Although stopped from travelling this time, Mr Hayes remains hopeful of joining the militia. (Creative commons)
October 22, 2016 - 10:22 GMT
The Irish man who attempted to travel to Iraq to fight Daesh was detained by airport security in London before his flight was due to depart.
A quick-thinking passenger snapped a video of a man driving a car with several ducks strapped to the roof and back side of the car. (Screenshot)
October 21, 2016 - 10:45 GMT
We've all seen goats in the backseats of cars, but this is a whole new level of animal transportation.
Devyatkina speaks Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish fluently. (Screenshot from YouTube)
October 20, 2016 - 17:58 GMT
The secret to her linguistic prowess was revealed by Devyatkina's mother who said her daughter has multiple nannies who teach her each language.
Walter's Coffee gives off the air of an industrial lab, with coffee served in beakers and the menu arranged like the periodic table. (Twitter)
October 20, 2016 - 11:37 GMT
Walter's Coffee already has successful branches in Istanbul and New York.
Abu Ali, 48, was hit by family problems that led to mental illness and lived in a park before activists came to his aid. (Facebook)
October 20, 2016 - 06:45 GMT
Abu Ali fell on hard times after returning to Jordan from the US - but now he has a fresh start with a new haircut and a furnished apartment rented for him.
Arshad Khan has been visited by hordes of girls and landed modeling contracts since his picture was posted to Instagram. (Instagram/Jiah Ali)
October 19, 2016 - 12:01 GMT
Arshad Khan's life changed dramatically after being photographed at his day job selling tea at a market in Islamabad.
A visitor in Shanghai looks at a tiger in a glass enclosure. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 10:48 GMT
Four lions, three pythons, two crocodiles, one lioness also confiscated from homes.
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 06:56 GMT
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bought the 440ft yacht before pushing through austerity measures that included cutting pay of ministers.
An Emirati man browses special number plates on auction in the UAE in 2008. (AFP/File)
October 18, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
786 is the most sought-after car number plate.
Celebratory gunfire has increasingly turned wedding parties into tragedies as men fire weapons to prove manhood and tribal loyalty. (Shutterstock)
October 18, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Angry witnesses described the gunfire, which went on for several minutes, as 'more like a military maneuver with live ammunition.'
Appalling treatment of human beings. (Twitter)
October 18, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
Six couples were found guilty of breaking intimacy laws.
It's amazing what makeup can achieve. (Creative commons)
October 17, 2016 - 15:11 GMT
In a new victory for shallowness in society, this groom divorced bride after he saw her natural face for the first time.
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, goes out from a private jet after he toured the Dubai Airshow on Sunday (AFP/File)
October 17, 2016 - 11:01 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed loaded his 747B-400 with medical supplies, tents, mosquito nets, water purification units and a range of other support equipment as 300,000 residents are currently living in temporary shelters after their homes were destroyed by that horrible natural disaster.
The nine-year-old from Dubai started recycling to spread awareness about environmentalism and quickly amassed over 500kg of paper to recycle. (Shutterstock)
October 17, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The young boy designed his own recycling program by distributing flyers in his neighborhood and collected recyclables for two weeks.
The man admitted to a sexual assault charge and a verdict is expected next month. (Shutterstock)
October 16, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A woman filed a complaint after she felt someone touching her in the supermarket, then turned around and realized he was exposing himself.
Ayat Amer, a NASA internship winner, poses for a group photo at the UN headquarters in September. (Courtesy of Ayat Amer)
October 16, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Amer recalled numerous setbacks along the way, especially people telling her that programming is 'not for girls.'