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  • Monster move

    A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall in Washington DC after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana. For the first time, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will have a nearly complete T rex...

  • Costly typo

    US president Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of an inmate who got a longer prison sentence because of a typo. Ceasar Cantu, of Katy, Texas, is serving 15 years for trafficking marijuana and money laundering but the judge based the...

  • Ruff justice

    A mystery car vandal being hunted by police has finally been collared - and revealed to be a dog. Residents were upset that car tyres had been repeatedly punctured over six months so set up CCTV in the village of Brampton, Cumbria. The culprit...

  • Get Miaow of here

    Firefighters have rescued a kitten which got stuck in a watering can. One fire engine attended a property in Tweenaway, Paignton, Devon, after reports of a small kitten being trapped. The crew used small tools to rescue the kitten, which was stuck...

  • Moon glows orange during eclipse

    Hundreds of Australians have observed a lunar eclipse where the moon glowed orange. It happened when the earth got between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow over it and turning it orange. Eclipses happen a few times a year. Australians...

  • Egypt limits air conditioning in mosques as power shortages worsen

    Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts already affecting homes and factories. The religious endowments minister has ordered...

  • France tries mass DNA test in hunt for school rapist

    French police took DNA samples from hundreds of male pupils and staff on Monday in the hope the mass test could help them find the assailant who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a school in western France last September. Two police...

  • Man 'couldn't read' divorce deal

    A High Court judge in London raised an eyebrow after a foreign politician who made a written agreement to pay his estranged wife £60,000 a month said he had not been wearing his reading glasses and had not known what he was signing. Mr Justice...

  • Fifty lions at risk in Ukrainian-Russian conflict

    Fifty Crimean lions have become “victims of somebody’s political ambitions” and could face starvation as a result. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Baby accused of attempted murder

    A judge in Pakistan has freed a nine-month old boy who was accused of attempting to murder police after the charges were withdrawn, lawyers said. The judge announced the decision after a court hearing during which police in the eastern city of...

  • Australian shark fear survey shows little support for culling

    Australia ranks high in global charts of shark attacks and is currently running an aggressive culling drive against the marine predator, but a new survey says many Australians aren't really that worried about them. The survey of 583 visitors to...

  • Texas woman kills boyfriend with stilletto heel

    A Texas woman had been convicted of murdering her boyfriend with a stilletto heel.  It took a jury less than two hours to find Ana Trujillo guilty of stabbed her boyfriend two dozen times in the face and head with the 5 1/2 inch spiked heel in a...

  • China recruits "guardian angels" to protect embattled doctors

    China's capital Beijing is taking a novel approach to protecting doctors from growing levels of violence from angry patients: volunteer "guardian angels". The campaign will recruit students, medical workers and other patients to act as middlemen...

  • Missing painting sold in HK for $3.7 mln may have gone out with the trash

    A painting that was auctioned for HK$28.8 million ($3.7 million) two days ago has gone missing, police said, with media reports suggesting cleaners may have inadvertently thrown the artwork out. The 2012 painting "Snowy Mountain", by Chinese...

  • Bolivia opens world's highest urban cable car

    Bolivia has inaugurated the world's highest urban cable car system, traversing high up in the Andes to connect the mountain cities of La Paz and El Alto. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. It's the world's highest urban cable car system. High up in...

  • Chilean woman allegedly murders husband and cooks his remains

    Chilean authorities made a gruesome discovery after a woman allegedly murdered her husband and attempted to conceal the crime by cutting his body into pieces and boiling it. She turned herself in on Sunday. According to police reports, the couple...

  • US Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016

    The US Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research...

  • Boy, five, beats Xbox Live security

    A five-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he has found a backdoor to the Xbox. Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to log in to his father's Xbox Live account. When the password log-in screen appeared, Kristoffer...

  • Czech fraudster wins new job, steals again and runs

    A Czech fraudster on the run from prison got hired as a chief economist at a museum, where he stole some 10 million Czech crowns ($500,000), media reported. Police called on Thursday to arrest Vladimir Prokop at his office at the National...

  • Toddler on attempted murder charge in Pakistan

    Musa Khan is nine months old - and charged with attempted murder. He's accused with other family members of stoning police and other officials during a raid on the area in Pakistan where he lives. Police charged the baby boy over the alleged...

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