World / Kaleidoscope

Two-headed snake on display in Ukraine

[2011-07-13 16:26]

The "Skazka" (Fairy tale) zoo in the Crimean city of Yalta on the Black Sea said that an albino California Kingsnake has two heads that think, react and eat separately.

German police nab runaway elephants

[2011-07-13 11:20]

Two runaway circus elephants in Germany surprised passersby and police by showing up at a bus stop during a brief bid for freedom, officials in Hanover said Tuesday.

US woman cuts off husband's penis

[2011-07-13 10:59]

A Southern California woman was in custody Tuesday after authorities said she drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis and put it through a garbage disposal.

Women urged to quit smoking to save babies

[2011-07-13 09:54]

All women planning a pregnancy or who are pregnant should quit smoking now to reduce their chance of having a baby born prematurely or with a serious birth defect.

Arnold goes back to Hollywood

[2011-07-13 08:39]

A spokesman for the former governor says Schwarzenegger will return to acting with a role in the Lionsgate film "Last Stand."

Texas mom delivers 16-pound newborn

[2011-07-12 08:21]

A Texas mom expected a big baby, but nothing like this: 16 pounds, 1 ounce (7.3 kilograms).

Bottles light up life for poor

[2011-07-13 07:39]

Plastic bottles jut from the roofs in one Manila slum neighborhood. But they aren't just bottles - they bring light.

Danish aircraft makes safe emergency landing

[2011-07-12 16:51]

A commercial aircraft with 148 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Denmark's Billund airport Tuesday owing to a burst tyre.

Apple files patent lawsuit against HTC

[2011-07-12 10:10]

Apple has filed a fresh complaint against Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC with a US trade panel over unspecified portable electronic devices and software, according to the panel's web site.

Less TV time won't help kids slim down

[2011-07-09 08:00]

NEW YORK - Trying to help children lose weight by cutting back on the time they spend in front of a TV or video game doesn't have much of an effect, according to a Canadian study.

Paso doble, cue for the bullfighters

[2011-07-09 09:53]

Assistant bullfighters wait for the start of the first bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2011.

All polar bears have a touch of the Irish

[2011-07-09 08:00]

LONDON - Scientists have found that the female ancestor of all polar bears was a brown bear, which lived in present-day Britain and Ireland during the last ice age 20,000 to 50,000 years ago.