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Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to PM Cameron


LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.

UK, Oddly Enough 1:36pm GMT

Sun, Jan 25 2015

Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells for $25,000 at Dallas auction


DALLAS - A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassin were top sellers on Saturday at an auction that fetched $803,889 in the sale of a top private collection of Lincoln memorabilia.

25 Jan 2015

Thu, Jan 22 2015

Turkish police nab burqa-clad men, thwart romantic rendezvous

ANKARA - Police acting on tip-offs from local residents arrested two men dressed in burqas in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, only to discover the pair were sneaking off for a clandestine tryst with their girlfriends.

22 Jan 2015

German court upholds tenant's right to pee standing up

BERLIN - A German court ruled in favour of mens' right to pee standing up on Thursday, after a landlord tried to retain part of a tenant's 3,000 euro (2,298 pounds) deposit for allegedly damaging the marble floor of a toilet by sprinkling it with urine.

22 Jan 2015

Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

SINGAPORE - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 (9,899 pounds) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.

22 Jan 2015

Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe


JERUSALEM - An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking into the computers of singers including pop star Madonna and selling their songs online, according to Israeli and U.S. law enforcement sources. | Video

Wed, Jan 21 2015

In shortages-hit Venezuela, lining up becomes a profession


CARACAS - There's a booming new profession in Venezuela: standing in line. | Video

World, Oddly Enough 21 Jan 2015

Pope seeks to clarify breeding 'like rabbits' remark


VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed "like rabbits," saying economic injustice - not large families - was the real cause of poverty.

Tue, Jan 20 2015

No concealing Norwegian team's intent with camouflage kit


- Sandefjord will occasionally wear a camouflage-patterned kit they say will show their fighting spirit when the club return to the Norwegian top-flight this year for the first time since 2010.

20 Jan 2015

Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

MOSCOW - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.

20 Jan 2015