A 21-year-old Spanish man has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping to try to extort money from his mother, police say.
The 1.7-mile flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands holds the Guinness World Record as the shortest scheduled service.
A mystery crime-fighting superhero foiled an 'armed' hold-up by a pair of yakuza gangsters, Tokyo media say.
A Japanese comedian's tune has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100.
An alert Italian customs officer has exposed the latest ingenious ploy of drug traffickers.
Tokyo nursed a giant pumpkin-sized hangover after a weekend of Halloween revelry - and lots of money changing hands.
The past few years have been stormy for Iceland. Now, Icelanders are thinking of putting their trust in pirates.
Sex and sensuality, nakedness and all things kinky had the crowd excited at this year's edition of Sexpo.
President Jacob Zuma got noticed during this week's budget speech. But he is not alone...
Hong Kong bookies had to return about R222m in bets when a garden rake jammed starting barriers at the Happy Valley racecourse.
Alex Younger, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, said James Bond wouldn't even pass the job interview.
A man who criticised women who wear yoga pants in public found that snug-fitting leggings were the least of his problems. [VIDEO]
A video has been making the rounds and scaring people on social media.
A Spanish video platform called Napflix, designed to put people to sleep with dull content, has launched. [BORING VIDEO]
A 58-storey building has gained notoriety as the "leaning tower of San Francisco." But it's not just leaning. It's sinking, too.