Oddly Enough Headlines

Wed, Dec 17 2014

Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears

TOKYO - A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.

Oddly Enough, Japan 17 Dec 2014

Tue, Dec 16 2014

McDonald's Japan rations fries as U.S. West Coast port dispute drags on

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TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports.

Oddly Enough, Japan 16 Dec 2014

Mon, Dec 15 2014

The greenest goodbye - Seattle group wants to compost the dead

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SEATTLE - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust - and corpses to crops?

15 Dec 2014

Sun, Dec 14 2014

SantaCon merrymakers hit midtown Manhattan for annual pub crawl

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NEW YORK - Waves of revellers dressed in Santa Claus outfits invaded Midtown Manhattan on Saturday as part of New York's version of SantaCon, a massive pub crawl that organizers scaled back this year in part to prevent conflicts with a nearby protest march.

14 Dec 2014

Sat, Dec 13 2014

Mississippi pastor trots out horse in wedding dress to protest gay marriage

- A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage.

13 Dec 2014

China bans national anthem at weddings and funerals

BEIJING - China's national anthem can no longer be performed at weddings, funerals, balls or other non-political functions and should only be performed at certain dignified events, state media said on Friday.

13 Dec 2014

No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble.

13 Dec 2014

Thu, Dec 11 2014

Surf's up! Chile start-up turns fishing nets into skateboards

SANTIAGO - A Chile-based start-up venture that collects discarded fishing nets from the country's long coastline and turns them into skateboards for U.S. teenagers is garnering attention from investors as sales ramp up.

11 Dec 2014

Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

JERUSALEM - Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police said on Thursday.

11 Dec 2014

Wed, Dec 10 2014

Boater rescued south of Hawaii after 12 days adrift

- The Navy rescued a boater who had been adrift for 12 days off the coast of Hawaii, the Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

10 Dec 2014