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  • US soap opera sued for cheesy insult

    US soap opera sued for cheesy insult

    US soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful is being sued by the producers of Italian hard cheese Grana Padano, according to The Local. The cheese makers are taking legal action against the TV series for allegedly belittling their product. In an...

  • Marathon runner to set up treadmill by parliament

    Marathon runner to set up treadmill by parliament

    If the heat has you huffing and puffing as you labour up Valletta's streets of stairs, spare a thought for Latvian marathon runner Dins Vecans.  Mr Vecans will be running the equivalent of a marathon on a treadmill near parliament building this...

  • Bella and Max: top dogs in New York City

    Bella and Max are top dogs in New York City. The city Health Department announced that it registered 1,127 dogs named Bella and 1,073 named Max in 2015. The Health Department said it licensed 27 dogs named Bean, 17 dogs named Raisin and 15 dogs...

  • £1m lottery winners to splash out on lawnmower

    £1m lottery winners to splash out on lawnmower

    A couple plan to celebrate winning £1 million on the National Lottery by buying a new lawnmower. Geoff and Judith Coombes, from Sarisbury Green in Southampton, Hampshire, play Lotto every Saturday and won the prize on the Lotto Millionaire...

  • Strange car discoveries include headstone and python

    A pet python, a sex toy and a headstone are among the 10 most bizarre items discovered in cars by a repair and servicing company in the UK. Kwik Fit revealed that its technicians have also found a prosthetic hand, a £10,000 engagement ring and...

  • Police apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs

    Police apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs

    Police were forced to apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs not covered by new drug laws. Officers from Sussex Police initially appeared to give themselves a pat on the back after seizing dozens of "poppers", and posted a picture of the haul...

  • Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90, meets Britain's queen in new book

    Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90, meets Britain's queen in new book

    Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year and the much-loved children's character returns for a new adventure in which he meets someone else celebrating the same significant birthday -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth. "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday"...

  • Indian man lives for breaking records

    Indian man lives for breaking records

    A man in India changes his name and dental record for the love of his craft. Julie Noce reports.

  • Celebrity dragon

    Zoo Miami's 18-year-old Komodo dragon, Khaos, has died, officials have said. Khaos was one of 27 Komodo dragons that hatched from a clutch of 28 eggs at the zoo in 1998. The 2.1m long, 68kg lizard was hand-raised as an outreach animal. It...

  • Obama's rap beat

    Obama's rap beat

    President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam was that his hosts should let people express themselves. On Wednesday, he brought it up again during a light moment after providing a supporting beat to a female rapper who...

  • It's a hair cop for Alex Salmond when Speaker catches him out

    It's a hair  cop for Alex Salmond when Speaker catches him out

    Alex Salmond has been accused of playing with the hair of an SNP colleague in the Commons. Speaker John Bercow believed the former first minister, now MP for Gordon, was seeking to raise an issue in the chamber via the point of order...

  • World’s biggest cruise ship to sail the Mediterranean

    World’s biggest cruise ship to sail the Mediterranean

    The world’s largest cruise ship, the Harmony of the Seas, made its maiden sail from France to United Kingdom this past weekend. The humongous cruiser will sail the Mediterranean sea during summer. Measuring almost 400 meters in length and 65...

  • Escaped prisoner returns to free others

    Escaped prisoner returns to free others

    A minimum-security prisoner who escaped from a halfway house in Alaska came back three hours later, but not to turn himself in. State Troopers say 20-year-old Joshua Yaska returned with a vehicle and tried to help other inmates flee the facility...

  • Chewbacca viral vid

    Chewbacca viral vid

    A Texas woman who spontaneously donned a Chewbacca mask she bought for a Facebook video has said she feels like she deserves a gold medal after the post garnered more than 135 million views. Candace Payne said the mask, which emits the Star Wars...

  • Purr-fect spy?

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has jumped to the defence of the Foreign Office's new cat, after an MP raised "fears" it could be an EU spy. Tory Keith Simpson, a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, pressed Mr Hammond...

  • Town abuzz after bees descend on car

    Town abuzz after bees descend on car

    Thousands of bees have created a "spectacular" buzz after swarming on to the boot of a car. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger Tom Moses spotted a "brown splodge" on the back of a Mitsubishi Outlander in Castle Square, Haverfordwest, on...

  • Man-eating crocodiles found in Florida

    Man-eating crocodiles found in Florida

    Alligators and crocodiles are a common sight in Florida, but a new man-eating species has been found in the area. The new species can grow up to more than 5 meters in lenght and weigh as much as a small car. Using DNA analysis, researchers have...

  • 'Fat-shaming' Facebook called this woman 'undesirable'

    'Fat-shaming' Facebook called this woman 'undesirable'

    Facebook has been forced to apologise after it banned an ad featuring a plus-size model on the basis that it depicted “body parts in an undesirable manner”.The ad, which was posted by a Melbourne-based group to promote an event about feminism and...

  • Pray for potholes

    Pray for potholes

    A Spanish priest has given up hope that local authorities will fix the potholes on the roads in his parish and is asking for divine intervention. Luis Roldan Patino celebrated Mass in his parish of Xestoso by splashing holy water on a particularly...

  • More milk today? Bottle-fed baby giraffe can drink six litres

    More milk today? Bottle-fed baby giraffe can drink six litres

    A cute baby giraffe is being hand-reared by keepers after his mother rejected him. The male Rothschild's calf was born last week at Paignton Zoo in Devon and is being bottle-fed by keepers - drinking between four and six litres of gold-top milk a...