Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into Philippine city amid sounds of gunfire and explosions after militants torched buildings, seized hostages and raised the black flag of the Islamic State group.
North Korea accused South Korea of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds, dismissing as a fabrication Seoul's claim that it had fired warning shots because of an object flying across the border.
Hidden in a van with 2,245 parrots and four cats, a lion cub was discovered during a baggage inspection in the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Wednesday. The Turkish citizens did have export permits for the other animals, but not the lion.
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine via AP
Lion cub discovered smuggled in van full of parrots
Say cheese! Italian police caught thieves stealing $500 wheels of Parmesan
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