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  • Norwegian party leader caught playing Pokémon Go in parliament

    Norwegian party leader caught playing Pokémon Go in parliament

    The leader of Norway's Liberal Party has been caught on camera playing popular mobile game Pokémon Go during a parliamentary committee session.  A photo of Trine Skei Grand jabbing away at her mobile while playing Nintendo's hugely popular...

  • Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, a study has found. Experts claim the findings suggest the gene reduces the ability...

  • Tourist found in frozen New Zealand bush one month after partner dies

    Tourist found in frozen New Zealand bush one month after partner dies

    A tourist whose partner fell to his death survived a harrowing month in the frozen New Zealand wilderness before being rescued, police said. The woman, from the Czech Republic, was found on Wednesday, living in a park warden's hut on the...

  • Tiff between cabin crew members causes flight delay

    Tiff between cabin crew members causes flight delay

    An easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Belfast was delayed by over an hour after two members of the cabin crew were removed from the plane following a row. The flight was due to take off at 2.45pm on Wednesday but was held up after what the...

  • Pizza by drone - unmanned air delivery set to take off

    Pizza by drone - unmanned air delivery set to take off

    A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people. Some of the...

  • Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey

    Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey

    A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo. Tatyana Antropova, the director of the zoo in the Siberian city of Tyumen, said she took the newborn monkey home three weeks ago after his mother...

  • Man-made 'wind trees' could soon power homes

    Man-made 'wind trees' could soon power homes

    Wind turbines have had a tough time convincing policy makers of their benefits, with many dismissing them as loud, ugly and requiring a lot of space. But what if turbines looked like trees and could generate power from the slightest of breezes?  A...

  • North Korea has created its own Netflix and called it 'Manbang'

    North Korea has created its own Netflix and called it 'Manbang'

    Wealthy North Koreans will soon be able to watch on-demand video streaming content, with state broadcaster KCTV unveiling a demo device called 'Manbang' today.  But while Netflix rushes to expand its video library, North Korean Manbang viewers...

  • Fisherman kept giant 34kg pearl worth $100m under his bed for a decade

    Fisherman kept giant 34kg pearl worth $100m under his bed for a decade

    A fisherman in the Philippines kept a giant pearl estimated to be worth a whopping $100 million under his bed for a decade. The man was not aware of the pearl's value and had kept it as a good luck charm, until he shared his find with authorities...

  • Watch: Men break into Australian school, leave three crocodiles behind

    Watch: Men break into Australian school, leave three crocodiles behind

    Australian police are searching for four men who left three malnourished saltwater crocodiles in a school, after breaking in to steal computer equipment. Northern Territory Police said the men entered the Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, 40km (25...

  • Angry man throws pizza and punches at Pennsylvania police

    A drink-driving suspect upset that his vehicle was still impounded a week after his arrest threw pizza and punches at a Pennsylvania police station, authorities said. Police in the tiny borough of Dallas said Sean Mulloy, 44, began wrapping a...

  • Pot on parade at US fair

    Pot on parade at US fair

    Nine living marijuana plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair in a first-of-its-kind event for the United States. The exhibit of the immature plants brings pot cultivation into the agricultural mainstream less than two years after Oregon...

  • Watch: Player pokes fun at keeper after scoring penalty

    Watch: Player pokes fun at keeper after scoring penalty

    A penalty celebration by an Oxford United player last weekend went viral as he mocked the goalkeeper for diving the wrong way. Scottish attacker Chris Maguire stepped up to take the penalty for Oxford, against Peterborough goalkeeper Ben...

  • A taste of honey for giant panda birthday boy Bei Bei

    A taste of honey for giant panda birthday boy Bei Bei

    The youngest giant panda cub at the US National Zoo in Washington celebrated his first birthday with a traditional Chinese ceremony and the sweet taste of honey. The zoo held a first birthday party for Bei Bei on Saturday, although the actual...

  • Wheelie world record leaves Dutch rider in a spin

    Wheelie world record leaves Dutch rider in a spin

    A Dutch rider has set a new record for the fastest wheelie in the world. Egbert van Popta's success came after he launched his motorbike on its back wheel at a speed of 213mph at the 11th annual Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship. This beat...

  • Paraglider crashes through church roof, dies

    Paraglider crashes through church roof, dies

    A paraglider has died after he plunged through the roof of a Utah church. The incident took place this morning at a Mormon church in Draper. Police and fire crews said the man was operating a motorised paraglider when he crashed. Firefighters...

  • Indian doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

    Indian doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

    Surgeons in the northern Indian city of Amritsar say they have successfully removed 40 knives from a man's stomach.  Surjeet Singh, a police officer, had a severe stomach ache and poor appetite. Doctors initially thought he might have a tumour,...

  • Waiter gets $500 tip for act of kindness

    Waiter gets $500 tip for act of kindness

    A 32-year-old waiter in Dallas had plenty to smile about when a client left him a whopping $500 tip to thank him for his kindness towards her mother. The client ordered the cheapest thing on the menu - a flavoured water bottle for $0.37. But the...

  • Travellers at Istanbul airport warned 'Sweden has highest rape rate worldwide'

    Travellers at Istanbul airport warned 'Sweden has highest rape rate worldwide'

    A news ticker has appeared at Istanbul's Ataturk airport warning travellers that Sweden has "the highest rape rate worldwide", days after that country's foreign minister criticised Turkish child rape laws.  Photos of the news ticker, which...

  • Museum tries to lure artist's ghost using nude models and robots

    Museum tries to lure artist's ghost using nude models and robots

    An art exhibition at a Pennsylvania museum is hoping to attract the ghost of a Philadelphia artist using nude models and ghost-detecting robots.  The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibit is the brainchild of robotic art expert Fernando...

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