Oddly Enough Headlines

Fri, Oct 17 2014

Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

17 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 15 2014

Topless activist fined for exhibitionism in attack on Putin wax figure

PARIS - A Ukrainian activist belonging to topless feminist group Femen was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court on Wednesday for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a wax museum in the capital.

15 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 9 2014

German police find record heroin haul in truckload of gherkins and garlic

DUESSELDORF Germany - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million) (37.04 million pound), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.

09 Oct 2014

Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack

ATHENS - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.

09 Oct 2014

Mon, Sep 29 2014

McGinley even angled for advantage with fish tank

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GLENEAGLES Scotland - Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.

Oddly Enough, Sport 29 Sep 2014

Thu, Oct 9 2014

China on the lookout for Putin's roaming tiger

BEIJING - China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food.

09 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 7 2014

India wields the axe on Her Majesty's "laughable" laws

NEW DELHI - If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it - that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to "Her Majesty".

07 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 1 2014

Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm- police

- Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said.

01 Oct 2014

Tue, Sep 30 2014

Belgian police waive traffic fines in protest over pensions

BRUSSELS - Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age.

30 Sep 2014

Thu, Sep 25 2014

Russians hand in Western T-shirts in patriotic fashion drive

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MOSCOW - Looking to put a patriotic spin on international sanctions over Ukraine, a local group is touring Moscow, urging passers-by to swap their Western-branded T-shirts for homegrown tops sporting pro-Russian slogans.

25 Sep 2014