Tsars of the show: Aussie blokes become unlikely Russian folk heroes

The idea of starting a Russian choir in rural Australia began as a vodka-fuelled lark, but five years on a rag-tag bunch of farmers, lawyers and labourers have become unlikely international folk heroes. None of them speaks Russian, only one has ever travelled to Russia, and absolutely no one would mistake their tiny coastal hometown of Mullumbimby for Moscow.

Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain

An Australian cricket journalist in Britain for the Ashes test series is claiming to have drunk "the most expensive beer in history" after being charged nearly A$100,000 ($68,120) for the tipple.

Climbing: Polish climber Dzienski pips lift in man vs. machine race

It may not match the feeling of winning a world championship but Polish climber Marcin Dzienski's feat of racing and defeating an elevator up 23 meters will certainly have given him a lift.

Florida Man Parks Smart Car In Kitchen So It Won't Blow Away

The man's wife hopes he put the car back outside "once the wind dies down” because "my dogs are confused by it.”

Scottish Lake's DNA Suggests Loch Ness 'Monster' Might Be Giant Eel

Researchers found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the waters of Loch Ness, but it's not clear whether that indicates a gigantic eel or just a lot of little ones.

Ruiz or Ruiz? Name game complicates race for US congress seat

US congressman Raul Ruiz, a California Democrat, is facing a challenge for his seat by a Republican businessman named -- wait for it -- Raul Ruiz. The 47-year-old representative for the state's 36th district, a Harvard-educated physician, has handily won re-election every two years since entering Congress in 2013.

A Bear Walks Into A Hotel, Takes A Nap

The young black bear was unfazed by attempts to move him, choosing to kick back in the sink instead.

AMLO's Mexico: a glossary

Mexico City (AFP) - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is reshaping the language of politics in Mexico with his colorful, folksy take on Spanish. Here is a glossary of key terms to understand the man known as "AMLO" and his opponents.


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