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High jinx: New Portuguese bridge not for the faint-hearted

AROUCA, Portugal (AP) — It's probably best if you gird yourself before you look down from the Arouca Bridge. The narrow footbridge suspended across a river canyon in northern Portuga...

98-year-old Taiwanese man is world’s oldest badminton player

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guinness World Records has certified 98-year-old Taiwanese Lin You-mao (林友茂) as the world’s oldest badminton player. Lin, born Aug. 15, 1922, has been a fixtu...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan ...

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a ...

UK: 'World's biggest rabbit' stolen from home

Who has seen Darius? He is 129 centimeters long, weighs about 20 kilograms. He also likes carrots, has long ears and is the world’s longest rabbit. Police have said the animal was stolen from ...

Woman who lost child to brain tumor gives birth at age 57

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57. Barbara Higgins also had a brain tumo...

Belarus Eurovision song rejected due to political lyrics

Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday declined a song entry from Belarus due to its controversial political lyrics. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) demanded Belarus submit a new ...

Czech sets record distance in men's under-ice swim

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech freediver has set a world record in men’s swimming under ice. David Vencl swam the longest distance of 80.9 meters (265 feet) holding his breath on Tuesday. In ...

Confucius' 76th generation descendant to star in Taiwanese comedy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Kung Ling-yuan (孔令元), a 76th-generation descendant of Confucius, has taken the lead role in the new comedy film "Daydreaming Deliveryman" (白日夢外...

Indian holy city lights record number of oil lamps

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The north Indian city of Ayodhya kept its Guinness World Record for a second year on Friday by lighting 584,572 oil lamps and keeping them burning for at least 45 minutes as part...

South Korea wants the world to learn Korean with K-pop

The South Korean pop band BTS recently sat at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with their hit song "Dynamite." Another group, BlackPink, also set a record last month, with 300 million...

Taiwanese pencil carving artist breaks Guinness World Record

Taiwanese pencil carving artist Lee Chien-chu (李健竹) announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that he had set a Guinness World Record for carving 168 interconnected chains from a graphite pencil. The record, wh...

Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one Febuary day. Both families disapproved. Seventy-nine years later, they're st...

Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian town with the world's widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires. The temperature in Verk...

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. ...