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Guatemala

Orange Peel Drama: Soccer Player Takes Flopping For Referee To Fruity New Heights

Diving, flopping and faking for the referee's benefit have become an integral part of modern football. But Guatemalan player Wilfredo Ramos Pérez has taken the craft to the next level of the ...

Switzerland

Spring Rolls Sprung At Swiss Border Crossing

Drugs, weapons and... spring rolls? Add the Asian fried staple to the list of contraband items that have been seized in the illegal international smuggling market. Police discovered 61.5 ...

China

In China, Electric Pole Sit-ups Workout Sparks Power Outage

A good workout leaves you feeling the burn, but a parkour-style stunt in China could have wound up sparking disaster — and ultimately part of a mega-city blacked out. It began Sunday night ...

Brazil

Dying Indigenous Tribe In Brazil Killed Off For Good By COVID

An 86-year-old identified as the last male member of the Juma, a Brazilian tribe on the verge of extinction, died of the coronavirus last week, Rio-based daily O Globo reported. Amoin Aruká ...

Italy

Top Milan Welfare Official: "No Rush" To Vaccinate Those Over 80

For Leitizia Moratti, head of welfare policy in the Lombardy region and former Milan Mayor, it wa...

Iran

Iranian Woman's 'Arranged Marriage' Is Scam To Rob Her In-Laws

TEHRAN — A 26-year-old Iranian woman suspected of more than a dozen thefts began by befriending wealthy female targets. But the plot for her big payday would require setting the trap for an ...

Chile

Powering Through Appendicitis For Perfect Score On Chile's National Exam

The 18-year-old was doubled over in pain, but her parents thought it was just a case of exam-time...

France

Parents Call Cops On Teen Son For Refusing To Clear The Table

Parenting can be a tricky thing. Who can safely say they've never, in the heat of the moment, brandished over-the-top threats to try to get unruly offspring to comply? And who ever follows ...

France

Starsky And Hutch Busted In France For Driving Under Influence

Yes, they are both French. Yes, those are their real names. No, they weren't driving a Ford Gran ...

Italy

Hiding The Dough: Woman Caught Smuggling €70,000 In Pasta

Italy, as everyone knows, is the place for pasta. And so it goes without saying that visitors to the country often head home with a package or two in their duffels or suitcases. The woman in ...

Portugal

Man Found Alive 20 Days After His Funeral

An elderly COVID-19 victim, presumed to have been dead (and buried) for 20 days, has been located alive in the same Portuguese hospital where he was being treated. The 92-year-old, who had been ...

France

Man Walks Into Barr, Steals A Letter: Bad Joke Or Lockdown Protest?

The almost aptly-named village of Barr, considered one of the wine capitals of eastern France, has been targeted by vandals who may have been making a political statement about pandemic lockdown ...

France

Drama At French Opera: Real-Life Sabotage Winds Up In Court

A near fatal act of sabotage at a French opera house wound up in a courtroom last week, after a feud between stage hands offered an unsuspecting audience a moment of true drama six years ago. ...

Sweden

In Stockholm, Camel Man Returns With Chainsaw

It was quite an entrance earlier this week in Stockholm, when a man came rushing into a local bar holding a revving chainsaw. The guests managed to flee through the backdoor and no one was harmed, ...

Italy

Italian Nonna, 98, Finds Treasure At Home While In COVID Confinement

ROME — The story began grimly, with an all too familiar ring: another Italian grandmother had tested positive for COVID-19. At the age of 98, Nonna Maria was at particularly high risk in one ...