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  • Giraffe gives birth in front of 1.2 million online audience

    Giraffe gives birth in front of 1.2 million online audience

    April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. The birth ended weeks of proverbial pacing by animal lovers in a virtual worldwide waiting room. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered...

  • The Sun banned from Everton FC after column compares player to gorilla

    The Sun banned from Everton FC after column compares player to gorilla

    Everton Football Club have banned The Sun from their Goodison Park stadium and training ground. The announcement comes in the wake of controversy caused by Kelvin MacKenzie's column in the newspaper, in which he compared Everton player Ross...

  • Lyrics by Henry VIII's wife to be performed after 470 years

    Lyrics by Henry VIII's wife to be performed after 470 years

    Music with words written by Henry VIII's sixth wife Katherine Parr are to be performed for the first time in more than 470 years. After more than two years of research and careful reconstruction, Thomas Tallis' Gaude Gloriosa Dei Mater complete...

  • Fancy eating crocodile meat?

    Fancy eating crocodile meat?

    MasterChef viewers were unsure about getting their teeth into one contestant's dish when she served up ballotine of crocodile. Amateur chef Lyndsay was taking part in a challenge that called for a snappy dish to be prepared in a short time frame...

  • All in the family: dinosaur cousin's look is quite a surprise

    All in the family: dinosaur cousin's look is quite a surprise

    Scientists have identified the oldest-known forerunner of the dinosaurs and are expressing surprise at how little it actually resembled one. Researchers described fossils of a long-necked, four-legged, meat-eating reptile called Teleocrater...

  • 85-year-old wants to scale Everest for the second time

    85-year-old wants to scale Everest for the second time

    A Nepalese man who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title at the age of 85, hoping the feat will help him spread a message of peace. Min Bahadur Sherchan plans to climb the 29,035ft (8,850m) peak next...

  • Dumpling chef by day, octogenarian DJ by night

    Dumpling chef by day, octogenarian DJ by night

      By day, Sumiko Iwamuro runs a Chinese restaurant, where she has worked for six decades making "gyoza" dumplings, while by night, she spins records at Tokyo clubs under the moniker DJ Sumirock. But the juggling of long days and frenzied nights is...

  • Polish athlete wins the coolest race in the world

    Polish athlete wins the coolest race in the world

    Polish runner Piotr Suchenia won the world's coolest race on Saturday when he crossed the line first to take the 2017 North Pole Marathon title. Staged at the drifting Russian Barneo Ice base at the geographic North Pole, the event is run on the...

  • NASA puts the Earth up for adoption

    NASA puts the Earth up for adoption

    American space agency NASA is celebrating this year's Earth Day by offering people the chance to adopt a part of the planet.    The April 22 celebrations are held all around the world to show support for environmental protection and NASA hopes to...

  • Doggy ice creams get tails wagging

    Doggy ice creams get tails wagging

    Dogs with a sweet tooth can satisfy their cravings at this Mexico City ice cream shop which serves up frozen treats specially made for animals. Shop owner Mauricio Montoya says the puppy ice cream, which he created, is safe for humans, but is...

  • Interactive screens bring tombstones to life

    Interactive screens bring tombstones to life

    A firm in Slovenia is giving tombstones a 21st-century makeover, with 48-inch interactive screens that can show pictures, video and other digital content. The Pobrezje cemetery on the outskirts of Maribor, Slovenia's second-largest city, recently...

  • 'Waiter, there's a fly in my soup': insect-topped noodles are a hit in Tokyo

    'Waiter, there's a fly in my soup': insect-topped noodles are a hit in Tokyo

    Curious Japanese foodies queued up outside a Tokyo restaurant for a taste of a rare dish - ramen garnished with deep-fried worms and crickets. Within about four hours, the Ramen Nagi restaurant had sold out of the 100 bowls of "insect tsukemen"...

  • Brazilian football team uses shirt numbers to advertise supermarket deals

    Brazilian football team uses shirt numbers to advertise supermarket deals

    A cash-strapped football team in Brazil has taken shirt sponsorship to the next aisle by using shirt numbers to advertise special offers in the local supermarket. Players wearing Fluminense de Feira's shirts in the Brazilian Serie D now have the...

  • Man cashes winning bet - 43 years late

    Man cashes winning bet - 43 years late

    A man has cashed in a Grand National-winning bet 43 years late after finding the slip while clearing a house. Bob Holmes discovered it while helping sort through his late father-in-law's paperwork. The £1 win-only bet backed Red Rum in the 1974...

  • Team that failed to score for three seasons on verge of title win

    Team that failed to score for three seasons on verge of title win

    A women's football team that took three seasons to score a goal when they started as juniors is on the verge of scoring a famous league championship. When chairwoman Julie Scurfield founded the Amazons girls' side 12 years ago at a...

  • Wanted: Space volunteers to lie in bed and get paid for it

    Wanted: Space volunteers to lie in bed and get paid for it

    French scientists studying microgravity are looking for 24 men willing to carry out all bodily functions in bed for 60 days whilst earning €16,000, according to The Guardian.  Researchers at The Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology in...

  • Cuban zoologist raises two chimpanzees in her Havana home

    Cuban zoologist raises two chimpanzees in her Havana home

    A zoologist in Cuba has spent the last year raising two baby chimpanzees in her home. During that time, Ada and Aduma have broken Marta Llanes's television and computer keyboard, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her...

  • Dead whale washes up on New York City beach

    Dead whale washes up on New York City beach

    Officials are trying to determine what happened to a humpback whale after it washed up on Rockaway Beach in Queens. See video above. 

  • Avoids jail over revenge porn internet posts

    Avoids jail over revenge porn internet posts

    A revenge pornography offender in the UK who posted a series of "vile, aggressive" lewd comments on an X-rated website next to pictures of women he knew has been spared jail. Unemployed Oliver Whiting, 37, took innocent pictures from two victims'...

  • Diamond sold for $71.2 million, record for any jewel

    Diamond sold for $71.2 million, record for any jewel

    A 59.6 carat diamond known as the Pink Star has sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, setting a world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. The oval mixed-cut diamond smashed the 60 million US...

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