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  • Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

    Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

      US Coast Guard video captured a plane deploying its airframe parachute system and landing in the water after running out of fuel off Hawaii. The single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft nosedived before levelling out and landing in waters northeast...

  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    The British government is reviewing security procedures after a hoax caller claiming to be the director of Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron late yesterday. In a separate hoax call to GCHQ, also...

  • Mr Bean to sell his car...no not the Mini

    Mr Bean to sell his car...no not the Mini

    Actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson is selling his F1 McLaren supercar - despite it being involved in a crash which warranted one of the largest repair bills of all time. The Mr Bean and Blackadder star said it was "time for it (the car) to be...

  • Football club bans Hungary from Facebook

    Football club bans Hungary from Facebook

    A football club has banned the whole of Hungary from posting on its Facebook page after being inundated by fans of their latest signing. Notts County FC said it had to take drastic action after signing 24-year-old striker Balint Bajner on...

  • Two nabbed after stolen iPad selfie

    Two men arrested in Houston, Texas, have been accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner's iCloud account. The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking...

  • Zoo gorillas enjoy a bubble laugh

    Playful gorillas in Kent were transfixed as they tried to pop bubbles belched from their new toy - a bubble machine. The play-thing has been entertaining young western lowland gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury. The bubble...

  • King Tut's beard damaged by repair

    King Tut's beard damaged by repair

    The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the city's main tourist sites, but in some...

  • Wells running dry at Crimea Safari Park

    Wells running dry at Crimea Safari Park

    Low water levels in a Crimean reservoir signal hardship for animals at a safari park caught in the political crossfire. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Rabbits row

    The Pope's comment that Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits" has caused offence among Germany's rabbit breeders. Pope Francis said Catholics should instead practise "responsible parenting" and use Church-approved forms of birth...

  • Topless pin-up back on Sun Page 3

    Topless pin-up back on Sun Page 3

    A topless woman appears on Page 3 of The Sun newspaper for the first time in almost a week, bringing to an end speculation that the paper had dropped the long-running feature. It had been widely thought the controversial segment had ended after 44...

  • Volcano eruption creates new island

    Volcano eruption creates new island

    A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island - although scientists say it could soon disappear. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles north west of the capital Nuku'alofa. Last week it disrupted...

  • Updated: Selfie with Stallone a knockout

    A group of tourists who ran up the famous Rocky steps in Philadelphia got a knockout photo at the top - a selfie with Rocky himself. Peter Rowe said he and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art...

  • New Japanese robot 'social talker'

    New Japanese robot 'social talker'

    The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan has said people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations. Hiroshi Ishiguro's 28cm tall button-eyed Sota, which stands for "social...

  • Mexico uses drones to save porpoise

    Mexico uses drones to save porpoise

    Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise. Fewer than 100 of the shy, elusive porpoises remain, and they are threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea...

  • Lego boy heads Braille printer firm

    In Silicon Valley, it is never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California schoolboy has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the touch-based writing system for the...

  • The Sun 'ends page 3 topless pin-ups'

    The Sun 'ends page 3 topless pin-ups'

    The Sun appears to have stopped publishing topless pin-ups on page three after 44 years. The UK tabloid has faced pressure from politicians, anti-sexism campaigners and student bodies who claimed it was sexist. No pictures of bare-chested models...

  • Dog rejected 5,000 times finds a home

    A dog who was rejected 5,000 times has finally found a home. Biscuit, a two-year-old mongrel who spent 689 days in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, has moved in with Gemma and Darren Hunt in Aldershot, Hampshire. They were the perfect match for...

  • Love cloud

    Love cloud

    Jesmond Baldacchino took this picture of what he called The Love Cloud this morning. 

  • Animal blessing in Mexico, Rhinos on the loose in Israel

    Animal blessing in Mexico, Rhinos on the loose in Israel

    This week's animal stories feature a blessing for animals big and small in Mexico, rhinos on the loose in Israel, injured kangaroo joeys on the mend, and bears taking a cool dip at a Rio zoo. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Prized 1882 rifle blended into tree

    Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted, but once-prized Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. The Model 1873 gun, manufactured in 1882, was found leaning against a juniper...

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