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  • Twin sisters give birth minutes apart from each other

    Twin sisters in New Jersey have given birth to girls minutes apart at the same hospital. Stephanie Edginton and Nicole Montgomery delivered their daughters Cora and Louisa six minutes apart at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Ms Edgington said that as...

  • Valentine's plea from residents of village Lover

    Valentine's plea from residents of village Lover

    Residents of the village Lover have sent out a Valentine's Day plea for help in their bid to bring life back to their rural home. The Wiltshire village was once famous for its postmark, which brought thousands of romantics to deliver their...

  • Takeaways and alcohol causing pet obesity crisis

    Takeaways and alcohol causing pet obesity crisis

    Takeaway food and booze have been blamed for a growing obesity crisis... among pets. A leading animal charity highlighted statistics indicating more than five million cats, dogs and rabbits in the UK are overweight as it launched its annual pet...

  • Pig escapes from farm, shows up at the New Hampshire polls

    Pig escapes from farm, shows up at the New Hampshire polls

    It was a wild scene at a polling location in Pelham, New Hampshire. A 600-pound pig showed up at the front doors after escaping from a nearby farm. The pig wandered through the parking lot as primary voters showed up to cast their ballots Tuesday...

  • Jumping donkey leaps to fame

    Jumping donkey leaps to fame

    A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species' well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command. Ahmed Ayman, a 14-year-old farmer living in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, discovered his donkey's natural...

  • Alabama officer stops speeding car and delivers baby

    Alabama officer stops speeding car and delivers baby

    Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth. Danny Lowe, of Huntsville, said he was driving his wife, Shawna, and their unborn baby to an Athens hospital when he was pulled over by...

  • Female shark set for virgin birth

    A female shark which has had no contact with males for more than two years could be set to give birth to two babies. The white spotted bamboo shark arrived at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre in 2013 having been evacuated from the badly flooded...

  • Bacteria can see, say scientists, solving 300-year-old mystery

    Lowly bacteria can "see" in much the same way as humans, research has shown. Each bacterial cell acts as a microscopic eyeball or fibre optic filament, scientists said. The discovery solves a mystery that has vexed scientists for more than 300...

  • Baby orangutans learn how to live in the wild

    Baby orangutans learn how to live in the wild

    Baby orangutans at a sanctuary in Indonesian Borneo attend school to learn foraging and nesting skills. After seven or eight years, they will be ready to be re-released into the wild. The population of endangered orangutans in Southeast Asia...

  • Man throws alligator into fast food restaurant in Florida

    Man throws alligator into fast food restaurant in Florida

    A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had wanted to play a practical joke on a friend working at the...

  • Scientists develop dog IQ test

    Scientists develop dog IQ test

    A dog IQ test has been developed by scientists in the UK who say it could pave the way for breakthroughs in our understanding of the link between intelligence and health. Experts have discovered that dog intelligence works the same way as human...

  • Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

    Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

    A music video with more than 35 million views online has inspired organisers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels. The video by Leningrad, one of Russia's most popular rock bands, tells the story...

  • Kew Gardens sports Brazilian theme to mark Rio Olympics

    Kew Gardens sports Brazilian theme to mark Rio Olympics

    Kew Gardens is adopting a Brazilian theme in the run-up to the Rio Olympics with an exhibition of works by an artist who travelled deep into the Amazon to paint its plant life. Paintings by Margaret Mee, a British explorer who made 15 trips into...

  • Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

    Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

    A double decker bus dramatically explodes in the heart of London - but it is all for a movie. Londoners were left confused as they saw the bus go up in flames as it drove along Lambeth Bridge in central London on Sunday. A spokesman for the Port...

  • Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as doughnuts go gourmet

    Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as doughnuts go gourmet

    Chicago residents s are this month focused on finding the perfect paczki - a rich, Polish, doughnut-type dessert that's taking the high-end dessert market by storm. Long a staple treat preceding the Catholic fasting period of Lent, the pastries, a...

  • Baby clothes howlers lead to supermarket chain Tesco apology

    Baby clothes howlers lead to supermarket chain Tesco apology

    Supermarket chain Tesco has promised to brush up on its spelling and grammar after making two separate mistakes in a single pack of baby clothes. The parents of three-month-old Alexander Kendall spotted the errors after being given the set of five...

  • 1935 butcher's van from Dad's Army restored to former glory

    1935 butcher's van from Dad's Army restored to former glory

    The original butcher's van featured in the Dad's Army comedy series has been restored by a team of apprentices. The 1935 Ford BB Box Van featured in the first colour episode of the series on September 11 1969 and went on to become a fixture of the...

  • Photo booth captures photos of robber

    Photo booth captures photos of robber

    Batavia Police Department in Illnois, the US, released photos of a man who is believed to have burgled a photo booth last November. Unbeknown to the man, the photo booth was designed to capture photos when it senses the cash box being tampered...

  • Sinkhole swallows car... with entire family inside

    Sinkhole swallows car... with entire family inside

    A sinkhole has swallowed a car with an entire family inside in Peru. Emergency teams had to rescue them from the sinkhole, which was around five metres wide and three metres deep, using ropes. A crane was later deployed to retrieve the...

  • Squirrel leaves thousands without power in the US

    Squirrel leaves thousands without power in the US

    A squirrel caused a 40-minute power outage in Oklahoma, according to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. The outage, caused by a squirrel that made its way into Tulsa power substation, affected about 5,500 customers including six Tulsa Public...