Florida's python hunters wrestle invasive snakes
Dozens of hunters are prowling the Everglades during Florida's 10-day Python Bowl, which ends Monday, armed with bags and long metal hooks. Many take the snakes in live for cash prizes - in an effort to help the state fight off the invasive south Asian snakes. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Like 'rain': LA teachers sue Delta over fuel dump
Four teachers sued Delta Air Lines on Friday alleging negligence for dumping jet fuel "like rain" in a densely populated area affecting them and their students. Gavino Garay reports.

A blessing for all - Madrid's pets to go church
Cats, dogs and turtles were blessed at a church in Madrid to mark St. Anthony's day, the patron saint of animals.

Swapping tear gas for teddy bears at Paris pension protest
Giant teddy bears adorned a metal police barricade at a pension reform protest in Paris on Thursday, bringing a smile to police officers' faces in the latest round of demonstrations that have sometimes turned violent.

Wanderlust inspires Abuja's airplane-shaped home
In Asokoro, a neighbourhood in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, there's a rather unique airplane-shaped property that's attracting attention.

Drink like a kingpin: The new “El Chapo” beer
The face of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" appears on one of the newest artisan beers in Mexico. His daughter, Alejandrina Guzman, is launching the El Chapo beer under her company brand, El Chapo 701. Libby Hogan reports.

Brain freeze: Russian firm offers immortality for a fee
KrioRus' "patients" are frozen in vats of liquid nitrogen in the hope of one day being revived. Freddy Tennyson reports.

Schoolchildren treated after plane dumps fuel: Fire dept.
Los Angeles firefighters treated children at an elementary school after an aircraft reportedly dumped fuel on them, the L.A. County Fire Department said on Tuesday.

Japan's skeptical response to Maezawa's search for SpaceX girlfriend
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary program, in the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur. Lauren Anthony reports.

Meet Bernardina, the baby pygmy hippo delighting Chile
Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding programme for the endangered species.

Australians cheer as rain sweeps across parts of the bushfire-ravaged east coast
Video obtained by Reuters showed Australians rejoicing as rain fell across Queensland and Canberra.

This Day in History

WWII: First Armed Insurgency in Warsaw Ghetto (1943)
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the Jewish armed resistance that took place in the Warsaw Ghetto of Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII. By July 1942, the Nazis had forced 500,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto. Starvation killed thousands each month and thousands more were transferred to "labor" camps every day. When word reached the ghetto that the destination was actually the gas chambers at Treblinka, the newly formed Jewish insurgency attacked the Nazis. How long did the insurgency last? Discuss

Popeye Makes His Debut in the Thimble Theater Comic Strip (1929)
Popeye, the popular cartoon character who turns from sailor to strongman with a few swallows of spinach, started out as a minor character in the Thimble Theater comic strip. In its early days, the strip starred Olive Oyl and her boyfriend, Ham Gravy. However, after cartoonist E.C. Segar introduced Popeye, he became so popular that his role was expanded, and he soon replaced Ham as Olive's love interest, going on adventures with her brother, Castor Oyl, and facing what nemesis?

Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote Is Published (1605)
A founding work of modern Western literature, Cervantes's Don Quixote presents a profound picture of the divide between idealistic and realistic world views. A burlesque of chivalric romances, it was an immediate success. In 1614, a spurious Part II was published by an unidentified author who insulted Cervantes in his prologue. Offended, Cervantes responded by publishing his own Part II, which some literary critics consider superior to Part I. What is Don Quixote's real name in the book?