A Santa Claus has been criticised by parents after he allegedly swore at children.
A man has been rescued after being stuck in an abandoned restaurant's grease vent for two days.
Footage of an artificial intelligence robot that Russian state television used as an example of the country's technological prowess has been exposed as a man wearing a robot suit.
Two hefty hounds have shared a pet slimmer of the year award after shedding a quarter of their body weight.
NASA has offered a top US basketball player a tour of its lunar lab after he claimed the moon landings were faked.
South Koreans are buying tens of thousands of Kim Jong Un moisturising face masks ahead of a promised visit to Seoul by the North Korean dictator.
Mozambique says it has identified 30,000 "ghost employees" in its civil service who cost $250m (£196m) between 2015 and 2017.
A police dog in the US is having quite a hard time adjusting to his new snow boots.
Comfortably ahead and about to finish a cross-country race in first place, Jimmy Gressier wanted to celebrate in style.
The world's oldest known bird is set to become a mother again - after raising at least 30 other youngsters.
A kind-hearted postman dressed up as an elf to collect letters written to Santa by children who had no access to a postbox.
Burger King is cooking up fresh beef with fast food rival McDonald's in a creative way to make customers download its app.
A picture of a van carrying an enormous Christmas tree on its roof has prompted police to warn drivers as the festive period approaches.
Too much sleep could lead to heart problems, a study has found.
A pensioner who wanted to take 20 years off his official age to improve his job prospects and luck on Tinder has had his request refused.
A family's attempt to win their neighbourhood Christmas lights competition ended up causing panic when a passer-by thought a man was stuck on their roof.
The Nigerian president has denied rumours he died following a period of ill health and was replaced by a Sudanese clone.
A British couple who lost an engagement ring down a drain in New York hours after deciding to get married say it is "incredible" that police have found the precious piece of jewellery.
New York Police have found themselves at the centre of a real-life romantic comedy.