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Boiling water sets off fire alarm in NAIA-1

NAIA's public address system went off after a purported fire was detected in the area on Friday.

Japan's corpse hotels upset some of the neighbours

TOKYO - Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy.

Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid 'public flatulence'

TOKYO, Japan - A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.

Whoa! Spanish scientists create human sperm from skin cells

Scientists in Spain on Thursday claim they had created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

BERLIN, Germany - A pair of gay vultures in a German zoo have adopted an egg abandoned by its mother and started to incubate it in a nest they built.

Who nose best? French police asked to 'test' cocaine quality

TOULOUSE, France - A woman was arrested in France Tuesday after she waltzed into a police station, put three bags of cocaine on the counter and asked officers on duty to test its quality.

Hungarian weatherman fired after fart-filled wind forecast

Budapest, Hungary - A Hungarian TV weatherman has been fired after giving a windy forecast some oomph with a range of fart sound effects.

Wayward Madrid dog owners to be made to clean streets

MADRID, Spain - Dog owners in the Spanish capital who do not pick up their pet's mess could be me made to work as street cleaners under a "shock plan" against dog poo unveiled Monday by Madrid city hall.

Grace Poe jingle interrupts PNoy's campaign speech

President Benigno Aquino's campaign speech for his anointed candidates Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo was accidentally interrupted by a campaign jingle of independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe.

Man hospitalized after injecting organ with baby oil

A 39-year-old man was hospitalized after he injected baby oil into his genitals.