With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc's Siri appeared on Wednesday to briefly take the side of anti-government protesters often terming long-standing President Evo Morales a "dictator."
Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.
Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.
Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.
A couple from say they were kicked off of a cruise ship on the first night of what was to be a two-week trip - left stranded in the Caribbean in the middle of the night - all due to loud sex, reports.
Back in April, the couple - identified only as Renate F. and her husband Volker - boarded the TUI Cruises vessel Mein Schiff 5 for a two-week tour around the Caribbean. On their first night, following their cruise-related activities, they retired to their cabin for some more private activities.
Following their endeavors, Renate went out to her cabin's balcony to smoke a cigarette, while Volker went to take a shower. Then there was a knock at the door.
While the Halloween tradition of in a costume and going trick or treating has become a common tradition in our modern world, many people may not know how the practice ever began. The truth is that it actually has a complicated history that dates back hundreds of years, according to website .
The publication reported that most Halloween traditions stem from the Celtic festival Samuin, which celebrated the end of the year on November 1. It was believed that during this time of year, the realm of the living would overlap with the realm of the dead, giving the dead an opportunity to wander about the Earth. Young men would dress up as evil spirits to "trick" the dead into thinking they were one of their own, thus warding them off.
A man is still looking for answers after a strange piece of machinery crashed though his house. Nobody seems to be able to identify the source of the big object, reports.
Earlier this month, Tommy Woosley returned to his mobile home in rural Mercer County after having been out of town. As he told at the time, when he arrived home he saw that an exterior wall had been damaged. He went inside to investigate, and the he found a mysterious object, "just lying there." Woosley would later determine that the object had not only damaged an exterior wall, but the object also damaged some plumbing in his bathroom.
police found a family of several adult siblings and their father hidden away in an underground cellar, "waiting for the end of time," reports. Some of the adult children had likely not been outside of the home and its grounds in years.
Authorities became alerted to the existence of the family after one of the adult children, identified only as a 25-year-old man, ran away and went to a nearby bar for drinks.
The bartender, Chris Westerbeek, says that the disheveled man showed up at the bar. Westerbeek says he was shocked to learn that the man was only 25; due to his haggard appearance, he looked much older.
"He had long hair, a dirty beard, wore old clothes and looked confused. He said he'd never been to school and hadn't been to the barber for nine years," Westerbeek said.
The bartender then described what the man did with his first taste of freedom.
A Russian baby born with three legs and two penises survived multiple surgeries that saved his life.
The baby was also born with two sets of urinary organs and without an anus. Doctors in Moscow successfully delivered the baby by natural childbirth to an unnamed woman. The woman reportedly decided not to have an abortion after scans made while she was pregnant revealed that her baby had a third leg, reported.
Doctors had to perform an emergency surgery after he was delivered so he could defecate.
When the child was a month-old, Russia's top pediatric surgeons, Yury Sokolov and Evgenia Kartseva, removed the baby's third leg, which was situated between his normal legs. The leg reportedly had two heels.
In February, doctors performed another operation to remove the boy's extra set of genitals and urinary organs. After that, another surgery was in order to move the baby's anus to the correct position.
A village in England has been forced to cancel its ghost tours and other spooky goings-on after the local minister complained about disrespectful tourists and the general un-Christian-ness of it all, reports.
Prestbury, Gloucestershire, which is about 100 miles northwest of London, has everything a fan of the paranormal loves. There are spooky, decaying cemeteries, an imposing, ancient church, and of course, all kinds of ghostly legends, such as "The Black Abbot," an ancient cleric whose spirit is said to roam St. Mary's church yard.
Not surprisingly, the town attracts ghost tours, plus the odd group of tourists who come on their own.
And Reverend Nick Bromfield, the vicar of the local church, has had it. His complaints have forced the operator of a ghost tour to shut down visits to the town.
According to Bromfield, the tours are disrespectful and heretical.