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  • Clock stops to mark pigeon's death

    Time will come to a standstill today to mark 100 years since the death of the last passenger pigeon and the extinction of what was once the world's most abundant bird. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died in Cincinnati Zoo, in the US, on...

  • Loo roll wipeout makes nation quake

    Japan is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 per cent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is promoting special toilet paper for emergency use, marking national...

  • Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

    A moratorium on US adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension. The moratorium...

  • Arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

    A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona. Eric Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County...

  • Friends strike gold with beach find

    Friends strike gold with beach find

    Three friends have struck gold after a German artist buried thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal on a Kent beach. Berlin-based Michael Sailstorfer has hidden 30 bars of 24-carat gold, worth £10,000, under the sand of the Outer Harbour...

  • Canadian flight charges

    Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities said they drank their duty-free alcohol in a plane's toilet, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight with each other, forcing the Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to...

  • Police go to director home over gun

    Police go to director home over gun

    Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her north London home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house. The gun, a deactivated M16 assault rifle, had been given to...

  • Ice bucket snub

    Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, has spurned the ice bucket challenge but said he has made a donation equivalent to $100 to a fundraising campaign to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease which...

  • World's largest K'NEX model on show

    World's largest K'NEX model on show

    The world's largest K'NEX structure was revealed today - a replica of a 1,000 mph vehicle comprising more than 380,000 parts. A team from Royal British Legion Industries and fans spent 1,287 hours crafting the life-size model of the Bloodhound...

  • Skull store mystery

    Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said foul play is not suspected and that he simply wants to know how the adult skull came to be left...

  • Seven Seas challenge complete

    Seven Seas challenge complete

    British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed long-distance swims in each of the Seven Seas to campaign for marine protected areas. Mr Pugh has become the first person to complete long-distance swims in each of the classical Seven Seas, the...

  • Jolie waxwork wears bridal veil

    Jolie waxwork wears bridal veil

    A wax model of Angelina Jolie at the Madame Tussuads attraction in Sydney is fitted with a bridal veil by staffer Zoe Walton to celebrate Jolie's recent marriage to Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hollywood's first couple, married in...

  • Day care center tapes child to nap mat

    A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said. Kristi and...

  • Australian triathlete mistaken for illegal immigrant on Channel swim

    An Australian triathlete was mistaken for an illegal immigrant by British residents and held up by border authorities when set to swim the English Channel, local media reported. John van Wisse was attempting to set a world record on an...

  • "Shaun" the sheep could be the world's woolliest

    "Shaun" the sheep could be the world's woolliest

    A sheep who has gone unshorn for years could be sporting a record-setting wool coat.  Shaun the merino sheep was found wandering the Tasmanian countryside over the weekend, sporting this unusually heavy wool coat. He's likely never been shorn,...

  • Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

    Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

    Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controlsAn Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the...

  • German woman hunts down father's ashes

    A German woman has found her dead father's ashes behind a stack of boxes in a convenience store after courier company DHL was unable to deliver the urn to the church for his funeral, Bild newspaper reported. When the courier could not find anyone...

  • Miracle boy

    Miracle boy

    A six-year-old boy survived unhurt after being run over by a careless driver in Jining City in China. The boy was playing at the side of a driveway when a red SUV drove over him. The boy stood up and ran over to the other side of the street. The...

  • Chef bitten and killed by snake 20 minutes after its head was cut off

    Chef bitten and killed by snake 20 minutes after its head was cut off

    A chef preparing a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him - 20 minutes after it was cut off, the Daily Mirror reported.  Victim Peng Fan had been preparing a special dish made from the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy...

  • Rescued Koala given mouth to mouth

    Rescued Koala given mouth to mouth

    A Koala which ran up a tree after being hit by car was rescued by fire-fighters and given mouth to mouth resuscitation. It survived. The incident happened in Victoria, Australia

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