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Tobacco harvest to improve in Cuba in 2017

Cuban officials say this year's tobacco harvest will far surpass the last two years' yield, ending what had been a potentially disastrous shortfall in...

City pugs put through their paces at the races

Pug owners in Hong Kong have been putting their four-footed furry friends through their paces at what's claimed to be the city's first ever...

The world’s first driverless electric racing car (Video)

Forget Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, software engineers are getting set to do battle on the racetrack. An automotive company has unveiled what's claimed...

Russian daredevils brave ice on homemade slides

Amateur luge fans celebrated the Russian holiday of Maslenitsa, or 'Pancake Week' by sliding down a makeshift icy track in the city of Chelyabinsk....

Oranges fly as Italian town hosts huge food flght

Hundreds of revellers took part in the traditional Battle of Oranges in Ivrea in northern Italy. The fruit fight is the main event of...

Sugar and spice and all things nice at cookie convention

If baking is your passion, then LA Cookie Con could be exactly the sugar hit you're looking for. The annual cookie and sweets show...

Canine cops trained for law enforcement duty

A Czech dog training facility is producing world class canine cops ready for law enforcement duty. Many of the dogs trained at the centre...

Pets join in Rio de Janeiro carnival celebration (Video)

Rio de Janeiro residents took their pets wearing colourful costumes to celebrate carnival on Copacabana beach. While the famous Rio Carnival only officially begins...

Extreme race competition on frozen Lake Baikal (Video)

The deepest and possibly oldest freshwater lake in the world hosted a freezing endurance race. Baikal in Siberian Russia is the largest freshwater lake...

A day in the life of the Beatles barber of Buenos Aires

There's a barbershop in Buenos Aires where you can have any haircut you want as long as it's a Beatles haircut. The most popular...