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'Racist' robot rejects Asian-face passport photo

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:24 AM

A computer-generated response said the photo of a New Zealander of Asian descent did not meet New Zealand's criteria because the 'eyes are closed'

'Racist' robot rejects Asian-face passport photo

Inside Gastro Park Kapitolyo: A look at all 15 food stalls

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Gigantic cotton candy milkshakes, thai-inspired tacos, yakitori, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and more – here's what Gastro Park Kapitolyo is serving up

Inside Gastro Park Kapitolyo: A look at all 15 food stalls

New Zealand approves colander hats and flying noodle weddings

Dec 20, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Church adherents, who wear colanders on their heads, revere pirates and believe the universe was created by a flying noodle, have been recognized in New Zealand as a bone fide organization

New Zealand approves colander hats and flying noodle weddings

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

May 24, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The 33-year-old risks up to two years in prison and a 30,000-euro ($33,000) fine

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

Runaway train: Driver leaves for coffee, train leaves station

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The driver of the Rabat-bound train got off at Kenitra station and the train started rolling in the wrong direction before later coming to a halt on its own, a report says

Runaway train: Driver leaves for coffee, train leaves station

[Executive Edge] Fund raising through crowdfunding

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:48 PM

A successful crowdfunding campaign tailors message to 3 types of backers: project advocates, patrons and walk-ins, shares Spark Project founder

[Executive Edge] Fund raising through crowdfunding

10-year-old takes university math class

Oct 03, 2013 - 9:53 AM

Gifted Janisch has already skipped 3 grades in primary school

10-year-old takes university math class

Homeless who turned in US$42,000 gets rewarded

Sep 20, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Glen James said he would never 'have kept even a penny'

Homeless who turned in US$42,000 gets rewarded

300,000 attempts to view porn from British parliament

Sep 05, 2013 - 7:41 AM

The figures cover computers used by more than 1,300 lawmakers, their staff and other employees

300,000 attempts to view porn from British parliament

Angela Merkel's flag necklace tweets

Sep 03, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Made of beads in gold, red and black, the necklace is a bespoke piece that the chancellor has owned for 10 years

Angela Merkel's flag necklace tweets

Priest breaks fatherhood news in mass

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:10 AM

'With time, we noticed that our friendship had something more'

Priest breaks fatherhood news in mass

Elder Bush shaves head for child with cancer

Jul 25, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Apart from his lack of locks, the former president has made a fashion splash in recent months

Elder Bush shaves head for child with cancer

Giant rubber duckie goes to Taiwan

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Since 2007, the original duck has travelled to 13 different cities in 9 countries

Giant rubber duckie goes to Taiwan

Meet Prince George's baby croc

Jul 25, 2013 - 2:37 PM

When the crocodile turns 18, George would be 'encouraged to see whether or not he might be able to take him back home to his country'

Meet Prince George's baby croc

Drunk Canadian swims to the US

Jul 25, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Morrillo reportedly managed to swim across the river separating Windsor, Ontario and Detroit

Drunk Canadian swims to the US

Mystics say #RoyalBaby will be 'elected'

Jul 24, 2013 - 3:19 PM

'Being a king or prince will not matter to him'

Mystics say #RoyalBaby will be 'elected'

Silliness reigns as world awaits #RoyalBaby

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Rumors that Kate may have gone into labor cause regular flurries of excitement on Twitter

Silliness reigns as world awaits #RoyalBaby

No Minister beside Kate during birth

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:38 AM

A lawmaker mischievously asks the question at a committee hearing

No Minister beside Kate during birth

President Obama revives broccoli-gate

Jul 10, 2013 - 8:14 AM

The president with his wife close by, stayed faithful to the First Lady's 'Let's Move' campaign

President Obama revives broccoli-gate

Condoms as baby present for William and Kate

Jul 04, 2013 - 4:53 PM

'They have been given the exact same box as is given to all expectant mothers in Finland'

Condoms as baby present for William and Kate

Brief encounter for porn film at China railway station

Jul 02, 2013 - 3:15 PM

A maintenance worker surprised passers-by near a Chinese railway station when he started watching a banned porn film, not realizing his computer was connected to a giant screen

Arnie defends his Hummer fleet as eco-friendly

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:35 AM

The Hollywood star, known for his lavish tastes in his 8 years in office as governor of California, defended his own fleet of military-style Hummer vehicles

Arnie defends his Hummer fleet as eco-friendly

Prague to unveil ‘Love Train’ for singles

May 21, 2013 - 9:32 AM

Single in Prague? Just ride the soon-to-be-opened 'Love Train.'

