SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian rural community desperate to encourage new families to move in and revitalize the town is offering to rent farm houses to interested families for one Australian dollar a week.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Bowing to resistance to a smoking ban imposed on the nation’s bars and cafes more than two years ago, the new Dutch government has opted to partially reverse the health measure for small pubs.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Sanrio, the maker of Hello Kitty character goods, said on Thursday it planned to object to a Dutch court ruling that its rabbit character Cathy too closely resembled Miffy, a popular Dutch rabbit character.
It’s a dream job for slackers. Domino’s Pizza Japan, Inc. is offering a 2.5 million yen part-time job in December.
The U.S. Forest Service has found a new branch of crime-fighting. A study by the service has found less crime occurs in neighborhoods with big trees in the yards and on the streets, and more crime at homes with smaller trees.
Internet and World Cup seer Paul the OctopusA died last week , but his successor, also named Paul, was unveiled on Wednesday.
It was Spider-Man versus Captain America. But it wasn’t in a comic book. Police in Stamford, Connecticut, say they busted a man dressed as Captain America and another as Spider-Man, after they got into a fight.
By Mick Kulikowski, North Carolina State UniversityIn a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze…
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to pass a law that cracks down on the popular practice of giving away free toys with unhealthy restaurant meals for children.