The grieving family just wanted to see the body one last time before his cremation. But peeking into the coffin for the final farewell they got a shock: it was someone else.
A hapless Japanese thief has got himself into a sticky spot with police after being arrested for breaking into offices and raiding refrigerators to binge on sweet treats.
After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country’s oldest has called it quits — at the ripe old age of 80.
The prospect of a cheaper funeral is being used to entice elderly Japanese drivers to give up their licences as police step up efforts to prevent accidents caused by ageing motorists.
A convicted murderer and child molester in New Zealand won a lawsuit Thursday arguing prison authorities breached his rights by confiscating a toupee he used to disguise himself when fleeing the country.
An academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.”
An actor tethered to a homemade parachute made out of bras on Sunday flew his way to the top of a quirky Australian competition, beating other contestants dressed as a balloon horse and winged reptile.
Spanish police have arrested a man suspected of being part of a large group of people who ate thousands of euros worth of food at two restaurants before fleeing without paying the bill.
US President Donald Trump dropped in unannounced on roughly 100 schoolchildren touring the White House on Tuesday, greeting them beneath a picture of his vanquished election rival Hillary Clinton.
An annual festival of pork jelly, the pride of the small Serbian village of Rumenka, has been cancelled after the Orthodox Church threatened organisers with excommunication for celebrating during lent.
Paris fashion week shows tend to be held at the city’s most opulent addresses, grand chandeliered salons dripping with marble and gilt.