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  • Bulldozers run riot on Chinese street

    Bulldozers run riot on Chinese street

    An argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street, police in northern China said. In an online video, several bulldozers are seen...

  • The competitive sport of stacking cups

    The competitive sport of stacking cups

    Taiwanese children show off their stacking skills after winning eleven gold medals at the world championship in Germany. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Tapes He-Man film over dad's snooker world triumph video

    Tapes He-Man film over dad's snooker world triumph video

    Joe Johnson has revealed his video of his snooker World Championship triumph was lost - when one of his sons taped a He-Man film over it. Johnson won the 1986 Crucible tournament as a 150-1 outsider, beating Steve Davis in the final having earlier...

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nerds out over quantum theory

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nerds out over quantum theory

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might know more about quantum theory than you may think. Just ask a group of reporters who got schooled by the prime minister during a news conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics...

  • Watch: dramatic capture of chimp in Japan

    Watch: dramatic capture of chimp in Japan

    Video shows Chacha the chimpanzee that escaped from a zoo in Sendai, northern Japan climbing power lines before its eventual capture. A vet shot Chacha with a tranquillizer, causing him to fall after authorities were alerted about the escape by...

  • Watch: Drunk lorry driver reversing into oncoming traffic

    Watch: Drunk lorry driver reversing into oncoming traffic

    Footage has been released showing a drunk lorry driver reversing along a busy UK motorway forcing cars to dodge his truck. CCTV charts the faltering and dangerous progress of Czech man Frantisek Formanek as he wove across the M6 Toll in...

  • Loved-up couple kiss their way through armed robbery

    Loved-up couple kiss their way through armed robbery

    Nothing can stop true love, or at least a good kiss. Not even armed robbers. Police in Montana's largest city are looking for three suspects who robbed a bar at gunpoint. But the robbers did not seem to disturb a couple who kissed throughout the...

  • 'Brain chip' gives paralysed man control of hand

    'Brain chip' gives paralysed man control of hand

    An Ohio man paralysed in an accident while diving in waves can now pick up a bottle or play the video game Guitar Hero, thanks to a small computer chip in his brain. Watch the video above.

  • Lost for 9 days, saved by a help sign

    Lost for 9 days, saved by a help sign

    A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out "help" on the ground with sticks, authorities said. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern...

  • Smashed: drunk cop's 51-car rampage

    A Czech police officer faces charges of driving while drunk and smashing at least 51 cars parked on a street in Prague, a police spokeswoman said on Czech Television. Police arrested the officer as he tried to drive away, CTK news agency said. No...

  • Live grenade demo in Pakistani courtroom

    Three people were injured in an explosion in a Pakistan court after the judge asked a police officer to explain how a grenade works. Instead of describing how the weapon works, the constable produced a live grenade and pulled out the pin,...

  • Need a contraceptive? There's an app for that

    Need a contraceptive? There's an app for that

    A fertility app for smartphones that analyses a woman's temperature and ovulation tests to identify fertile days is as effective a contraceptive as the pill, according to new clinical research. The Natural Cycles app creates an algorithm based on...

  • Could this hoverboard be the future of transporation?

    Could this hoverboard be the future of transporation?

    It's the stuff of science fiction: a personal hoverboard that can zoom around at speeds of up to 150 km/h. Yet a Youtube video released by Zapata Racing - the company that developed the water propulsion Flyboard - suggests that the holy grail of...

  • Goat walks into Starbucks for coffee

    Goat walks into Starbucks for coffee

    Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt Rick Bates said dispatchers received several calls about a goat named Millie wandering around a mall on the city's...

  • Colombia footballers sit down in protest

    Football players in Colombia sat down on the field to protest against a decision to play matches during the day to help the government stave off an energy crisis. The protests each lasted a few minutes and took place in at least eight stadiums...

  • Tiny Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark for anniversary of Bard's death

    Tiny Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark for anniversary of Bard's death

    World-renowned artist Willard Wigan has created a microscopic sculpture of William Shakespeare, which is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. The artwork has been placed in the eye of a needle and...

  • Moggy gets his claws in as Foreign Office 'chief mouser'

    The UK Foreign Office is getting its own cat to help keep the rats, mice and other pests in Whitehall at bay. Recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the moggy, named Palmerston, will join the government department with the title of "chief...

  • Watch: water fight with elephants in Thailand

    Watch: water fight with elephants in Thailand

    Getting into a water fight with elephants is part of the Songkran festival marking the start of the traditional Thai New Year.  

  • Tattoo much

    A man is facing burglary charges after being traced by his distinctive tattoos - including a map of Florida on his face. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Johnathan Hewett, 25, was seen on surveillance video prying open the door of a home...

  • Parental guidance sought for Disney's Jungle Book because of 'scary animals'

    Parental guidance sought for Disney's Jungle Book because of 'scary animals'

    India's movie censorship board is requiring parents to accompany children under 12 to screenings of Disney's new version of The Jungle Book because the special effects made its animals too scary. The movie is a computer-generated remake of the...

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