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  • Austrian brothel offers free sex in tax protest

    An Austrian brothel is offering customers free sex in a summer-long protest over what its owner sees as punitive tax payments. "We are not paying taxes any more. Effective immediately: Free Entrance! Free Drinks! Free Sex!" the Pascha...

  • Heavy love off the Argentine coast

    Heavy love off the Argentine coast

    It's mating season for endangered southern right whales off Argentina with at least one pair seen flirting this week in waters near the Patagonia shore. Sean Carberry reports.  

  • Basketball star suffers wardrobe malfunction

    US basketball star LeBron James might need to call Janet Jackson to get some advice on how to handle wardrobe malfunctions. Moments before Game 4 of the showpiece NBA finals, James inadvertently exposed himself to millions watching on live...

  • ‘Neglect’ donkey unmoved by help

    ‘Neglect’ donkey unmoved by help

    Scottish animal welfare officers called to an incident of donkey neglect were surprised to discover the creature was a life-sized garden ornament. The Scottish SPCA is not sure if the caller was a practical joker or a short-sighted passer-by who...

  • Shark dies in Florida road crash

    Shark dies in Florida road crash

    A shark has died after the truck it was being transported in crashed off the road. Authorities said the truck was carrying four of the big fish from Marathon, Florida, to an aquarium in New York City when a tyre blew and it ran off the road near...

  • Centipede legs it to a new home

    A giant venomous centipede has a new home in the UK after flying from Antigua in a Briton's dirty washing. Jennie Esler was unaware the Peruvian giant centipede - one of the largest of its kind in the world and toxic to humans - had crawled into...

  • Tortoise shells out for a wheel

    Tortoise shells out for a wheel

    A tortoise that had to have a leg amputated after an accident is back on its feet after having a wheel fitted. Vets had to remove Touche the tortoise’s rear left leg after an accident at home in Bristol. Veterinary surgeon Sonya Miles had the idea...

  • Shark dies in lorry crash

    A shark has died after the lorry it was being transported in crashed off the road. Authorities said the truck was carrying four of the big fish from Marathon, Florida, to an aquarium in New York City when a tyre blew and it ran off the road near...

  • Naked climbers blamed for Malaysia earthquake

    Police have detained four Westerners accused of posing naked to take photos on a Malaysian mountain - an act that has been blamed for causing the earthquake that killed 18 climbers last week. Police obtained a court order to detain them for four...

  • Woman stubs cigarette in reporter's face

    Woman stubs cigarette in reporter's face

    Australia's Nine Network reporter Alex Bernhardt, seen above in the pink jacket on the right, was trying to ask some questions before a court case when a friend of the accused stubbed a cigarette in her face.   Bernhardt was at the court to cover...

  • Woman stubs cigarette in reporter's face

    Woman stubs cigarette in reporter's face

    An Australian journalist is snubbed by a woman who apparently stubbed a lit cigarette in her face, while covering a court case. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Bulldozer rampage destroys cars and house in Australia

    Bulldozer rampage destroys cars and house in Australia

    It may look like the aftermath of a tornado....but all this  was caused by one very angry man....on a stolen bulldozer. Police have arrested the man they say destroyed a house and flattened several cars in Teralba, south of...

  • Lost pigeon Pedro gets helicopter ride home from UK oil rig

    Lost pigeon Pedro gets helicopter ride home from UK oil rig

    A lost racing pigeon which crash-landed on an oil rig in the North Sea after getting lost was airlifted to safety in mainland Scotland in a helicopter, an animal charity said. The exhausted and thin bird, named Pedro by workers on the rig, landed...

  • Melbourne Zoo shows off baby pygmy hippo

    Melbourne Zoo shows off baby pygmy hippo

    A baby pygmy hippopotamus was unveiled to the media at Melbourne zoo today, the first to be born there since 1981, local media reported. The mother, named Petre, gave birth to the healthy male on May 25, her fourth calf overall but first since she...

  • 'Hellboy ' dinosaur revealed

    'Hellboy ' dinosaur revealed

      Scientists had a tough a time getting the remarkable fossil of a dinosaur they dubbed "Hellboy" out of the hard limestone along a Canadian river bank where it was entombed for 68 million years, but the diabolic task proved gratifying. The...

  • US woman pushes for FDA approval of female libido drug

    US woman pushes for FDA approval of female libido drug

      Katherine Campbell, a wife and mother of two young boys, is pushing for Federal Drug Agency approval of flibanserin, an experimental women's libido drug, despite concerns that it increases the risk of fainting and accidental injury, especially...

  • Iglesias hurt in drone stunt

    Iglesias hurt in drone stunt

    Enrique Iglesias was performing to a 12, 000 crowd in Mexico when he decided to take hold of a camera drone taking wide shots. It turned out to be one of his least good ideas. In fact it turned out to be a very bloody affair...the machine sliced...

  • $100,000 cheque awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer

    $100,000 cheque awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer

    A $100,000 cheque is waiting for a mystery woman who donated a rare Apple 1 computer to a Silicon Valley recycling firm. CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California, said on its web site that a woman in her 60s dropped off some electronic goods in April,...

  • Man named God settles lawsuit

    A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognise his name as legitimate. Under the agreement reached in Brooklyn federal court this week, Equifax will enter God...

  • Overcrowded koala colony faces cull

    Overcrowded koala colony faces cull

    A colony of koalas in Cape Otway, southern Australia, may have to be culled for the benefit of the colony as a whole because, according to environmental authorities, their food supply is running out. Rob Muir reports.

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