundland and Labrador to help the province recover from a blizzard that buried the region under an unusual amount of snow, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:43:42

Horse takes a bus ride in Wales

A loose horse found running on a busy main road in the Welsh capital Cardiff was put on a public bus to take it to safety, police said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/20 17:43:41

Sky-high chicken prices on French island ruffle local feathers

Long-simmering anger over the high cost of living in French overseas territories resurfaced this week with a tweet about an organic chicken from mainland France which sold for an eye-watering 51 euros.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:43:43

Suspended in a barrel, S.African man set to break 'pole sitting' record

Vernon Kruger has been sitting in a barrel suspended 25 meters above ground for more than two months.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/19 18:43:42

Floridian catches oldest grouper

You never know what you'll get when you go fishing in Florida. You might accidentally catch an alligator, a snake - or, for one man, the oldest grouper on record.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/14 17:23:42

Musicians 'play Ghosn' by squeezing into instrument cases in web craze

Yamaha has warned musicians in Japan against stuffing themselves into their instrument cases to mimic the escape technique allegedly used by fugitive ex-tycoon Carlos Ghosn.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/14 17:23:41

Gorilla at San Diego Zoo undergoes cataract surgery

A team of eye doctors in California tested their skills on an unusual patient - a western lowland gorilla.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:08:41

Robo-crib highlights infant safety at show

A robotic crib with a mission of preventing sudden infant death syndrome made its appearance this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, part of a growing "baby tech" exhibit.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/13 17:08:40

Too hot: backlash over Canada coffee chain's offer to Harry, Meghan

A Canadian coffee chain that offered disenchanted British royals Prince Harry and his wife Meghan free coffee for life if they move to Canada has faced an online backlash.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 18:08:41

Brazil's education minister mocked for Twitter spelling error

Brazil's education minister has been ridiculed on social media for making a spelling mistake on Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 18:08:40

Austria's Kurz sworn in with soap opera subtitles in TV re-run gaffe

Austrian television's web replay of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's swearing-in ceremony went viral Wednesday after it mistakenly aired with soap opera subtitles suggesting he was offering the president a job as a housemaid.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 17:33:42

Bencic donates to charity every double fault she makes

While tennis stars donate money to the Australian bushfire crisis through every thunderous ace they serve, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic will cough up on her Achilles heel - double faults.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/9 17:33:41

Don't mention b-word! Britain makes uttering 'Brexit' taboo

After almost four years in which Brexit has dominated British politics, the word itself will be largely banned within government from next month, an official said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 17:38:42

Grandfather's bets pay off for Sibley from beyond the grave

Dom Sibley made his maiden Test century for England in the second Test against South Africa, but he had already scooped his family a record £21,600 ($28,500) thanks to his late grandfather Kenneth MacKenzie's faith in his talent.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/8 17:38:41

Amazon revs up auto ambitions with in-car TV, Alexa integration

Amazon unveiled plans Monday to be a bigger player in the auto sector, announcing partnerships that will put its Fire TV platform in vehicles and offer more services through its Alexa digital assistant.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/7 17:53:41

Zagreb's 'hangover museum' makes light of blurry nights

For those struggling to piece together the black holes of a boozy night, a one-of-a-kind museum in Zagreb is offering up some inspiration.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 18:08:40

E-car sales in Norway reach new record high, with Telsa leading the pack

Sales of new electric cars in Norway hit a record high last year, sector experts said Friday, reaching 42.4 percent of all nearly-registered cars in 2019, mostly thanks to strong demand for Tesla's Model 3.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 18:03:42