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  • China's 'face-kini' gets a new design

    China's 'face-kini' gets a new design

    Face masks worn on the beaches of China to prevent sun damage and jellyfish stings get a new design. Julie Noce reports.

  • Police video shows plane landing on highway

    Police video shows plane landing on highway

    A small skydiving plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway on Sunday, leaving the instructor with minor injuries. Video of the incident, released by Stafford Township police, appeared to show the aircraft gliding onto...

  • Prison for sale

    Prison for sale

    For less than €250,000, you can buy a Polish prison in the town of Leczyca. Gavino Garay reports.

  • 'Cake' beating death: pair charged

    The mother and uncle of a nine-year-old US boy who was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating birthday cake without permission have been charged over his death. Police arrested Oriana Garcia, 26, and Jacob Barajas, 23, and charged them with...

  • Chinese woman is dogs' best friend - saving dogs facing slaughter for food

    Chinese woman is dogs' best friend - saving dogs facing slaughter for food

    Meet Yang Xiaoyun - not your average pet owner. For years, she's devoted her life to looking after vulnerable dogs… Lots of them. In fact, she's now got around 3,000 at her home in the northern city of Tianjin, China. Even more remarkable,...

  • "Life-saving" rats to sniff out deadly landmines

    "Life-saving" rats to sniff out deadly landmines

    Pit, only two and with just one eye, needed only 11 minutes before he detected a deadly mine buried in a Cambodian field, work that humans with metal detectors could have taken up to five days to investigate. But Pit is not human. He is part of a...

  • UK's Prince Philip caught on camera swearing at photographer

    UK's Prince Philip caught on camera swearing at photographer

    Prince Philip, the 94-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth well-known for occasional verbal gaffes, was caught on camera swearing at a photographer yesterday. At an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain between the...

  • Flight diverted as husband punches wife on plane

    Flight diverted as husband punches wife on plane

    A British Airways flight from London to Houston made an emergency landing in Boston after a passenger allegedly assaulted his wife and punched her. The unruly passenger was reportedly intoxicated. Several other passengers intervened and held the...

  • Veteran’s wartime medals stolen

    Veteran’s wartime medals stolen

    UK police have appealed for help to hunt down burglars who targeted the home of a 97-year-old war veteran while he was in hospital. William Fearn and his family are said to be distraught after his service medals were taken from his home in Hodge...

  • Canadian goes airborne in lawn chair lifted by helium balloons

    A Canadian man who parachuted from a flying lawn chair powered by helium balloons is facing police charges. Daniel Booria of Calgary was charged with mischief after he tied more than 100 helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair, strapped a parachute...

  • ‘Pawesome’ day for student and dog

    ‘Pawesome’ day for student and dog

    A student and his dog donned graduation robes today after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree. Jack Proctor, 34, joined forces with cocker spaniel Fudge to complete a series of assignments as he studied for his BDes (Hons) in...

  • Black hole near star fires out x-rays in rare occurrence

    Black hole near star fires out x-rays in rare occurrence

    A rare phenomenon was spotted on June 15 when a NASA satellite measured a large burst of x-rays coming from a black hole, being circled by a star some 8,000 light-years away from Earth. The black hole, which sits in V404 Cygni binary system, had...

  • Squirrels use nuts to solve puzzles

    Squirrels use nuts to solve puzzles

    Squirrels have shown scientists they really know how to ‘use their nuts’ when searching for food. A group of five grey squirrels surprised researchers with the speed at which they solved a puzzle involving hidden hazelnuts. The intelligence test...

  • A new hot dog eating champion is crowned in Brooklyn

    A new hot dog eating champion is crowned in Brooklyn

    A new men's champion will relish victory after being crowned in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Newcomer 23-year old Matt Stonie upset eight-time winner Joey Chestnut. Stonie grabbed the famed...

  • Japan surveys expanding new island

    Japan surveys expanding new island

    The Japanese Coast Guard sends ships to take a closer look at recently-formed island still growing because of volcanic activity. Paul Chapman reports.  

  • Piggy balloon saves pilot's bacon

    The pilot of a pig-shaped hot-air balloon had a lucky escape when it crashed into a tree and caught fire at a festival in Utah. Erwin Oertli suffered only minor burns to his face. He was treated at the scene and released. The balloons were rising...

  • Woman's ankle broken as dolphin flies into boat off California

    Woman's ankle broken as dolphin flies into boat off California

    A woman celebrating her wedding anniversary suffered a broken ankle and other injuries when a big dolphin leapt out of the water and crashed onto her boat. The incident happened in Southern California. The dolphin continued thrashing and bleeding...

  • Man who dismembered lover joins dating site

    Man who dismembered lover joins dating site

    A Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing his body parts to schools and political parties has joined a matchmaking website for inmates. Luka Magnotta's profile was posted on Canadian...

  • Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    A pink flamingo in Brazil has a new leg to stand on - an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in south-eastern Brazil say this week they think it is the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The six-year-old Chilean flamingo at the...

  • China shows off new panda twins

    China shows off new panda twins

    China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot. Still mostly hairless and with their eyes yet to open, the sisters were met by adoring...

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