An Albanian artist has built a portrait of Mother Teresa using staples, in a call for European countries to stop raising fences to shut their borders to refugees.
A series of previously unknown letters by literary great Stefan Zweig to a young man reveals a paternal side of the Austrian Jewish author concerned with the fate of Jews.
Sweden's Christmas Goat -- a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood -- didn't last long on its 50th anniversary.
A Japanese skating rink that froze 5,000 dead fish into the ice as an attraction for visitors has been forced to close after receiving a barrage of criticism.
Japanese police are offering noodle discounts to elderly citizens who hand in their driving licenses, promising them cheaper ramen soup in exchange for improved road safety.
An 800-year-old Mexican skull decorated with turquoise mosaic, for decades believed to have been a masterpiece of Mixtec indigenous art is a forgery, a Dutch museum and media said Saturday.
It is a feast fit for a monkey king. On Sunday the central Thai town of Lopburi put on a five-star banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants, sparking a mass simian food fight.
"Gammaduwa shanthikarma" is a ritual done by Sri Lankans to invoke the gods to be safe from sadness and undesirable events of life and to bring peace and prosperity to all humankind and the country, chasing away the evil out of the mind. The ritual is performed only by menfolk from dusk to dawn accompanied by Sri Lankan traditional drums, flamed fire sticks and low-country dancing.
Pennsylvania state inmates are no longer being punished with the baked brown slabs known as food loaves.
When it comes to having a short memory and getting easily distracted, dogs often get a bad rap. A study out Wednesday suggests their recall ability may be deeper than previously thought.