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Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper -- and profits.

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

A non-existent restaurant supposedly based in a garden shed briefly became London's top eating place on travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor, who on Thursday hit back at the hoaxers.

Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

Traffic-weary Chinese man fined for repainting road lines

A Chinese man fed up with sitting in traffic during his daily bus commute came up with a brazen way of solving the problem -- repainting the lines on the road.

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

AI 'boy' granted residency in central Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old boy.

Japan police unmask 74-year-old 'ninja' burglar

Japan police unmask 74-year-old 'ninja' burglar

Japanese police have finally nabbed a nimble ‘ninja’ thief who dressed in black and scrambled over walls to commit scores of break-ins over an eight-year career -- and were astonished to find he was 74.

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

Chaste peacocks, cosmic cows: Indian judge baffles with theories

Chaste peacocks, cosmic cows: Indian judge baffles with theories

Peacocks don't have sex, but rather shed tears to conceive, according to a judge in western India whose unique theories have set off a social media storm in the country.

Trump cryptic tweet 'covfefe' trending on Twitter

Trump cryptic tweet 'covfefe' trending on Twitter

Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over ‘covfefe’: a bizarre word apparently created by the president.

Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune

Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune

A diamond ring bought for next to nothing in a London junk sale is expected to fetch up to £350,000 ($455,000, 405,000 euros), Sotheby's auction house said Monday.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

Hardcore pornography that flashed onto a giant screen at one of Delhi's busiest metro stations has prompted red-faced rail authorities to launch an investigation, an official said Sunday...

Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral

Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral

A huge crowd turned out Monday to celebrate the 15th birthday of Rubi Ibarra, a small-town Mexican girl -- though it was fewer than the 1.3 million people who said they were coming after the invitation went viral online.