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  • Snake intruder

    Police rushed to an Albuquerque home invasion call and found an unusual intruder - a large snake. Officers removed the slithering reptile after a woman called 911. Officials believe the snake slithered its way into her home, possibly through an...

  • More mysterious craters found in Siberia

    More mysterious craters found in Siberia

    Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported. The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published...

  • Wrestler stops 'burglar'

    A former WWE champion chased two burglary suspects he saw leaving his home in Phoenix, US, and subdued one until police arrived. Bryan Danielson, who was known as Daniel Bryan during his wrestling career, and his wife, Brianna, were approaching...

  • Fist bump 'cleaner than handshake'

    Fist bump 'cleaner than handshake'

    Bumping fists rather than shaking hands could reduce the spread of infectious diseases, researchers have said. Academics at Aberystwth University in west Wales came to the conclusion following a series of tests on hand hygiene. Using rubber gloves...

  • Washington alcohol snub

    Residents of Washington DC have been assured that they can buy alcohol in the US state of New Hampshire, despite a law suggesting otherwise. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission clarified that Washington residents can buy alcohol in New Hampshire...

  • Mothers 'turn to Google before GP'

    Mothers 'turn to Google before GP'

    Mothers in the UK are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor to seek advice if their child is poorly, a poll suggests. A new survey found that GPs are third on the list of sources of advice for mothers, behind seeking help...

  • Cows kill woman in Austria

    A woman has been attacked and killed by a herd of cows in Austria. Police said the animals were apparently agitated at the sight of the 45-year-old German's dog, which was on a lead. Officers said the hiker was rushed by about 20 cows and their...

  • Green-eyed pets

    Green-eyed pets

    Dogs suffer from jealousy which was first observed by Charles Darwin but has finally been proved by scientists. Researchers found dogs exhibited jealous behaviour such as snapping and pushing when their owner displayed affection for a stuffed dog...

  • Pollution reached South Pole before first explorers

    Pollution reached South Pole before first explorers

    The first lead pollution in Antarctica occurred as a result of industrial emissions more than 20 years before explorers reached the South Pole, scientists have discovered. Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first man to set foot on the pole in...

  • 'Spider-Man' held for punching cop

    His spidey senses must have been off. A man dressed as Spider-Man is under arrest for slugging a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in New York's Times Square. Junior Bishop is charged with assaulting an officer, resisting...

  • Nude models take to NYC streets

    Artists in New York City have painted the bodies of 40 nude models and turned an entrance to Central Park into a celebration of the human form. Artist Andy Golub said New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural...

  • Whistle blows for mass wedding

    Whistle blows for mass wedding

    A hundred couples have tied the knot in a mass wedding held in the first post-World Cup event inside the Brazilian capital's Estadio Nacional. The collective civil marriage ceremony was held on the football stadium's pitch. It was the 10th mass...

  • Barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

    A Milwaukee barber received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County...

  • Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis. HP denied liability in agreeing to...

  • Man claims penis was amputated by mistake

    An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the...

  • Son locked in car trunk to cure fear of dark

    A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials. Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were...

  • Bare burger burgle beef

    Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime. The break-in occurred at Doc's Beach House in Bonita Springs in the middle of the night, according to Lee County sheriff spokesman Tony Schall.

  • Mouldy mix-up

    Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they did not expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Police in the central city of Braunschweig said the fire service evacuated an apartment block in the city...

  • Doorstep dolls

    Doorstep dolls

    They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps did not mean any harm. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said someone left the dolls wearing...

  • Husky helpers

    Dog owner Keath Armstrong put his trio of huskies to work - using them to help him move house. The dogs pulled a sled, filled with Mr Amstrong's belongings, some 217 miles from his old flat in Manchester to his new home in Dorset. He walked...

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