Barry Cox wanted to be the Pope when he was a boy. Six decades later he built a church made from trees. He designed it as a retreat from society, but couples have been lining up to book weddings at one of most unconventional churches in New Zealand.
While Greece has become the first developed nation to default on its international obligations, archaeologists believe they have discovered the place where ancient Greeks may have once kept millions in silver and gold.
A strong fire swept through the historic basilica of Saint Donatien in the city of Nantes, western France, on Monday morning. The startling images of the blaze engulfing the roof have appeared on social media.
Paris authorities removed hundreds of thousands of metal padlocks from iconic Pont des Arts bridge in front of the Louvre on Monday, with the new anti-romantic token ban possibly breaking millions of hearts around the world - for security reasons.
Catholic and Protestant leaders in China have criticized legislation drafted by Zhejiang province, home to a large Christian community, to reduce the quantity of Church crosses across the province and ban their placement on rooftops.
The New York skyline is set to become even taller. The planned Nordstrom Tower received a height boost, which at 1,795 feet (547 meters), will make it not just the tallest building in Manhattan, but also in the whole of the Western hemisphere.
Up and down the country village halls and primary schools are playing host to voters trying to sway the election for their favored MPs. But off the beaten track are some polling stations which have more than a few quirks.