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We’ve got this mountain of trash – why don’t we ski down it?

What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come up with a brand-new answer: ski down the mountain.


Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise condominium that was captured on a video that went viral.


Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.


Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in public.


NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker punch for many fans in the team’s old hometown.


Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo.


Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

An Indonesian variety of the durian – a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been sold in a store on the island of Java for a hefty $1,000 per fruit.


Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant

Portuguese archaeologists digging near one of Lisbon’s most iconic restaurants, the Solar dos Presuntos (Manor of Hams), have discovered a large Roman cemetery holding 2,000-year-old skeletons and various ancient artifacts.


Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France

Dozens of domestic rabbits have been killed and left outside their hutches in rural Brittany in western France since last summer, but police have found no clues to help them find those responsible.


Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe

The robots at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all – they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers.



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