Twitter users from across the world eagerly traded jokes as they celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day – an unabashedly silly holiday observed annually on September 19.
Japanese fashion is well-known for being absolutely outlandish. One of the most recent head-turning trends is known as “remarkable skin.” Young people involved in this eye-popping craze look like aliens, with their skin painted in vibrant colors.
They say a week is a long time in politics, and in the case of UK PM Theresa May, the sands are now shifting on an almost hourly basis. Following an article by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that many interpreted as bid for leadership, May's position came into spotlight, with a number of Tory politicians potentially ready to replace her.
The European Union is leading an international effort to end global trade in torture devices and lethal drugs used in capital punishment - an initiative that could spell curtains for the death penalty the world over.
Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists in Raqqa have resorted to using female suicide bombers in a desperate bid to stave off the liberation forces’ implacable advance.
Eirik Jensen, a senior Norwegian police officer, has been jailed for 21 years for taking bribes to help a drug smuggler import large amounts of hashish into the country. The case, coming after the conviction of a Finnish officer, suggests Scandinavia's squeaky clean reputation is on the slide.
There are some outlandish inhabitants of our planet that look so bizarre and are so rarely seen that scientists considered their existence a fairytale for a long time.
Larry the Downing Street cat has landed himself in the proverbial "doghouse" - after a rat was spotted brazenly scurrying past No. 10's famous black door in London.
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