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  • Japan surveys expanding new island

    Japan surveys expanding new island

    The Japanese Coast Guard sends ships to take a closer look at recently-formed island still growing because of volcanic activity. Paul Chapman reports.  

  • Piggy balloon saves pilot's bacon

    The pilot of a pig-shaped hot-air balloon had a lucky escape when it crashed into a tree and caught fire at a festival in Utah. Erwin Oertli suffered only minor burns to his face. He was treated at the scene and released. The balloons were rising...

  • Woman's ankle broken as dolphin flies into boat off California

    Woman's ankle broken as dolphin flies into boat off California

    A woman celebrating her wedding anniversary suffered a broken ankle and other injuries when a big dolphin leapt out of the water and crashed onto her boat. The incident happened in Southern California. The dolphin continued thrashing and bleeding...

  • Man who dismembered lover joins dating site

    Man who dismembered lover joins dating site

    A Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing his body parts to schools and political parties has joined a matchmaking website for inmates. Luka Magnotta's profile was posted on Canadian...

  • Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    A pink flamingo in Brazil has a new leg to stand on - an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in south-eastern Brazil say this week they think it is the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The six-year-old Chilean flamingo at the...

  • China shows off new panda twins

    China shows off new panda twins

    China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot. Still mostly hairless and with their eyes yet to open, the sisters were met by adoring...

  • Video - Motorcyclist survives dramatic crash

    Video - Motorcyclist survives dramatic crash

    CCTV footage released by Queensland police shows the moment a motorcyclist crashed into another vehicle in the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche. In the video, a motorcycle was seen driving through a busy junction before colliding with a car and sliding...

  • Penguin found in flood-hit zoo

    Rescue workers cleaning up a flood-hit zoo in the Georgian capital have found one of its missing penguins alive, hiding in the bushes, although a tiger and a hyena are still thought to be on the loose. The bird was the tenth of its 17 penguins...

  • Lithuanian village searches for most glamorous goat

    Lithuanian village searches for most glamorous goat

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest goat of all? In the Lithuanian village of Ramygala, residents are determined to find out. Seven goats competed in this year's beauty contest. Some came decked out in their best threads...others with...

  • India hosts International Yoga Day

    India hosts International Yoga Day

    Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world have bent and twisted their bodies into complex postures to mark International Yoga Day. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people, including his cabinet members and...

  • Animal therapy in different shapes and sizes

    Animal therapy in different shapes and sizes

    From walking a pet tortoise in Tokyo, to dolphin therapy for wounded Ukrainian soldiers, here's a look at animals doing good work around the world. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Robot hits the notes in Berlin Opera

    Robot hits the notes in Berlin Opera

    A small robot will premiere June 21 in "My Square Lady", an opera performance at Berlin's Komische Oper, where he attempts to learn human emotions. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Tough pizza work for Italian chefs

    Tough pizza work for Italian chefs

      The wait was on the long side for the pizza - 18 hours - but this was an extraordinary pie measuring 1.59545 kilometres or nearly a mile long. More than 60 of Italy's best pizza makers worked through the night to create the pizza at Milan's...

  • Australian cat's globetrotting journey

    Australian cat's globetrotting journey

      Tigger the ginger tomcat was found wandering in a sorry state in Northern Ireland and handed over to Cats Protection workers. It wasn't until they checked out his microchip they found his owners were in Australia. They've been traced through a...

  • California crab deaths

    California crab deaths

    Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California beaches as warm ocean currents carry them farther north and closer to shore than usual. The red tuna crabs have been dying in hordes on beaches from San Diego to...

  • 'World's oldest person' dies at 116

    A 116-year-old US woman deemed the world's oldest person has died. Jeralean Talley died yesterday at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster. Her daughter, Thelma Holloway, confirmed the death. Ms Holloway said today her mother was recently...

  • Across the clues and down the aisle

    A bride-to-be’s answer to a marriage proposal made through a British national newspaper crossword proved almost as cryptic as the clues themselves. Matthew Dick, a 38-year-old lawyer, arranged for the Times of London crossword to contain hidden...

  • Robot 'with a heart' to go on sale

    Robot 'with a heart' to go on sale

    A robot equipped with a "heart" designed to not only recognise human emotions, but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation, is going on sale in Japan. Technology company Softbank's Pepper robot, which has no legs and moves on wheels,...

  • Trump gets woman to check his hair during campaign event

    Trump gets woman to check his hair during campaign event

    US real estate mogul and presidential contender Donald Trump spent the day campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday a day after announcing his presidential bid. "I'm very competent, and I'm really good at business, and I can make this country so...

  • Napoleon's life in Lego

    Napoleon's life in Lego

      A Lego exhibition depicting the life of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.   On June 18, 1815 British and Prussian forces defeated Napoleon's French army. With 50,000 dead, it was the final blow...

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