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Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy'

Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine...

February 13

TOKYO — As Japan prepares to celebrate Valentine's Day, a cranky group of protesters have called for an end to public displays of love, claiming it hurts their feelings.

Man wins OK to wear goat horns in driver’s license photo

Man wins OK to wear goat horns in...

December 20

AUGUSTA (Maine) — An ordained Pagan priest in the US finally has gotten the OK to sport goat horns in his Maine driver’s license photo.

Woman has baby in UK from ovary frozen in childhood

Woman has baby in UK from ovary...

December 15

LONDON — A woman in London has become the first to give birth after having her fertility restored using ovarian tissue frozen before the onset of puberty, doctors said on...

New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

New Zealand passport robot tells...

December 07

SYDNEY — A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Serial snipper strikes Japan

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Serial...

December 07

TOKYO — A suspected serial hair-snipper has been arrested in Japan after being accused of stealing tresses from unsuspecting women on rush-hour trains.

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US...

September 26

HUNTINGTON BEACH — Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, braved the large swell that greeted them at a surfing competition with a difference in California...

Bangladesh zoo throws wedding for lions with meat cake

Bangladesh zoo throws wedding for...

September 22

CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh) — Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and...