Members of the Jarl Squad dressed in Viking costumes carry flaming torches, during the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles, Scotland on Tuesday Jan. 31.
An astrologer who made several predictions that Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena would die has been arrested and released on bail, police said Wednesday.
A jury has awarded $1.25 million to a former San Diego high schooler who was denied a bathroom break and forced to urinate in a bucket.
A driver in Western Australia had the best excuse for speeding -- the wind.
Malaysia's Kean Chuan Yap competes during the Pastries World Cup final as part of the Catering and Food International Show in Chassieu, outside Lyon, Sunday, Jan. 22.
Wearing his Sunday best and arriving in a pram, Chispi was one of dozens of dogs blessed by a priest in Madrid on Sunday to celebrate the patron saint of pets.
A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December.
A so-called Silvesterchlaus (New Year's Claus) treks through snowy weather on its way in Schwellbrunn, Switzerland on Friday, Jan. 13 to offer best wishes for the New Year (following the Julian calendar) to farmers in this region.
Hundreds of hardy cyclists on Sunday braved temperatures as low as minus 27 degrees Celsius in Moscow to complete a mass bike ride through the snow-bound Russian capital.