President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.
"With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi.Full Story
Japanese consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped watermelons.
But this pricey produce is not intended to tempt your taste buds -- it's more ornament than the perfect picnic food.Full Story
A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday.
"Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year can apply for a place on the birth planning schedule," read a policy distributed by a credit cooperative in Jiaozuo, in the central province of Henan.Full Story
Argentine officials on Thursday condemned a sexually explicit performance staged in the halls of the nation's top public university, complete with feigned masturbation and full-on nudity.
Pictures from the provocative live installation titled "Pleasure Wednesday," went viral after finding their way to the Internet, compounding the government's ire and embarrassment over the work, which was staged by the social science department at the University of Buenos Aires.Full Story
Airport authorities in the Cook Islands on Thursday warned thrill seekers to stay away from their runway's jet blast zone after three tourists were injured when a plane was taking off.
The main road in the tiny Pacific nation passes by the bottom of the runway and daring plane-spotters often stand in the wash of jet engines, clinging to the airport's fence as aircraft hit maximum thrust for ascent.Full Story
Pope Francis is a doll. No, really.
The people organizing the pontiff's September visit to Philadelphia launched an online store Wednesday featuring papal plush dolls and bobble heads.Full Story
A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on the vessel, knocking Frickman over and landing on her legs.Full Story
For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds.
And one more thing: It's a former prison.Full Story
A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil told reporters that the bottle was shaped like a "pineapple" hand grenade and was in a woman's suitcase.Full Story
Tourists taking 'selfies' at the Acropolis in Athens on June 30, 2015 as …
A British shoe shop worker launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise the money for Greece to meet its now expired IMF debt repayment, saying he just wanted to help austerity-stricken Greeks.Full Story