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  • Prince Charles's car collides with deer

    Prince Charles's car collides with deer

    The Prince of Wales's car has been involved in a collision with a deer at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, according to reports. Charles - the Duke of Rothesay, as he is known while in Scotland - is said to be unhurt following the...

  • Endangered Hawaiian crow's newly discovered tool use 'of great significance'

    Endangered Hawaiian crow's newly discovered tool use 'of great significance'

    A Hawaiian crow on the edge of extinction has joined the elite group of birds known to use tools. Understanding the Alala crow's newly discovered talent could aid attempts to save the critically endangered bird, which only survives in captivity,...

  • European Space Agency satellite maps more than one billion stars in Milky Way

    European Space Agency satellite maps more than one billion stars in Milky Way

    A European satellite has mapped the precise position and brightness of more than a billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The European Space Agency's Gaia observatory is undertaking the most detailed 3D survey ever made of the...

  • Watch: Rivers of blood in Dhaka following Eid animal sacrifices

    Watch: Rivers of blood in Dhaka following Eid animal sacrifices

    Streets in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have turned crimson with the blood of animals slaughtered as part of rituals for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.  Dhaka regularly floods during the rainy season, and authorities keen to minimise...

  • Politician wins election days after killing himself

    Politician wins election days after killing himself

    Days after killing himself, a vocal campaigner for gun rights and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won a New York primary election. Assemblyman Bill Nojay was facing a fraud trial in Cambodia and was reportedly under FBI...

  • Town fails to bring home 'the Bacon'

    Town fails to bring home 'the Bacon'

    A Vermont town has failed in its bid to bring home the bacon for its third annual Baconfest - Kevin Bacon, that is. The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce launched a social media blitz last month inviting the Hollywood star to Saturday's...

  • Barcelona striker Neymar leaps into world of music

    Barcelona striker Neymar leaps into world of music

    Barcelona striker Neymar is making a leap into the world of music. The Brazilian footballer said he will post his first song on his Facebook account on Wednesday. Neymar tweeted in Portuguese: "Wednesday I start my music career." He referred to...

  • Slow-moving train brings runners' dream to a halt

    Slow-moving train brings runners' dream to a halt

    A slow-moving train in Pennsylvania might have brought some runners' dreams of the Boston Marathon to a halt. Lehigh Valley Health Network's Via Marathon was in full swing on Sunday when a slow train crossed the race course near Allentown,...

  • Sindy doll is back but with more realitic new body shape

    Sindy doll is back but with more realitic new body shape

    The Sindy doll is back on sale in the UK after an almost 10-year absence and with a healthy new body shape. Sindy, who claimed 80% of the fashion doll market at her peak in 1985 after she was launched as a more demure rival to the glamorous...

  • Internet raises $250,000 for 89-year-old ice lolly vendor

    Internet raises $250,000 for 89-year-old ice lolly vendor

    An 89-year-old ice lolly vendor in Chicago has landed a $250,000 windfall, after a customer touched by his work ethic asked the internet for donations on his behalf. Fidencio Sanchez has been wheeling his ice lolly cart around the streets of...

  • Watch: Giant meteorite discovered in Argentina could be world's second-largest

    Watch: Giant meteorite discovered in Argentina could be world's second-largest

    A meteorite believed to be the world's second-largest has been discovered in Argentina, local media has reported.  The 30-tonne space rock was found buried in the province of Chaco, some 800 km north-west of Buenos Aires.  Explorers made the...

  • Sailor who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth aboard aircraft carrier

    Sailor who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth aboard aircraft carrier

    A US navy officer deployed to the Middle East only realised she was pregnant after going into labour aboard an aircraft carrier.  The third class petty officer gave birth to a baby girl aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower early on Sunday, nine...

  • Venomous spider stows away in shipping container

    Venomous spider stows away in shipping container

    Workers at a UK manufacturing firm have found a venomous tropical spider stowed inside a shipping container. The huge arachnid was found at the company in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, and concerned staff called animal welfare officers,...

  • Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after earthquake

    Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after earthquake

    Italian fire fighters have rescued a cat named Pietro  more than two weeks after an earthquake struck central Italy which killed nearly 300 people. Fire brigade officers had accompanied the cat's owners to retrieve their belongings from their...

  • Paramedics find human heart in a field, but can't trace its rightful owner

    Paramedics find human heart in a field, but can't trace its rightful owner

    Police are used to handling cases concerning missing items or persons. But even the most hardened cop might be flummoxed by this ticker twister. Police in Ohio, USA are scratching their heads after an ambulance crew reported finding a fresh human...

  • Watch: Goalkeeper saves three penalties in 32 minutes

    Watch: Goalkeeper saves three penalties in 32 minutes

    Saving one penalty makes a goalkeeper a strong contender for man of the match. But making not two, but three penalty saves in 90 minutes is a sure-fire way of becoming a club legend. Dundee United goalkeeper Cammy Bell parried his way into...

  • Man robs bank to get arrested and away from his wife

    Man robs bank to get arrested and away from his wife

    A 70-year-old man in Kansas robbed a bank and then waited for police to arrive, saying he would rather go to jail than spend another minute with his wife.  Lawrence John Ripple told his wife following a fight that "he'd rather be in jail than at...

  • Clown sightings scary, admits horror author Stephen King

    Clown sightings scary, admits horror author Stephen King

    A spate of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina has perplexed police and worried parents, but their frightening appearance was no surprise to best-selling US horror author Stephen King. King, whose 1986 novel "It" tells the story of a...

  • I spy red trucks driving

    I spy red trucks driving

    Red trucks driving through Jackson, Wyoming, are becoming internet famous. Live webcam video of a busy intersection near the Jackson Town Square has gripped the online masses. More than 2,000 people have been watching the stream on YouTube that...

  • Community work for boy who joked with toy grenade

    Community work for boy who joked with toy grenade

    A German court has ordered a 15-year-old boy to do community work and write an essay titled Why You Shouldn't Make Jokes With Toy Weapons after he threw a fake hand grenade in front of a teacher and shouted "Allahu akbar". The teenager, a Moroccan...

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