Oddly Enough Headlines

Sun, Nov 29 2015

Intruder dies in California chimney after homeowner lights fire

A suspected burglar who attempted to enter a California home through the chimney died on Saturday after the homeowner lit a fire without realizing the intruder was inside, police said.

U.S., Oddly Enough 29 Nov 2015

Sat, Nov 28 2015

Brazilian police hunt Santa Claus who stole Sao Paulo helicopter

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter.

28 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 27 2015

Man scales Colosseum to protest Rome Holy Year crackdown

ROME A man climbed onto an outside ledge of Rome's Colosseum on Friday and shouted in protest at a new decree restricting sightseeing tours, rickshaw rides and centurion impersonators as part of a public order crackdown in the city.

27 Nov 2015

Thu, Nov 26 2015

Tanzania scraps government Christmas cards to save cash


DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president.

26 Nov 2015

Fri, Nov 27 2015

Broad smiles and enduring spirit at Holocaust survivors' beauty contest

HAIFA, Israel To the strains of Madonna's "Vogue", the 13 women with a combined age of about 1,050 strutted down the runway cautiously, hindered only slightly by walking sticks and the odd dodgy hip.

27 Nov 2015

Wed, Nov 25 2015

Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum

A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.

Oddly Enough, U.S. 25 Nov 2015

Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year


ROME Rome has banned centurion impersonators who charge to scowl in photos around the ancient Colosseum amphitheatre and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

25 Nov 2015

Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader


YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.

25 Nov 2015

Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'


ATLANTA A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect."

U.S., Oddly Enough 25 Nov 2015

Mao's Little Red Book makes surprise appearance in UK parliament chamber


LONDON Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in Britain's parliament on Wednesday when the opposition Labour Party finance spokesman brandished a copy as he mocked the government's reliance on Chinese investment.

25 Nov 2015