MOSCOW - Pornographic, extremist and immoral -- that's how Russian prosecutors are describing popular US cartoons like The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park.
TOKYO - A Japanese woman has admitted strangling her six-year-old son at a public restroom, saying she feared he would inherit her unspecified hereditary illness, police and reports said Monday.
ROME - An Italian comic who said Pope Benedict would be punished in hell for the church's treatment of homosexuals was spared possible prosecution on Thursday when the government blocked an investigation against her.
In the town of Candon, Ilocos Sur, there lives a couple who has been doubly blessed as they follow the biblical command, "go forth and multiply." Vic and Marianita Gagarao have become famous in the town for the productivity of their reproductiveness: they have 11 children, six of whom are twins.
ROME - The winner of a free funeral has not turned up to claim his prize after ticket number 11 was chosen in a raffle in southern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday.
SYDNEY - An Australian pizza delivery man gave fast food a new meaning when he was caught, and fined, for driving 53 km (33 miles) over the speed limit.