Southeast Asia, in particular, is considered a medical-tourism "sweet spot," with decades of solid economic growth creating high-quality medical systems that remain competitively priced.
A female orangutan may be moved to a sanctuary in Brazil from a Buenos Aires zoo after a legal rights group won court backing to free her from unlawful imprisonment.
Flashy Pontiacs, Plymouths, Dodges and Chevrolets, as well as crudely patched and rickety classics make up the Communist island's 70,000 "almendrones," cars affectionately called large almonds for their rounded shape.
In the last four years, a couple have saved around 40 healthy young horses from the butcher's knife by training them for roles ranging from ploughing up fields to helping hyperactive kids to learn how to concentrate and relax.
Christmas - once banned in China - has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketeers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets.
A 56-year-old drunk driver clocked 50 kilometres going the wrong way on a highway in western France, hitting a guardrail and at least three other cars.
While historically people have thought of drones as military aircraft or flying devices used by businesses, the growth of drones as recreational vehicles has exploded.
A humble pub in Wigan, Northern England saw contestants biting off more than they could chew, after a delivery mix-up.
The Greek culture ministry has said the details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great will be revealed next month.
Haruko Obokata said she was dismayed that new laboratory tests have not been able to repeat her experiments, which she had claimed showed the successful conversion of an adult cell into a stem cell-like state.