Hong Kong is pondering whether to rip out some seats from overcrowded metro trains to give the city's smartphone-addicted population more room to interact with their devices.
The transport and housing bureau has suggested that the MTR Corporation, which operates the underground railway system, consider the move to relieve rush-hour congestion.Full Story
A California couple out walking their dog struck it rich by unearthing a horde of buried gold coins, worth more than $10 million according to experts.
The so-called Saddle Ridge find is believed to be the most valuable treasure trove ever discovered in the United States, according to Kagin's Inc, which specializes in ancient gold coins.Full Story
A British singer-songwriter whose ballads failed to make a mark at home has become an unlikely hero in Hong Kong, where his anthem to overcoming adversity has galvanized free-speech protesters.
Kashy Keegan has found fame in the southern Chinese city with "This Is My Dream", which has become the unofficial soundtrack to protests against the government's refusal to grant a licence to an upstart television network.Full Story
The "theft" of a three-story, seven-tonne mango statue in northern Australia was revealed Tuesday to be an elaborate publicity stunt by a fast-food chain.
The disappearance Monday of the Big Mango, a towering fibreglass likeness of the fruit which is abundant in its hometown of Bowen, made international headlines and a Facebook page was set up to help find it.Full Story
The mouth is made for eating and kissing, and gay oral sex will give you worms: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday gave a detailed explanation of why he believed homosexuals should be jailed for life.
"I have failed to understand that you can fail to be attracted to all these beautiful women and be attracted to a man," the president told reporters as he signed off on controversial anti-gay legislation that includes life prison terms for repeat offenders.Full Story
Rep. Steven Horsford has traded his suit and tie for a brown, short-sleeve UPS uniform — not because he's quitting Congress, but because it's a way to make closer contact with his constituents.
The Nevada Democrat went "undercover" Friday morning to help a UPS driver deliver packages to offices in his Las Vegas-area district.Full Story
A monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria received a pro-Ukrainian makeover Sunday morning, as anonymous artists showed their support for the anti-government protests in Kiev.
A large Ukrainian flag was planted on the monument overnight in the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, along with slogans including "Glory to Ukraine!"Full Story
Thieves armed with heavy machinery and cranes made a daring midnight heist in northern Australia, stealing a 10-meter, seven-tonne mango monument, officials said Monday.
The Big Mango, a towering likeness of the fruit which is abundant in the statue's hometown of Bowen, in Queensland, is one of more than 150 "Big Things" erected as kitschy tourist attractions across Australia.Full Story
A brazen shoplifter has helped himself to an alligator-leather coat worth nearly HK$1 million (U.S.$130,000) from a flagship Burberry store in one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, police said Friday.
The pricey trench coat was displayed on a mannequin, and staff at the British brand's shop in Tsim Sha Tsui discovered it was missing after they closed for business on Wednesday.Full Story