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  • Spanish couple fight for permission to name newborn son 'Wolf'

    A couple in Spain have started an online petition after officials refused to let them call their newborn son the Spanish word for Wolf. The father, Nako Javierre, said in a letter with the petition that he and his wife Maria decided on the name...

  • Allo, allo, need sunblock?

    Allo, allo, need sunblock?

    A Swieqi resident got a surprise when a man turned up at her front garden wearing his birthday suit yesterday, in broad daylight. The man, who appeared to be drunk opened a water tap and left water flowing everywhere. "These drunkards are getting...

  • Great red spot turns up the heat on Jupiter's atmosphere

    Great red spot turns up the heat on Jupiter's atmosphere

    A mysterious hot spot in Jupiter's upper atmosphere is caused by the planet's most famous feature, say scientists. The Great Red Spot - a massive storm system three times wider than the Earth - is heating the atmosphere high above it to...

  • Man wins a tropical island in an online raffle

    Man wins a tropical island in an online raffle

    An Australian man has won himself a tropical island for the price of one €45 raffle ticket. The raffled off island of Kosrae in Micronesia, barely even visible on a map, is now owned by a man identified as Joshua. And if that wasn't enough, the...

  • Say hello to heirs of Dolly

    Say hello to heirs of Dolly

    Four sheep cloned from the world's first cloned mammal are approaching a healthy old age, giving researchers new hope that cloning can be used to patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Cologne Cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters

    Cologne Cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters

    The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of Pokemon Go players invading Cologne Cathedral. It was reported that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game's manufacturers did not react to requests to...

  • Rage rover: Jaguar owner in China gets a parking lesson

    Rage rover: Jaguar owner in China gets a parking lesson

    A Chinese driver who found his car blocked in its parking bay by a double parker had no qualms about using sheer ramming power to drive his anger home.  In the video, the owner of a white Range Rover, livid at being trapped in his parking bay,...

  • Canadian woman fires at Pokemon GO players

    Canadian woman fires at Pokemon GO players

    A Canadian woman has been charged after she allegedly fired a pellet gun at Pokemon GO players from the rooftop of a Toronto-area home. Witnesses saw the 29-year-old woman fire at least four shots on Saturday night from the roof of a two-story...

  • Watch: Boisterous footballers make life difficult for air hostess

    Watch: Boisterous footballers make life difficult for air hostess

    Air hostesses are trained to handle any situation. But perhaps this Aeroflot hostess did not expect to be distracted in this manner during the mandatory safety announcements. 

  • Japanese company develops armpit fans to help keep cool in summer

    Japanese company develops armpit fans to help keep cool in summer

    A Japanese company has developed a solution to keep cool during summer heat: an armpit fan. The device is a miniature clip-on fan that can be clipped onto shirt sleeves. The fan, called Under the Armpit Cooling Device (Waki no Shita Kura in...

  • Michelle Obama's cool Karaoke

    Michelle Obama's cool Karaoke

    James Corden's White House tour took an unthinkable turn when First Lady Michelle Obama joined him for a drive around the grounds singing Stevie Wonder and Beyonce. Enjoy the video below.  

  • Watch: Bartender pours 17 Jägerbombs at once

    Watch: Bartender pours 17 Jägerbombs at once

    Bartender Philip Traber shows off his impressive drink-making skills by pouring 17 Jägerbombs at once. The stunt is said to be the world record, the previous record was 14 Jägerbombs, held by the same barman. The video shows Traber piling up 17...

  • Reporter caught playing Pokemon GO at US State Department briefing

    Reporter caught playing Pokemon GO at US State Department briefing

    The popularity of Pokemon GO is hard to escape these days. Yesterday it found its way to the US State Department. A reporter was caught playing the popular game during the daily briefing. State Department spokesman John Kirby called out the...

  • 'Nasty smell' forces flight to Greece to return to Gatwick

    'Nasty smell' forces flight to Greece to return to Gatwick

    A British Airways flight carrying holidaymakers to Greece was forced to turn back when a "nasty smell" filled the cabin. Passengers complained of smelling a foul odour, reportedly compared to the smell of cannabis by some, on the flight to...

  • Man run over by TWO tanks during Turkey coup

    Man run over by TWO tanks during Turkey coup

    Incredible footage has emerged showing a man who was run over by TWO tanks during the attempted coup in Turkey last week. In both cases he calmly slipped between the tracks and survived unscathed.

  • Pokemon Go banned from Indonesian Presidential Palace

    Pokemon Go banned from Indonesian Presidential Palace

    Indonesian officials have banned the playing of Pokemon Go in the presidential palace. Hastily printed warnings that say "Playing or hunting Pokemon prohibited in the palace area" have been put up around the palace complex in Jakarta. "This is the...

  • Watch: Pokemon Go player crashes into police car

    Watch: Pokemon Go player crashes into police car

    A Pokemon Go player took his desire to "catch them all" a step too far while behind the wheel when he crashed into a police car - and the whole incident was caught on an officer's camera. Officers were standing on the pavement in Baltimore on...

  • Surfing in the sewers, in Sheffield

    Surfing in the sewers, in Sheffield

    Wakeboarders are using a secret storm drain below the English city of Sheffield as their playground. See video above. 

  • No diamonds in the dirt for burrowing Italian jewel thieves

    No diamonds in the dirt for burrowing Italian jewel thieves

    The search for lucre was filthy indeed for six Italians jailed this week over a bid to burrow up from the sewers of Naples into luxury shops and make off with jewels worth hundreds of thousands of euros. Three were caught in the act last November...

  • Watch: Friendly manatee greets paddle-boarding woman

    Watch: Friendly manatee greets paddle-boarding woman

    A woman from Florida was paddle boarding with a friend when she encountered a pair of friendly manatees. Celine Chasteen said one of the manatees seemed particularly playful as it repeatedly rolled over onto its back before putting its flibbers on...

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