Sleepy early morning passengers on a flight from Moscow's biggest airport to London may have thought they were dreaming Friday when a drunken Russian woman staged erotic dances on the plane.
But crew on the 7:00 am flight from Domodedovo airport to London decided to return to Moscow as the woman, 39, a native of the Russian region of Tatarstan, was deemed to be causing an inconvenience to passengers, the RIA Novosti news agency said.Full Story
On a farm in Cuba, five little piglets are doggedly insisting on getting their milk from a stray canine rather than their own mother.
Farmer Mannorkys Santamaria is bewildered that his sow has plenty of milk but the puppies prefer supping from the breast of Yeti, an adopted stray who earlier this week stopped nursing the last of her eight puppies.Full Story
Four Spanish tourists took an unexpected swim near Venice Wednesday after a wave caused by a large motorboat capsized their gondola, Italy's ANSA news agency said.
The holidaymakers were quickly rescued by other gondoliers gliding nearby, but the incident has reignited debate over the difficulties gondolas face on the waters surrounding the picturesque Italian city.Full Story
A former British interior minister arranged for two prisoners on day release to paint her home when they should have been doing community work, the prison service said on Wednesday.
Jacqui Smith, who was home secretary under the former Labor government, arranged for the inmates from a prison in Redditch, central England, to decorate a room at her luxury property in the town.Full Story
In July 2011, a group of five brave and dedicated amateur climbers, fathers and their sons, reached Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru peak, after a hard and challenging five-day climb, with nights spent in subzero temperatures.
Their climb was dedicated to the Brave Heart Fund, raising awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), the number one killer in the first year of life and raising funds for needy children suffering from CHD in Lebanon.Full Story
A female bonobo has been named "the world's smartest ape" after beating chimpanzees distracted by male rivalry in a contest between two Belgian zoos, whose results took scientists by surprise.
The chimps, generally a more aggressive, male-dominated species than bonobos, were expected to take the title.Full Story
A crocodile named "Moammer Gadhafi" may be given a new name to spare his life after Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli, in a move likely to spell the end for the country's autocratic leader.
News out of Libya has worried keepers at the Hamat Gader crocodile farm on the occupied Golan Heights, who are concerned the demise of the Libyan strongman could spell a sticky end for their own "Gadhafi" -- a three-meter giant who weighs some 230 kilos (507 pounds).Full Story
A British druid named King Arthur on Tuesday failed in his legal bid to have ancient human remains returned to a burial site at the historic English monument of Stonehenge.
The self-styled druid, who appeared in white robes as he represented himself at the High Court in London, wanted judges to review a government decision to allow experts to keep the remains for testing.Full Story
CNN on Monday showed the map of Tripoli-Lebanon instead of Tripoli-Libya during their news coverage on the fate of Moammer Gadhafi.
The station’s PR in England later posted a tweet apologizing for the error.Full Story
Authorities in Flagstaff, Arizona, are assuring residents there are no rogue pandas roaming the city after some pranksters got creative with an electronic street sign.
The Arizona Department of Transportation-controlled sign was set up to warn drivers not to make left turns at a busy intersection. But motorists heading to work Monday morning got an entirely different message: "Rogue panda on rampage."Full Story