The Church of England has invited believers to give up plastic for Lent.
Muscovites say the only way to get the council to clear snowdrifts is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on them.
Iceland is poised to become the first European country to ban male circumcision, with a penalty of up to six years in prison for those who carry out the procedure.
Japanese scientists have found it necessary to inform the public that eating French fries does not cure baldness.
A prisoner in Peru has been caught after a year on the run. He escaped after his twin brother came to visit by drugging him and changing into his clothes.
Half the orangutans in Borneo – 150,000 of them – have disappeared since 1999.