Oddly Enough Headlines

Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flight


- A Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of a jet said in a radio interview that he thanks God his son is alive.

5:23pm BST

Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO - The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday.

12:39am BST

Sun, Apr 20 2014

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

- An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

20 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church


CUTUD, Philippines - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.

18 Apr 2014

Two 10-year-olds caught selling grandparents' pot at Colorado school

DENVER - Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday.

5:42am BST

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey


A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

HONG KONG - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.

Oddly Enough, World 18 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 16 2014

North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair


LONDON - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation".

16 Apr 2014

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs


BUCHAREST - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 (89,306.98 pounds) donation scheme.

16 Apr 2014

A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland

HELSINKI - Finland's postal service will honour "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all.

16 Apr 2014

The UK’s paradox of faith

When a European leader says he's a Christian and that he lives in a Christian country, he's asking for trouble.