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  • Viagra could be good for heart disease

    Viagra could be good for heart disease

    Viagra could provide a treatment for heart disease as well as problems in the bedroom, a study in the UK suggests. In trials, the impotency pill's active ingredient improved the heart performance of patients with a range of conditions while having...

  • Body dumped beside rubbish bins

    A British MP has demanded answers after claims paramedics dumped a man's body beside rubbish bins because they wanted to finish work on time. The East of England Ambulance crew was called out after a man, believed to be James Harrison, 32,...

  • Mop handed

    A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes. Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested and charged with...

  • Road outhouse blues

    A major US highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodoriser on to the roadway. California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Rasmussen told reporters that the crash took place on southbound Interstate 280...

  • Holy cow

    A 6ft 4in cow owned by a US woman has recently been dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blossom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot after Ms Hanson received an email saying Blossom had been named the...

  • Hot summer 'helped tortoises hatch'

    Hot summer 'helped tortoises hatch'

    Staff at a wildlife park who are celebrating successfully breeding African spurred tortoises for the first time believe the soaring summer temperatures helped. The four tiny babies, measuring just 5cm long, have been named Donatello, Raphael,...

  • Lesbian kiss protest at Sainsbury's

    Students held a "Big Kiss-In" at a branch of Sainsbury's in Brighton after a lesbian couple were asked to leave the store for kissing. Dozens of people, including one woman in a wedding dress, descended on the store on New England Street on...

  • Messages from beyond the grave...

    A South Shields family were shocked to receive text messages from their dead grandmother who had been buried with her mobile phone three years earlier. Since her grandmother Lesley's death, Sheri Emerson, 22, had been sending messages to her phone...

  • Happiness improves with age

    Happiness improves with age

    Britons get happier rather than grumpier with age, according to a new survey which reveals the greatest contentment at 58. The research suggests that people in the UK finally manage to get the work-life balance right towards the end of their...

  • Up in smoke

    Up in smoke

    Thailand's Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighbouring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the...

  • Gibraltar monkeys enter safari park

    Gibraltar monkeys enter safari park

    A troop of 30 monkeys from Gibraltar have been flown 1,609km to set up home in Scotland. The wild Barbary macaques arrived at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling following a deal with the Gibraltar government to reduce the territory's monkey...

  • 'Dangerous' blow-up croc detained

    'Dangerous' blow-up croc detained

    Police and wildlife experts were called to a garden after reports of an escaped crocodile - and found it was an inflatable toy. A mother-of-one was horrified to spot the 1m green reptile outside her kitchen window in Cundy Close, Plymouth, at...

  • Extinct kangaroo 'too heavy to hop'

    Extinct kangaroo 'too heavy to hop'

    A giant extinct kangaroo that lived in the Australian outback 100,000 years ago would have walked rather than hopped, research has shown. Scientists said the 2.7m tall creature, which had a round rabbit-like face, would have been an unnerving...

  • Legged it

    A prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants American football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train, police said. Sonny Forriest Jr, who is known for singing for fans outside...

  • Selfie cam

    Selfie cam

    David Cameron has admitted he cannot refuse selfie snaps with voters, claiming it would be rude to turn down a request. Explaining why he posed for the pictures, the British Prime Minister said politicians were "in the business of trying to win...

  • Bath and a beer for charity boarder

    A snowboarder who has set a new world record after snowboarding for 24 hours at a venue in Greater Manchester has said he will celebrate by having a bath and drinking a beer. Rich Millington, 31, completed 308 runs of an indoor real-snow slope at...

  • Putin's tiger 'ate five chickens'

    A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in north-eastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down. China's official Xinhua News Agency says the animal known as Kuzya was...

  • Vets look after car park seal pup

    Vets look after car park seal pup

    Vets are nursing a baby seal back to health - after finding it in a car park. Officials from the RSPCA found the young pup in a poor state outside the RNLI's boathouse in Borth, Cardiganshire, west Wales. Collection officer William Galvin said he...

  • Banksy art hit by crude vandalism

    Banksy art hit by crude vandalism

    A mural by street artist Banksy has been vandalised just two weeks after it appeared on a wall in a seaside town. The piece, called Art Buff, depicts an older woman staring at an empty plinth while wearing headphones with her hands clasped behind...

  • Warning over Ninja Turtle pet craze

    Warning over Ninja Turtle pet craze

    Fans of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film should think twice before buying their own mini "hero in a half-shell", conservationists are warning. The original Ninja Turtles craze in the 1980s and 1990s saw thousands of match-box sized baby...

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