Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and got refunds on their tickets.
A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer's eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2018.
A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.
India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.
An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list.
A former LSU football player lost his leg last month after a dog shot him while they were hunting, reported. The accident took place in late December, near Eagle Lake in Mississippi.
Matt Branch, who played on LSU's football team from 2009 to 2011, suffered the injury while on a hunting outing December 28, along with a group of friends who made the trip annually. According to the account provided by a friend of Branch's, the dog was a Labrador retriever named Tito, a member of the hunting party.
The group of hunters were loading their weapons on the bed of a truck, when the dog walked over, stepped on the safety of Branch's shotgun and pulled the trigger. The shot struck Branch through the bed of the truck.
Steve-O made a startling admission during a recent interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger. The actor/stunt performer best known for his role on Jackass revealed that he once did cocaine that was laced with HIV-positive blood, during one of the lowest points in his addiction to drugs.
The blood was his drug dealer's and he was an intravenous drug user who would inadvertently leave blood on his products. Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, recalls that one day he went over to his dealer's house and found him unresponsive. Steve-O decided to help himself to the cocaine he had left out in the open even though he could see that there was blood on it.
An Australian man triggered an emergency police response after a noisy exchange with a spider startled a passerby into reporting what sounded like a violent disturbance to the authorities, media reported.
An article in the online magazine this week made something of a radical proposal for the organization of bathrooms: Rather than men's rooms and women's rooms, bathrooms should be henceforth be organized into "pee rooms" and "poo rooms."
The piece, by Dan Kois, is positioned as something Kois would do if he were named editor of the publication.
"So many problems would disappear were companies to replace the little male and female pictographs with a 1 and a 2," Kois writes. " The frustration you feel when a shy urinator camps out in a stall even as you shift in discomfort outside? Gone. Gone too would be the horrible situation that, I'm reliably told, plays out in the women's room in Slate's Brooklyn, New York, office, and certainly other bathrooms across the country: The tacit understanding that if you must poop, you should try to wait until the bathroom is vacated if you can. What a waste of work time!"