Oddly Enough Headlines

Tue, Mar 3 2015

German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

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BERLIN - A pensioner has started digging in Germany's western Ruhr region for the Amber Room, a priceless work of art looted by Nazis from the Soviet Union during World War Two and missing for 70 years, but says he needs a new drill to help him.

03 Mar 2015

Fri, Mar 6 2015

New York airport alarm reveals stowaway dog in checked luggage

NEW YORK - U.S. security agents searching a checked suitcase after an alarm went off at New York's LaGuardia Airport expected the usual contraband - guns, knives or a hand grenade - but instead found a stowaway Chihuahua, authorities said on Friday.

06 Mar 2015

Thu, Mar 5 2015

Leaks from taps cause massive damage to Germany's spy agency

BERLIN - The German spy agency's new headquarters was flooded by water after several taps were removed by thieves on its upper floors, police said on Thursday.

05 Mar 2015

Wed, Mar 4 2015

Hamburg residents take revenge on late-night revellers with urine-repellent paint

BERLIN - Residents of Hamburg's St. Pauli's nightclub district are getting their own back on late-night revellers who urinate on public buildings, with a new high-tech paint that sends the spray bouncing right back at them.

04 Mar 2015

Tue, Mar 3 2015

It's raining cats and tourists on a Japanese island

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AOSHIMA, Japan - An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. | Video

Oddly Enough, Japan 03 Mar 2015

Thu, Feb 26 2015

Stone Age Britons imported wheat in shock sign of sophistication

OSLO - Stone Age Britons imported wheat about 8,000 years ago in a surprising sign of sophistication for primitive hunter-gatherers long viewed as isolated from European agriculture, a study showed on Thursday.

UK, Oddly Enough 26 Feb 2015

Mon, Mar 2 2015

Toronto mystery tunnel had rosary nailed to wall, police say

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TORONTO - A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games contained a rosary with a crucifix and poppy, and there is nothing to suggest the tunnel was linked to criminal activity, police said on Tuesday. | Video

Oddly Enough, Tennis 02 Mar 2015

Tue, Feb 24 2015

About 20 manatees rescued from Florida storm drain

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ORLANDO, Fla. - About 20 Florida manatees were freed by early Tuesday morning from a storm drain near Cape Canaveral, where they were apparently trying to warm themselves, officials and local media said. | Video

24 Feb 2015

Sun, Feb 22 2015

Hidden sketches by French painter Cezanne found in Pennsylvania

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- Unfinished sketches by the famed French artist Paul Cezanne have been found hidden on the backs of two of his watercolours, a Pennsylvania-based art foundation said on Saturday.

22 Feb 2015

Sat, Feb 21 2015

Afghan central bank branch employees raid their own bank and run

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Staff at a branch of Afghanistan's central bank in southern Kandahar province may have got away with as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) when they robbed their own bank and ran, an official said on Saturday.

21 Feb 2015