Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.
US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian.
In Kinshasa's Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion -- from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.
A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate.
A Latvian company's scheme to circumvent liquor laws by hiring out rather than selling alcoholic drinks backfired on Thursday when tax authorities pulled its license and launched an audit.
It may have looked like a lucky quirk of timing, but the queen's photobombing of a selfie at the Commonwealth Games was not a complete accident, an athlete in the image said Friday.
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
In a bar in trendy east London, dozens of people mill about, sniffing from plastic bags. But there are no drugs inside -- just slightly smelly T-shirts.
US comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has scored a career-first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the past year.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will not renew his contract once it expires in September, Argentine press reports claimed on Tuesday.
Australia's swimmers encountered resistance on the final day of competition in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, while the event was rocked by its first doping case.
Stuart Broad took wickets at either end of a long, hot day while Moeen Ali turned the focus back on to his cricket as England strengthened their grip on the third Test against India in Southampton.
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez was kidnapped early Tuesday before being released hours later, a lawyer for the family said.
Freddie Prinze Jr. has been blasted by former '24' actor Louis Lombardi for calling the show's star Kiefer Sutherland ''unprofessional.''
James Garner's death certificate has revealed he died of a massive heart attack and had been suffering from coronary artery disease for some time before his death on July 19.
Tony Bennett designed Lady Gaga's new tattoo of a trumpet after she asked him to draw something to remind her of their special time in the recording studio together.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin seemed ''really happy'' at a special movie screening for their mutual friend Simon Pegg in East Hampton, New York on Monday night (28.07.14).
Twitter on Tuesday reported that its quarterly loss widened to $145 million despite revenue more than doubling, but its shares soared on word of healthy user growth.