German police detained a man after he tried to pay for a taxi ride with cannabis because he was not carrying any cash, police said Sunday.
Officers in the southern city of Munich accompanied the 30-year-old home on Friday after the taxi driver reported him to the police, and found 31 cannabis plants in his flat.Full Story
They are as emblematic of Britain as Big Ben or the black cab, and now a red telephone box can be yours for as little as £1,950 ($3,200, 2,400 euros).
British Telecom is selling off 60 of the famous telephone cabins as demand for public payphones dwindles because of rising mobile phone use.Full Story
A Mexican official on Friday denied a woman's claims that she was due to give birth to nine babies in the coming weeks.
"She is not pregnant," Jorge Luna, secretary of health in the northern state of Coahuila, told Agence France Presse after authorities carried examined the woman's claims to local media.Full Story
Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi, a 22-year-old Iraqi farmer, fell in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night in a small village in central Iraq.
The wedding ceremony for Obeidi and two of his cousins, Intidhar, 17, and Suad, 22, was held on April 6 at his family home in Al-Laqlaq village, north of Tikrit.Full Story
She has been the U.S. secretary of state, a senator and nearly became president, but Hillary Clinton joked Thursday that she might want to try another role -- space tourist.
Welcoming to the State Department the British tycoon Richard Branson, Clinton hailed the space tourism pioneer for being "such a strong proponent for business-as-unusual."Full Story
Russia's weather and emergency officials soothed fears of Moscow residents Thursday with statements that green-tinged clouds over the capital were not an alien invasion, but tree pollen.
"Today Muscovites felt like characters in a disaster film about an alien invasion: people living in the southwest of the city saw that the sky had been colored green," said Russia's weather service on its website.Full Story
A Chinese fashion retailer has been forced to pull a line of T-shirts featuring quotes by Premier Wen Jiabao because they violated rules on depicting government leaders, state media said Thursday.
The shirts were marketed by the designer Vancl and emblazoned with what the official Xinhua news agency called "signature" down-to-earth phrases of Wen's.Full Story
A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a trolleybus in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital's transport authority said Wednesday.
"The woman was taking the 204 trolleybus to the Kramare teaching hospital on Tuesday evening when her labour began," spokeswoman Agata Stanekova told AFP.Full Story
There's nothing boring about Boring, Oregon, especially when it comes to building bridges with the good folks of little Dull, Scotland.
Boring, a rural suburb of Portland named after its early 20th century founding family, is poised to formally declare itself Dull's sister community on June 5 when its community planning organization convenes.Full Story
Australian firefighters Thursday performed one of their most unusual rescues -- freeing an elderly woman whose fingers got stuck in a bank ATM.
The fire service was called to a hospital in Sydney after security guards found the women distressed with three of her fingers jammed in the slot that dispenses cash, ABC radio reported.Full Story