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  • Animal blessing in Mexico, Rhinos on the loose in Israel

    Animal blessing in Mexico, Rhinos on the loose in Israel

    This week's animal stories feature a blessing for animals big and small in Mexico, rhinos on the loose in Israel, injured kangaroo joeys on the mend, and bears taking a cool dip at a Rio zoo. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Prized 1882 rifle blended into tree

    Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted, but once-prized Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. The Model 1873 gun, manufactured in 1882, was found leaning against a juniper...

  • Pope Francis - the musical

    Pope Francis - the musical

    Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines takes the stage as Filipino actors and priests re-enact his life in musical-form. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Mother 'set fire to baby in road'

    A woman accused of setting fire to her newborn baby girl in the middle of a road has been charged with murder. Burlington County prosecutors said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, New Jersey, was in custody on $500,000 bail.

  • Never too old to fight

    Never too old to fight

    Kateryna Bilyk may look like a usual granny wearing a traditional headscarf. But there is nothing typical about the 67-year-old pensioner. The retired math teacher is now ready to take up arms for Ukraine. And the training was not exactly what she...

  • Pedigree chumps police rug for sale

    Police in Florida had their tails between their legs after a rug ordered for their HQ was found to read In Dog We Trust, instead of In God We Trust. The forest green rug with the sheriff's gold badge was in the entrance area of the building in...

  • Boat chased by a hippo

    Boat chased by a hippo

    This footage of a hippopotamus which suddenly emerged, jaws-like, from the sea behind a boat went viral on YouTube today. The boat, on an African park tour, managed to outrun the animal and no one was injured.  

  • McDonalds tries healthy approach

    McDonalds tries healthy approach

    McDonalds tests new cafe in Sydney where quinoa salad replaces burgers and fries. Julie Noce reports.

  • Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus

    Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus

    Every dog has its day - at least on one Seattle bus route. A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed...

  • Swiss clamp down on cross-border pizza delivery

    Switzerland's frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighbouring Germany dashed. Around a year ago the Swiss customs administration scrapped an...

  • Elephant attacks car

    Elephant attacks car

    No one was injured when an elephant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand went on rampage and attacked a car.   Park chief Kanchit Srinoppawan said the aggressive behaviour was the result of the mating season. The attack was filmed from inside the...

  • Crocodile bile in beer kills 69

    Crocodile bile in beer kills 69

    Crocodile bile is believed to have been put into traditional beer at a funeral in Mozambique, killing 69 people. The deadly greenish-brown liquid, produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, is thought to have been put into beer that...

  • Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic

    A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for...

  • Cell phone video shows handgun in toddler's mouth in Indiana

    Cell phone video shows handgun in toddler's mouth in Indiana

      An Indiana couple has been charged with child neglect after cell phone video obtained by authorities showed the pair telling a one-year-old baby to put a gun in her mouth.  The baby makes firing sounds, as instructed by her mother, 22-year-old...

  • Cow unimpressed by Joseph Calleja's singing

    Cow unimpressed by Joseph Calleja's singing

    A cow was clearly unimpressed when tenor Joseph Calleja treated her to an exclusive performance in a windswept Cornwall field. Calleja, who has a sense of humour as strong as his voice, promptly uploaded a recording of the 'performance' on his...

  • Panic as boa slithers out of toilet at San Diego office

    Panic as boa slithers out of toilet at San Diego office

    A boa constrictor caused panic at a downtown San Diego office when it crawled out of a toilet after apparently slithering down a pipe from an upstairs apartment. Stephanie Lasca, co-founder of the firm Vertical PR + Marketing, went to use the...

  • Chips are down

    Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes and are now serving alternatives such as deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of the...

  • Panda Bao Bao enjoys first snowfall

    Panda Bao Bao enjoys first snowfall

    US National Zoo's Panda Bao Bao encounters snow for the first time and spends the morning tumbling. Vanessa Johnston reports.

  • Mexico says drug gang members ate human hearts

    Mexico says drug gang members ate human hearts

    A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder victims as part of a gruesome initiation rite to root out infiltrators, a government security official said, citing witness testimony. For much of the past year,...

  • In hot water

    A naked man broke into two homes, drank booze and used a hot tub at one of them, police in Oregon said. Officers received a 911 call from a woman who was house-sitting in Keizer when she was awakened by noises coming from the laundry room. As she...

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