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Driving in Sao Paulo, where queues in the city regularly top 100, is a major headache.
Talk about being saved at the eel-eventh hour. A man in Auckland, New Zealand had a rather embarrassing emergency last week when he had to ask doctors to remove an eel from his bottom.
Germany's Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a church tax, under a new decree.
Huang Qingjun has spent nearly a decade travelling to remote parts of China to persuade people to carry outside all their household possessions and pose for him.
Meet the man who spent $30,000 trying to be straight...
The Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria confirms that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by priests since the 1930s.
A long rise in Americans’ life spans has reversed itself for white people who lack high school diplomas, an increasingly troubled group that has lost four years of life expectancy since 1990.
The Philippines outlaws cybersex and online sex video chat, as part of the new Cybercrime Prevention Act...
A US man diagnosed with "popcorn lung" after inhaling too much of the artificial butter smell of microwave popcorn, has won a $7.2m (£4.4m) verdict.
The deaths of two female police constables have brought into focus the unarmed status of most British police. Why does Britain hold firm against issuing guns to officers on the beat?
let's put an end to this stupid fundamentalism
Warwickshire's Manorial Documents Register shows how tennis and bowls were banned for "social control".
Thousands of Sri Lankans have been struck by a deadly form of kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers.
UK's fattest man says he sees himself in the mirror and thinks 'Oh my God'.
A police officer in Houston shot and killed a man on Saturday, claiming that the man was threatening them and that he “[f]ear[ed] for his partner’s safety and his own safety” at the time of the shooting.
"(Isaac) Newton himself stood on the shoulders of a giant who lived 700 years earlier."
Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi's 20-year battle for democracy is well documented, but in an interview with the BBC she talks about the human effect on her and her family.
How do you regenerate a neighbourhood?Exclude politicians, bring in entrepreneurs and ditch those useless liberal myths of equality and fairness, says Andrew Mawson...
A century ago domestic service was Britain's biggest employer, so why did this change and how many people still work in the industry today?
Moko - the art of tattoo - has always been part of the Maori world in New Zealand. It is about beauty, and belonging. And it is much more than skin deep.
Research has found that the key to improving the health of men in England is through the involvement of big name football clubs.
Tips for parents to protect young children from dangers of the Internet.
Interactive look at China's changing population structure and the challenges facing the younger generations.
Japan has the world's second highest adoption rate of more than 80,000 a year ...... but most are adult men in their 20s and 30s.
Think Americans are fat now? After all, a third of us are overweight and another 35 percent are obese. But a report out Tuesday projects 44 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030.