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Hoax call put through to British prime minister

A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said.  

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

WASHINGTON, United States - An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday.

A tricyle coach that looks like a car

La UNION - A tricycle is turning heads in Bangar, La Union because its coach looks like a car.

Rene Requiestas 'kalokalike' wows with eerie resemblance

An impersonator of late comedian Rene Requiestas won Thursday's edition of the celebrity look-alike segment of "It's Showtime" after impressing the audience and "hurados" with his act.

Monk under fire for calling UN envoy 'bitch,' 'whore'

United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a UN special rapporteur.

Frenchman cashes in 73mn euro lottery win... a month on

PARIS -- A Frenchman came within three weeks of allowing a 73 million euro lottery win to evaporate after carrying the winning ticket around in his wallet for a month, the lottery company said Wednesday.

UK's Sun brings back photos of topless women

British tabloid The Sun published a photo of a winking topless model on Thursday, rebutting reports it had ended the controversial tradition that has featured in the newspaper since 1970.

No more topless women for UK's The Sun

Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun has quietly dropped photos of topless women from page 3, ending a controversial tradition that has lasted decades.

Boy, 5, gets $25 'no show bill' after missing birthday party

A five-year-old British boy was handed an invoice for a "Childs Party No Show Fee" and threatened with court action after missing his schoolmate's birthday party to spend the day with his grandparents.

Why this selfie by Miss Universe bet is stirring controversy

A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.