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  • Santa Paws viewers to dogs' rescue

    America's first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless four-legged friends. Michael Levitt executive producer of Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, says...

  • 'Deepest fish' found in Pacific

    Scientists have discovered the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific. They captured video footage of a type of snailfish at depths of 8,145 metres  - the greatest depth a fish has ever been observed. They also...

  • It's D'oh true - Homer's on campus

    It's D'oh true - Homer's on campus

    Bart and Lisa Simpson have been at primary school for 25 years, but that hasn't stopped them and the rest of the family from showing up on campus. Universities across America are using satirical references from animated TV show The Simpsons to...

  • Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

    Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

      A Canadian woman who stopped her car to help ducklings cross the highway in 2010 has been jailed for the deaths of two motorcyclists who ploughed into her vehicle.   The two victims were a 50-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter. She was...

  • Toys stolen amid faked heart attack

    A man faked a heart attack inside a Wal-Mart store in Florida so his friend could steal toys, according to authorities. The men - 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree - were arrested on Tuesday on grand theft charges. The Polk...

  • Dog skins turned into leather in China

    Dog skins turned into leather in China

    Many dogs in China meet a gruesome end in slaughterhouses, supplying skins to the leather industry, with some of the resulting products destined for export. Gruesome footage shot early this year by animal rights group PETA shows Chinese workers...

  • Violent in-cabin turbulence caught on amateur video

    Violent in-cabin turbulence caught on amateur video

    Video has emerged of the scene in an aircraft cabin during extreme turbulence which injured a number of people. The flight from Seoul, South Korea, originally scheduled to land in Texas, was diverted to Narita, Japan for an emergency landing. The...

  • Evidence of life on Mars? NASA rover finds methane, organic chemicals

    Evidence of life on Mars? NASA rover finds methane, organic chemicals

      NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has found methane in the Martian atmosphere and organic chemicals in the planet's soil, the latest hint that Mars was once suitable for microbial life.   The rover also found organic chemicals in a soil sample...

  • Professors emerge after 73 days underwater

    Professors emerge after 73 days underwater

    Roane State Community College professors Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain break record for living underwater after spending 73 days in under water classroom. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Rare white rhino dies at San Diego zoo, leaving only five on earth

    Rare white rhino dies at San Diego zoo, leaving only five on earth

    One of only six northern white rhinoceros left on earth died over the weekend at a San Diego zoo, bringing the species closer to extinction, zoo officials said. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old and being treated for age-related conditions,...

  • Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Speed, smart, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beauties, researchers...

  • Millionaire dodged rail fares

    A high-flying City executive who paid back nearly £43,000 after he was caught dodging rail fares has been banned from the financial industry. Jonathan Burrows, who reportedly earned £1 million a year, admitted his behaviour was "foolish" saying...

  • Crane proposal 'smashing success'

    A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was a smashing success - but not in the way he had hoped. The unidentified lover in the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane to descend in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window first...

  • Counting crows

    Thousands of crows roosting at night in a US city centre have prompted residents to compare the landscape to Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds as they work to drive away the flocks. The crows troubling Springfield, Ohio, are not aggressive like the...

  • Flexible friends

    The world now has an official yoga day which, it is claimed, can help tackle world problems including climate change. The UN General Assembly - which already has 118 awareness-raising days of observance - approved a resolution proclaiming June 21...

  • Big baby

    A proud new mother is having a breather after giving birth to a baby boy weighing nearly 15lb. Francisco Leon Ortiz was delivered at Grays Harbour Community Hospital, Washington state, and weighed in at 14lb 11oz. The average newborn weighs about...

  • Magic mushrooms in Buckingham Palace garden

    Magic mushrooms in Buckingham Palace garden

    A species of magic mushroom has been discovered growing in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Amanita muscaria, commonly known as fly agaric or fly mushroom, was found during a walkabout of the private gardens for a television show to be...

  • Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

    Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

    Security camera footage shows 12-year-old and 13-year-old Israeli boys wearing hooded sweatshirts, entering a bank in a suburb of Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Police said both were carrying fake M-16 assault rifles and shouted "this is a holdup". But...

  • Polar bears revel in icy treat

    Polar bears revel in icy treat

    Highland polar bears Walker and Arktos received an icy treat for their birthday as they prepare to welcome a mate in the spring. The bears at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie in the Highlands were fed frozen "cakes" of sardines, carrots and...

  • Theatre sorry over sex DVDs blunder

    Theatre sorry over sex DVDs blunder

    A theatre has apologised after pornographic DVDs were accidentally sent to children and their parents. Families were expecting to receive recordings of summer school performances from the Edinburgh Playhouse but some DVDs with "highly...

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