Prague to unveil ‘Love Train’ for singles

What the duck? Hong Kong's giant rubber duck deflates

May 15, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Organizers said that the duck had been deflated Tuesday evening as part of scheduled maintenance work

What the duck? Hong Kong's giant rubber duck deflates

Man who charged at elephant gets fired

May 15, 2013 - 11:57 AM

With friends cheering and encouraging him, the man runs at the elephant, which initially swings its trunk towards him, but soon beats a retreat

Man who charged at elephant gets fired

Penis size matters to women

Apr 09, 2013 - 6:59 AM

Researchers found that women rated tall men with long penises as the most attractive

Penis size matters to women

The 'Man with the Golden Shirt'

Feb 01, 2013 - 4:29 AM

His fashion choice may sound ostentatious in a country where an estimated 42% of children under 5 are malnourished, but Phuge is adamant that 'it is my property, it does not matter what other people think or say'

The 'Man with the Golden Shirt'

Barbie Cafe opens in Taiwan

Feb 01, 2013 - 4:17 AM

Taiwan has a long history with Barbie as it used to be a manufacturing center for the dolls

Barbie Cafe opens in Taiwan

Life and Style wRap: Baby boom, miniature festival, and more

Jan 27, 2013 - 3:11 PM

Singaporean babies, a 19-year-old fantasy author, a festival of the tiny, and the smartphone brands that rule the world are just some of this week's Life and Style stories

Life and Style wRap: Baby boom, miniature festival, and more

January's offbeat celebrations

Jan 05, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Just when you thought the celebrations are over, we give you 6 more days to celebrate this month!

January's offbeat celebrations

Word gurus banish 'fiscal cliff'

Jan 01, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Find out the other words that made it to the 'banish' list

Word gurus banish 'fiscal cliff'

End of the world: Gangnam Style?

Dec 18, 2012 - 2:23 PM

A hoax video published on YouTube on December 2 has reached more than one million hits

End of the world: Gangnam Style?

From Michelle with love

Oct 16, 2012 - 3:05 PM

The First Lady casts her vote

From Michelle with love

Hobbit treasure for real life

Oct 11, 2012 - 5:19 AM

Money from the epic to become legal tender in New Zealand

Hobbit treasure for real life

Moore teases fellow Bond Connery

Oct 09, 2012 - 1:59 AM

The English in Roger Moore playfully teases Scottish Sean Connery

Moore teases fellow Bond Connery

Celebrity endorsements, zero effect

Oct 02, 2012 - 10:48 AM

US voters feel no celebrity pressure or influence when it comes to their choice of President

Celebrity endorsements, zero effect

Who paid for that political ad? An app can tell

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:09 AM

May this app be used for next year's PH elections? Hmm...

Who paid for that political ad? An app can tell

More money in exchange for a tooth

Sep 06, 2012 - 10:35 PM

The 'tooth fairy' is leaving more money for children nowadays, a survey says

More money in exchange for a tooth

Oprah to speak for Obama?

Sep 06, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Michelle Obama: 'It would have to be somebody who knows him.'

Oprah to speak for Obama?

Mind your manners

Sep 05, 2012 - 9:12 AM

Brussels to fine offensive language

Mind your manners

Amateur botches 'restoration' of Christ painting

Aug 23, 2012 - 11:04 AM

The octogenarian meant well. Still, people are not happy with what she did.

Amateur botches 'restoration' of Christ painting

For his looks, Paul Ryan gets bipartisan approval

Aug 21, 2012 - 7:16 AM

Just because he is 'hot,' will the Republican VP pick get the vote?

For his looks, Paul Ryan gets bipartisan approval

US tightrope walker takes stroll above beach

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:05 PM

After conquering Niagara Falls, Nik Wallenda thought it was time to hit the beach

US tightrope walker takes stroll above beach

Toad Suck and other oddball US town names

Aug 10, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Can you think of Filipino towns or places with odd or funny names, too?

Toad Suck and other oddball US town names

VietJet penalized for bikini show

Aug 10, 2012 - 10:15 AM

A Hawaiian dance on a Vietnamese airline flight? Better believe it.

VietJet penalized for bikini show

16-year-old is America's fastest texter

Aug 09, 2012 - 4:59 PM

A boy shows the world that, even with texting, records can be had

16-year-old is America's fastest texter

'Could Bruce Willis Save the World?'

Aug 08, 2012 - 8:36 AM

Armageddon looming? Tell Bruce Willis not to bother.

'Could Bruce Willis Save the World?'

Swiss violinist reunited with lost Stradivarius

Aug 02, 2012 - 6:18 AM

What would you do if you found an item worth millions of dollars?

Swiss violinist reunited with lost Stradivarius

Bear wanders into US mall, no one hurt

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:26 AM

What happens when a bear decides to go shopping?

Bear wanders into US mall, no one hurt

New feat awaits Niagara Falls high-wire walker

Jul 20, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Nick Wallenda will attempt another record-breaking walk on August 9

New feat awaits Niagara Falls high-wire walker