Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has won a British prize that called for rude poems about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in solidarity with a German comedian facing prosecution for doing the same.Full Story
It was a bad day at the office for one unfortunate employee of South Korea's weather service Wednesday, after a mistakenly-sent fax triggered an earthquake alert.
The message warning of a 6.5-magnitude quake was part of a five-day disaster response exercise and should never have been faxed.Full Story
Four people who survived 10 days adrift in the South China Sea subsisted on raw fish and water droplets as a series of rescue opportunities slipped agonizingly by, one of the survivors said Monday.Full Story
She has several castles and hundreds of millions of pounds in the bank, but Queen Elizabeth II looked delighted with her winnings from a horse show -- a £50 supermarket voucher.
Photos published Friday from the Royal Windsor Horse Show showed a smiling British monarch, who has a life-long passion for horses, clutching a voucher from retailer Tesco.Full Story
The media in Cambodia has been ordered to write the full title of strongman Hun Sen in all reports, a lengthy honorific loosely translated as 'glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander'.
The wily and combative Hun Sen has ruled impoverished Cambodia for three decades, steering it from the ashes of civil war into a relatively fast-growing economy.Full Story
World number one Serena Williams said she won't be eating dog food again after giving in to temptation, and coming close to upsetting her plans for a fourth Italian Open crown in Rome.
American star Williams beat compatriot Christina McHale 7-6 (9/7), 6-1 on Thursday to set up a quarter-final meeting with Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.Full Story
Donald Trump may face a long, tough road to the White House, but some fans in India at least are pulling together to try and get him divine assistance.Full Story
Known worldwide for its popular Beetle camper van and, of late, its engine-rigging scandal, German automaker Volkswagen also has another slightly lesser-known specialty: the curry sausage.
An icon of popular food culture in Germany, the pork sausage smothered in spiced ketchup and topped with curry powder has been a workman's favorite for decades, sold at greasy spoons and railway stations -- and at VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg.Full Story
A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users on Monday compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie.
Arthit Ourairat, the rector of Rangsit University, posted pictures of the hi-tech cheating equipment on his Facebook page on Sunday evening, announcing that the entrance exam in question had been cancelled after the plot was discovered.Full Story
A Japanese artist who makes objects shaped like her vagina was convicted Monday after a high-profile obscenity trial, in a decision likely to reignite accusations of heavy-handed censorship.
The Tokyo District Court slapped Megumi Igarashi with a 400,000 yen ($3,700) fine, but the penalty was half what prosecutors had demanded as she was also cleared of one of several charges.Full Story