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First time skiers take a lesson at the Afriski ski resort near Butha-Buthe, Lesotho, Saturday July 30, 2022. While millions across Europe sweat through a summer of record-breaking heat, Afriski in the Maluti Mountains is Africa's only operating ski resort south of the equator. It draws people from neighboring South Africa and further afield by offering a unique experience to go skiing in southern Africa.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Tiny African kingdom has skiing as Europe sweats summer heat

Python hunt! 800 compete to remove Florida's invasive snakes

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S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

Utah man accused of causing wildfire by burning a spider

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

BELDEN, Miss (AP) - A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.

Utah man accused of causing wildfire by burning a spider

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man has been arrested on accusations he started a wildfire while trying to burn a spider with his lighter.

Is Danish king who gave name to Bluetooth buried in Poland?

WIEJKOWO, Poland (AP) - More than 1,000 years after his death in what is now Poland, a European king whose nickname lives on through wireless technology is at the center of an archaeological dispute.

Highway double take: Albuquerque sign spelled without 'R'

ALBUQUERQUE, N,M. (AP) - It made drivers on Route 66 and Interstate 40 in New Mexico do double takes.

Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys

TOKYO (AP) - People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools.

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A respected Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an "invasive alien species," citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife.

Police: California burglar forgot keys inside crime scene

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office.

Whale whomping: Jumping humpback lands on boat; no one hurt

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Boaters and whale watchers off Massachusetts got a surprise over the weekend when a humpback whale breached and landed on the bow of a 19-foot vessel.

Chess-playing robot breaks child's finger at Moscow event

MOSCOW (AP) - A chess-playing robot grabbed the finger of its 7-year-old opponent and broke it during last week's Moscow Chess Open tournament, Russian media reported Monday.

Attorney wins Ernest Hemingway contest in Key West tradition

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Some came in wool fisherman's sweaters, and other contestants had sportsmen's attire. But it was the cream-colored sweater of attorney Jon Auvil that caught the eye of judges who awarded him the title for most resembling author and former Key West resident Ernest Hemingway.

Man's hand severed by sword at Hawaii 7-Eleven store

HONOLULU (AP) - Police in Hawaii were investigating after a man's left hand was severed by a sword at a Waikiki 7-Eleven.

Chicken hitches ride, ends up in Vermont's largest city

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont family's chicken is back home after hitching a ride in the undercarriage of their pickup truck and ending up 13 miles away in the state's largest city late last month - a journey that included speeds of 65 miles per hour on an interstate.