Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande's hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of almost 10,000 euros a month, the Canard Enchaine weekly reported Wednesday.Full Story
An Australian man who filmed himself biting the head off a live rat and posting the video on Facebook was banned on Monday from owning pets for three years and ordered to do community service.Full Story
A potato-shaped orange blob with tiny hands is the star of a satirical new story written in the style of a children's book explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon.
"A Child's First Book of Trump," written by Michael Ian Black and set for release Tuesday, is clearly intended for a more mature audience.Full Story
A high-profile Pakistani cleric who posed for selfies with a controversial model famed for her suggestive photos has been suspended from a senior government committee, the country's religious affairs ministry said, rebuking him for his behavior.Full Story
A leafy Tokyo park became the scene of a gruesome investigation on Thursday after human body parts were found floating in a pond, according to authorities and media reports.Full Story
British police swooped to stop a Paris-baked plot to tempt Britons to stay in the European Union by handing out free, freshly baked croissants.Full Story
The authorities in Pennsylvania have charged a man with raping a teenage girl with whom he fathered two children after receiving her as a "gift" from her parents, U.S. media said Saturday.
Police arrested Lee Kaplan, 51, in the town of Feasterville -- around 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Philadelphia -- on Thursday on charges including statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Full Story
An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.
Jose Lopez, a former deputy minister for public works, appeared nervous, hit himself on the head and cried out that he wanted cocaine, court sources told news channel TN and newspaper La Nacion.Full Story
Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.
"The boy was told his entire education would be paid for, that he would be given a plot of land, in addition to as much as $15,000 to the boy's parents," top prosecutor Ramiro Guerrero told reporters.Full Story
Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.
Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, "The Amrita" -- Sanskrit for 'immortality' -- also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.Full Story