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  • Incredible footage shows boy, 2, rescuing twin trapped under furniture

    Incredible footage shows boy, 2, rescuing twin trapped under furniture

    Footage of a two-year-old boy rescuing his twin brother after he got trapped under a fallen dresser has been shared by their father. The incident happened in Utah when the unit fell on Brock while he was playing with Bowdy. The footage was...

  • Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to delivery

    Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to delivery

    After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020. The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting...

  • Man carries forceps in his abdomen for 18 years

    Man carries forceps in his abdomen for 18 years

    Doctors in Vietnam have removed surgical forceps from a man who unknowingly carried them inside his body for 18 years, national television VTV reported. Ma Van Nhat, 54, said the forceps had probably been left in his abdomen in 1998 when he had...

  • Nude statue of Neptune proves too saucy for Facebook

    Nude statue of Neptune proves too saucy for Facebook

    Facebook has blocked a photograph of a 16th-century statue in the Italian city of Bologna on the grounds that it is "explicitly sexual".  Writer Elisa Barbari had posted a photo of the statue of Neptune that stands in the city's eponymous square...

  • Twins, but born in different years

    Twins, but born in different years

    Twin siblings usually share clothes, toys and in some cases even looks and DNA.  But two twin brothers born in Arizona, USA last week will always have one significant difference: their birth year.  Sawyer Mathew Shay was born at 11.51pm on New...

  • Hollyweed? Pranksters alter iconic LA sign

    Hollyweed? Pranksters alter iconic LA sign

    The iconic hillside sign overlooking Southern California's film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honour of marijuana. Los Angeles residents awoke today to find "Hollyweed" staring down at them in four-story, white letters from the...

  • Hollywood actors are scrambling to protect their image rights after their death

    Hollywood actors are scrambling to protect their image rights after their death

    Tuesday's death of actor Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, set off waves of remembrance among fans - but also speculation over her character's return in yet-to-be-filmed episodes. Filmmakers are tapping advances in digital...

  • Orchestra director fired for telling children 'Santa does not exist'

    Orchestra director fired for telling children 'Santa does not exist'

    An orchestra director lost his job after telling an audience packed with children at a festive stage show that "Father Christmas does not exist".News agency ANSA said on Saturday that Giacomo Loprieno lashed out at the young audience for failing...

  • Watch: Awful 2016 is now a fake horror movie trailer

    Watch: Awful 2016 is now a fake horror movie trailer

    It's the year many believe the world went topsy turvy - Syria descended into bigger chaos, the British voted to leave the EU, Donald Trump was elected US president, and a host of celebrities from David Bowie to Muhammad Ali died.  These past 12...

  • Russian Embassy mocks Obama as a 'lame duck' on Twitter

    Russian Embassy mocks Obama as a 'lame duck' on Twitter

    Embassies are generally paragons of diplomacy, using language so measured it can often frustrate those not accustomed to the niceties of statesmanship.  But acrimony between the US Obama administration and its Russian counterpart has led to at...

  • Canadian man punches cougar attacking dog near fast food store

    Canadian man punches cougar attacking dog near fast food store

    A Canadian man punched a cougar in the face to stop it attacking his dog in a wooded area near a fast food store in Whitecourt, central Alberta, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. William Gibb, 31, from Red Deer, Alberta, had stopped...

  • Dutch IVF centre may have mixed up sperm for dozens of couples

    Dutch IVF centre may have mixed up sperm for dozens of couples

    More than two dozen women in the Netherlands may have been fertilised with sperm from the wrong man, following a suspected donor mix-up at a Dutch IVF treatment clinic.  The Utrecht University Medical Centre said a "procedural error" was to blame,...

  • Fake news triggers Facebook safety check

    Fake news triggers Facebook safety check

    A fake news article claiming that a bomb had gone off in Bangkok led to Facebook's Safety Check feature being activated today, as users on the social media network shared news of the non-existent explosion.  Facebook announced last month that its...

  • Replaying family quarrel may ease tension - study

    Replaying family quarrel may ease tension - study

    Replaying a family quarrel in your head can help to ease rather than prolong the tension, psychologists have suggested. Going over the details of an argument and remembering exactly what happened rather than sweeping it under the carpet or letting...

  • Watch: Astronauts share some 'haute' space cuisine for Christmas

    Watch: Astronauts share some 'haute' space cuisine for Christmas

    In a message from the International Space State, the crew sent their Christmas greetings to planet Earth below. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is on her third long-duration mission to the ISS, said that being able to look down on the earth...

  • Watch: Busy night for Santa

    Watch: Busy night for Santa

    Santa Claus had a busy night delivering Christmas gifts to children all over the world. His long journey started from Finland on Friday evening. Though he spends much of his time in his workshop at the North Pole, Santa's official residence is in...

  • Watch: Dad's hilarious rant about daughter returning for Christmas goes viral

    Watch: Dad's hilarious rant about daughter returning for Christmas goes viral

    Clothes all over the house, milk left out of the fridge, loud gatherings with friends. These are some of a Maine father's complaints about his college daughter being home for Christmas. Dan Howard, of Cape Elizabeth, has posted a humorous...

  • Save Santa's Sherry, say British lovers of fortified wine

    Save Santa's Sherry, say British lovers of fortified wine

    A worrying slump in sales of Father Christmas's favourite tipple, sherry, has prompted a British trade group to start a campaign to ensure the fortified wine doesn't fall off menus. 'Save Santa's Sherry' was set up by the Wine and Sprit Trade...

  • Watch: Cop gives speeding student necktie lesson

    Watch: Cop gives speeding student necktie lesson

    A Wisconsin police officer who stopped a speeding college student who was late for a presentation ended up tying his tie for him. WBAY-TV said Menomonie Police Department posted dash-cam video of the November 30 traffic-stop exchange on its...

  • Reindeer's role in protecting North Pole from climate change

    Reindeer's role in protecting North Pole from climate change

    When they are not busy pulling Santa's sleigh, Rudolph and his friends are helping to protect the North Pole from climate change, scientists have discovered. By eating up Arctic shrubs, reindeer make the surface of the ground more reflective and...

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