The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in 10 days, despite predictions to the contrary.
It seems the story of Santa Claus is an American- centric tale in which jolly St. Nick is burdened by American taxes, votes Democrat and overwhelmingly approves of the lives most Americans led in 2012.
Nigeria's largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking inspiration from the city's sprawling chaos.
Marijuana-laced cookies taken by a student to a Maine high school on a day ethics and values were being discussed have sickened some classmates.
Just as the first storms of winter roll in, Dutchman Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark _ an undertaking of, well, biblical proportions.
Separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir have called a strike that shuttered shops across the region to protest the life sentences handed out by an Indian court to two pro-independence Kashmiri activists.
Taking a leaf out of a Dr. Seuss story, the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is reportedly stealing Christmas by keeping the local version of Santa Claus off the airwaves.
"Men in Black" agents K and J may be about to recruit a new Russian assistant: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
An upstate New York zoo got a surprise visit from the stork.
New Mexico authorities say they're puzzled by what turned up in a package of meat at a Roswell grocery store.
Vienna's transport authority says a city bus driver checking a bag left behind by a passenger had the surprise of his life _ (EURO)390,000 (more than $500,000) in neatly stacked 500-euro bills.
A scary prank involving unsuspecting people riding in an elevator in Brazil is going viral online.
After video of a terrifying prank in Brazil went viral, the filmmakers have come back with an equally frightening sequel.
A thief who made off with cash from a Salvation Army red kettle at a northern Ohio mall this week apparently has had a change of heart.
An Egyptian granite sculpture of a sphinx that risked ending up on the black market for antiquities is destined instead for a Rome museum.
The Washington Redskins announced on Wednesday they signed linebacker Kourtnei Brown to their practice squads. But a recent interview reveals Brown has more talents than just playing football.
A mall in Maine has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy and wouldn't even let one child sit on his lap.
The king is dead, but the molecatcher lives on.
The "milking" trend isn't sitting well with dairy farmers in Austria, so they've come up with their own. No cows are involved.
Police in Maine say a man called them to complain a prostitute hadn't given him his money's worth _ so they arrested him.