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  • Flood destroys home of Christian leader who claimed God sends natural disasters to punish gay people

    Flood destroys home of Christian leader who claimed God sends natural disasters to punish gay people

    A flood has destroyed the Louisiana home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays, according to the UK Independent newspaper. Tony Perkins, president of the controversial Christian group Family Research...

  • Grave error: Cemetery puts men in wrong plots

    Grave error: Cemetery puts men in wrong plots

    Officials are trying to find a solution after a Rhode Island cemetery buried two men in the wrong plots, with one family wanting their loved one to stay put while the other wants their relative put in the grave they picked. In October, a...

  • Niagara Falls zip line adds zing to natural wonder

    Niagara Falls zip line adds zing to natural wonder

    Niagara Falls has become the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering thrill-seekers the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge towards churning mist at speeds topping 40mph. The elevated cable rides have evolved from a novel way to...

  • Glass-coated kite strings cut children's throats

    Glass-coated kite strings cut children's throats

    Three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites, Indian police said. A three-year-old girl travelling with her parents in a car...

  • Pilot spends night stuck up in tree

    Pilot spends night stuck up in tree

    The pilot of an ultralight aircraft in Germany spent more than 12 hours stuck up a tree after rescuers were unable to reach him overnight. The man crash-landed in the tree about 19 miles east of Stuttgart, police in the south-western state of...

  • Extinct marsupial lion 'used huge thumb claw to kill prey'

    Extinct marsupial lion 'used huge thumb claw to kill prey'

    An extinct marsupial lion had a unique and savage hunting style, using its teeth to restrain a victim before ripping it apart with huge thumb claws, research suggests. The strategy is the opposite of that used by present day lions, which hold prey...

  • Curious adventure for Lilly the dog after following rabbit down the drain

    Curious adventure for Lilly the dog after following rabbit down the drain

    A dog has been rescued by fire crews after becoming stuck while chasing a rabbit down a small drainpipe. Firefighters had to dig Lilly the Jack Russell out of the 8in pipe after she became trapped on farmland at Easton, near Wells,...

  • Army tank falls off bridge, killing three soldiers

    Army tank falls off bridge, killing three soldiers

    A military tank fell off a bridge and overturned in a creek in Taiwan today. Three soldiers were reported dead and one survived after being sent to a local hospital.  The tank was being driven to base after a military drill when the accident...

  • Watch: Wakeboarder flips through flooded Russian street

    Watch: Wakeboarder flips through flooded Russian street

    A Russian wakeboarder showed off his skills on the city streets after heavy rains caused flooding in Moscow. Enjoy the video above. 

  • Explosive chilli-powder condoms used to keep elephants at bay

    Explosive chilli-powder condoms used to keep elephants at bay

    Conservationists in Tanzania are using an unorthodox way of keeping elephants from wandering into human settlements - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at them. The method has proved effective and Honeyguide Foundation, which hit upon...

  • Watch: Last Riviera Hotel tower demolished in Las Vegas

    Watch: Last Riviera Hotel tower demolished in Las Vegas

    The last tower of the famous Riviera Hotel and Casino has been reduced to a pile of rubble on the Las Vegas Strip. The 2.30am demolition of the Monte Carlo wing came two months after the taller Monaco tower was levelled the same way. The...

  • Watch: Overhead TV camera falls in Olympic park, injures three

    Watch: Overhead TV camera falls in Olympic park, injures three

    At least three people are injured when a television camera suspended by cables falls to the ground out of the sky in the Olympic Park in Rio outside the basketball arena. Ashraf Fahim reports.

  • Watch: Squirrel caught in nutty situation saved

    Watch: Squirrel caught in nutty situation saved

    Emergency responders in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a squirrel that was caught in a nutty situation. Members of Enfield Emergency Medical Services responded after the rodent got its head stuck in what appeared to be a plastic or paper...

  • Tastiest girl honours for girl with 43 mosquito bites

    A nine-year-old girl has triumphed at the Russian Mosquito Festival in the town of Berezniki, winning the "tastiest girl" category with 43 bites to show for going berry-picking in the forest with her mother. Irina Ilyukhina was awarded a ceramic...

  • Inverclyde teachers seeing double as 15 sets of twins start school

    Inverclyde teachers seeing double as 15 sets of twins start school

    Primary teachers will see double this week as 15 sets of twins start school in one local authority area. When the bell rings to begin the new term in Inverclyde on Wednesday, there will be more than 80 sets of twins in primary schools across the...

  • Man banned from ordering pizza by Florida judge

    Man banned from ordering pizza by Florida judge

    Pizza might be among Americans' favourite food, but Florida man Randy Riddle will now have to cook up his own if he wants to taste a slice. 49-year-old Riddle was barred from ordering pizza by a judge earlier this week after being charged with...

  • 'Kissathon' at Sainsbury store where gay couple were ejected

    'Kissathon' at Sainsbury store where gay couple were ejected

    Scores of people carrying rainbow flags and speaker systems packed the aisles of a Sainsbury's Local store in London to stage a mass "kissathon" in protest after a gay couple were ejected from the supermarket for holding hands. Thomas Rees, 32,...

  • Pot-a-loo: Oregon man finds portable toilet crammed with marijuana plants

    Pot-a-loo: Oregon man finds portable toilet crammed with marijuana plants

    A man strolling through a park in southern Oregon, USA was bemused to discover a portable toilet stuffed to the seams with marijuana plants.  The passer-by reported the discovery to police in Rogue River, who subsequently posted a photo of the...

  • German town's new wine queen is actually a man

    German town's new wine queen is actually a man

    For more than a century, the little grape-growing town of Kesten in southern Germany has bestowed the title of "wine queen" on its most respected wine ambassadors.  But interest in the title has dwindled to such an extent that the town has now...

  • She texts and drives ... while steering with her feet

    She texts and drives ... while steering with her feet

    Texting while driving is a notoriously common sight on Maltese roads. But even the most brazen of local motorists might think twice before copying this Philadelphia driver.  In video sent to Philadelphia news network 6 ABC, a driver can be seen...

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