Russian goat who made unlikely friends with tiger dies

A Russian goat named Timur whose unusual friendship with a tiger won him nationwide fame, has died, the director of the safari park where the pair lived, said Friday. "Timur's heart stopped beating on November 5," Dmitry Mezentsev, director of a safari park outside the Pacific port of Vladivostok, told AFP. The billy goat, believed to be around five years old, was cremated and will be buried "with full honours", his keeper Elvira Golovina said in a statement.

Centuries old warships linked to 'Vasa' found in Sweden

Swedish maritime archeologists have discovered two wrecks believed to be 17th century warships, and at least one is likely the sister ship of the iconic Swedish vessel "Vasa", which sank on its maiden voyage, the Swedish Museum of Wrecks said Friday. The two wrecks were found in the Swedish archipelago outside the town of Vaxholm in a strait leading into Stockholm.

Too 'dead' for jail? A US court is not persuaded

An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he "died" four years ago. Schreiber, who was handed a whole life term without the possibility of parole after bludgeoning a man to death in the 1990s, became gravely ill in March 2015 when large kidney stones led to septic poisoning. Schreiber, 66, was eventually returned to prison.

French woman told not French enough for Quebec residency

A French woman seeking permanent residency in Quebec was turned down on grounds on her French was not good enough. Emilie Dubois, 31, has lived in the mainly French-speaking province since 2012, completed her doctoral thesis at Laval University in Quebec City in French, started a small business in the province and even passed a language test. French is the official language of government, commerce and the courts in Quebec -- a former French colony ceded to Britain in 1763.

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia's national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colorful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations.

A Strange Glitch Sent Tons Of Mysterious Text Messages To Phones Nationwide

Social media lit up Thursday as people shared the bizarre messages they received or were accused of sending, many of which appear to be from February.

Woman Running On Trail Ends Up Getting A Bad Case Of Eye Worms

The cattle eye worm infection is only the second known case in humans, raising concerns about an upswing.

Man Gets Really Stoned After Drinking McDonald's Sweet Tea

The victim ordered his tea with "extra lemon," which he now believes was code for marijuana, since he found three bags of weed in his cup.

Old McDonald's: Aussie mates show off burger bought in 1995

A McDonald's burger allegedly bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their "mate". Casey Dean, 39, and Eduards Nits, 38, claim they ordered the Quarter Pounder with cheese from a McDonald's outlet in Adelaide as teenagers -- and have hung onto it ever since.


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