Sporting expression 'caught fire' takes on literal meaning
The sporting expression "caught fire" took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel.

 
Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversary
The tiny principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary on Thursday as an island of peace and prosperity in an unsettled world -- and a place where citizens can go drink a beer with their monarch.

 
Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows
Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands.

 
Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent video
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until further notice.

 
The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak
A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.

 
Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation
An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates in the world.

 
French 'Flying Man' crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboard
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes.

 
French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid
A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.

 
Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boy
Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday.

 
'Definitely weird': man bites snake
An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man's father said on Monday.