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  • Nude Pakistan motorcyclist gets dressing down as video goes viral

    A Pakistani motorcyclist has been arrested in the eastern city of Lahore after police caught him riding naked along a busy road, days after a video of his exploits went viral on social media. Police got word on Saturday that Shehroz Khan, 20, was...

  • Woman fills village with dolls

    Woman fills village with dolls

      A Japanese woman has filled a village with dolls as the population in the area declines. Chris Meyers reports. The taciturn dolls are scattered around the town of Nagoro and vastly outnumber the 35 human residents. They are all creations of...

  • Reports of paper's demise premature

    The historic Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain cut his journalistic teeth is back in publication for the first time in three decades, and its owners plan to uphold tradition by offering more than just real news. The Territorial Enterprise was...

  • Rare giant tortoise births hailed

    For the first time in a century, babies of the endangered Pinzon giant tortoise have been born in the wild in the Galapagos islands, scientists said. An expedition in 1970 found only 19 adult tortoises on the archipelago's Pinzon island, averaging...

  • Owl's reign of terror halted

    A falconer has captured an aggressive eagle owl that terrorised a Dutch town by swooping out of the sky and sinking its talons into people's heads. The bird earned the nickname "terror owl" in Purmerend, 20 kilometres north of Amsterdam where it...

  • Costa Rica volcano awakens after 20 years

    Costa Rica volcano awakens after 20 years

    Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts, sprinkling ash that reached as far as the capital San Jose some 50 kilometres away. Vanessa Johnston reports.  

  • Elephant Day in Thailand

    Elephant Day in Thailand

    Elephants in Ayutthaya, Thailand, north of Bangkok, were treated to a fruit buffet today as elephant handlers known as 'mahouts' celebrated National Elephant Day. The celebration, chaired by Ayutthaya's Govenor Apichart Todilokvech, kicked off...

  • 300-year-old pretzels unearthed

    Two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old - and they are little different to the doughy product available today. Dorothee Ott, spokeswoman for the Bavarian...

  • Pakistan seizes Qatari prince's prized falcons for illegal hunting

    Pakistan seizes Qatari prince's prized falcons for illegal hunting

    Wildlife officials in Pakistan fined a Qatari prince and seized two of his prized hunting falcons after he was discovered illegally hunting a rare bird species. The confiscated falcons - which can be worth upwards of $250,000 each - were released...

  • Mass grave unearthed beneath Paris supermarket

    Mass grave unearthed beneath Paris supermarket

      Archaeologists have unearthed a mass grave from medieval times hidden in the cellar of a busy Paris supermarket, discovered during renovation work. Some 150 skeletons were found, set in three parallel rows, neatly arranged in separate burial...

  • Troops injured in lightning strike

    Thirty-one Brazilian soldiers on the presidential security detail were injured when they were struck by lightning while on a military drill. The incident occurred yesterday afternoon in the capital Brasilia. The Army said the lightning struck...

  • Teacher 'taped pupils' mouths shut'

    Education authorities in Poland are investigating allegations that a primary school teacher taped children's mouths shut to silence them. A suspicious mother secretly recorded the teacher's classes and in the recordings, published by TVN24, a...

  • Romania says sorry to German foreign minister for map gaffe

    Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu has apologised to his visiting German counterpart for handing him a booklet during a televised news conference that mixed up a map of Germany with one of France on the cover. Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a...

  • 'Murder at Crufts' dog poisoning claim hits world's biggest dog show

    The world's biggest dog show was thrust into a murder mystery fit for an Agatha Christie novel when a champion Irish setter died after its owner said it had been fed steak laced with poison. The death of three-year-old Jagger rocked Britain's...

  • Egypt investigates explicit video filmed at the pyramids

    Egypt investigates explicit video filmed at the pyramids

    Egypt is investigating how foreign tourists managed to film a pornographic video near the Giza pyramids, the government said. "There is unlawful footage of pornographic scenes in the area of the pyramids made by a foreign female tourist,"...

  • Police can't crack egg pelting case

    An 85-year-old man says his Ohio home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police have not been able to crack the case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbours, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells...

  • UK Video - Car stolen from showroom in 60 seconds

    UK Video - Car stolen from showroom in 60 seconds

    Surrey Police released this footage of ram-raiders stealing a  vintage racing car from a showroom in the space of 60 seconds. The raiders reversed a Land Rover Defender into a glass-fronted specialist car showroom, then used chains to attach the...

  • Ancient mummified monk found inside golden Buddha

    Ancient mummified monk found inside golden Buddha

    A gold statue of Buddha housed at Hungary's Natural History Museum has been found to contain the mummified body of an ancient Chinese monk believed to be nearly 1,000 years old. Monika Kiss Stefan of Hungary's Natural History museum where the...

  • Punches thrown in Ukraine parliament

    Punches thrown in Ukraine parliament

    A brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament yesterday with deputies throwing punches and shouting abuse at one another. At the centre of the scuffles was leader of Ukraine's populist Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, who took exception to the presence...

  • Boy 'hits brother with stolen car'

    A nine-year-old boy ended up in hospital after his 10-year-old brother apparently ran him over with a stolen car in Michigan in the US, authorities said. Roscommon County sheriff's department responded early on Sunday after a woman called to...

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