From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient — but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.
Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam
The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet of the fruit in an Auckland supermarket.
Needles found in New Zealand strawberries
A gang of people smugglers who hatched an ‘alarmingly amateur’ plot to bring migrants across the English Channel on jet skis were jailed.
Smugglers jailed for plot to bring migrants across Channel on jet skis
Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of Guadalajara, where a scandal erupted over a truck full of unidentified bodies that overflowed local morgues.
Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives
Australian general insurance companies have breached their own self-imposed regulations on more than 31,000 occasions without penalties, a powerful misconduct inquiry heard on Friday amid mounting calls for tougher oversight of the financial sector.
Australian insurers criticized for lax self-regulation
The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner.
Delhi's last elephants await marching orders
Singapore Airlines said Friday it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.
‌Singapore Airlines bans lion bones in cargo
California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.
California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants
'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.
Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria
Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, said the traditional local ruler, Cristina Joaquim.
Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village

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