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US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON - It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water.

WATCH: Angry? Smash a car instead

May kinikimkim ka bang stress o galit? Sa Makati, inilunsad ng isang kolehiyo ang isang fund-raising activity kung saan sa murang halaga ay maari mong nang maibuhos ang iyong mga negatibong emosyon.

Sleeping air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing

A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.

'Nude games' organiser apologises; 1 from PH wanted

KUALA LUMPUR - The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.

Saks barks legal threat at pet firm Snaks 5th Avenchew

NEW YORK - Saks Fifth Avenue has a bone to pick with Snaks 5th Avenchew, an online pet treat company whose name has raised the New York department store chain's ire. But so far, the doggie snack purveyor is sticking to its puns.

Hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

MELBOURNE - An Australian hospital apologized "unreservedly" Thursday after sending out notices to the doctors of more than 200 patients telling them they had died instead of being discharged.

Paris plea to lovers: say it with a selfie, not 'love locks'

Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalising your passion with a "selfie" rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.

Davao bats hold Guinness world record

Ipinagmalaki ng isang Bayan Patroller ang "Monfort Bat Colony" sa Davao na nakalista sa Guinness World Records bilang "largest colony of Geoffrey 'Owset' Fruit Bat" sa mundo.

Shine a light: Chinese police crack down on headlight misuse

BEIJING - Using the age-old reasoning of making the punishment fit the crime, police in a sprawling Chinese metropolis are making drivers who inappropriately flash their bright lights suffer the same agony.

Metta World Peace has a new name

Former NBA star Ron Artest is changing his name, yet again.