Oddly Enough

Armed with banana, man robs Philadelphia store, slips away on bike

PHILADELPHIA - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.

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French chefs seek to put banned songbird back on menu

PARIS - Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads.

16 Sep 2014

Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

- A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend.

16 Sep 2014

Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor

HOUSTON - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday.

U.S. 15 Sep 2014

California man accused of cooking ex-girlfriend's dog

- A northern California man was in police custody on Friday after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend's pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said.

13 Sep 2014

Argentine family given permission to name son Messi

BUENOS AIRES - A couple have named their new-born son Messi after Argentina's soccer captain, having been granted permission to circumvent a 45-year-old law banning the use of last names as first names.

Argentina 12 Sep 2014