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  • Sea weed? No, that's marijuana

    Sea weed? No, that's marijuana

    A 52-year-old man called emergency services after finding a bale of marijuana washed up on a Florida beach. Jeff Stolowitz said he was walking on Daytona Beach when he spotted the object, shaped like a giant cigar. As he got closer, he saw a...

  • Cambodia bans breast milk exports

    Cambodia bans breast milk exports

    Cambodia has banned the export of breast milk, putting a stop to the business of a US-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States. The decision was welcomed by United Nations child agency UNICEF, worried at a decline in...

  • Daily Mail in Legs-it sexism storm

    Daily Mail in Legs-it sexism storm

    British politicians have lambasted the Daily Mail for "moronic" sexism after it splashed a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's legs across the front page with the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won...

  • Presenter loses new pound coin down back of BBC breakfast sofa

    Presenter loses new pound coin down back of BBC breakfast sofa

    BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker found himself searching for money behind the show's red sofa during a segment on the new pound coin. Walker, 40, and co-host Louise Minchin, 48, were given two of the 12-sided coins by the Royal Mint to show...

  • United Airlines under fire over "Leggings-gate"

    United Airlines under fire over "Leggings-gate"

    United Airlines has been swept up in a social media firestorm, being called "Leggings-gate."  The company is responding to fierce backlash after a series of viral tweets over the weekend that alleged United prohibited two young girls from boarding...

  • 250 couples race in Thailand's Running of the Brides

    250 couples race in Thailand's Running of the Brides

    Some 250 couples in wedding dresses and suits raced through a Bangkok park yesterday in the annual "Running of the Brides" to compete for $28,000 in wedding prizes. Sirada Thamwanna, 29, said she was exhausted after winning the four kilometre (2.5...

  • Terrorist attack foiled after gunman gets stuck in traffic

    Terrorist attack foiled after gunman gets stuck in traffic

    A terrorist attack on a seminar in the southern Indian city of Bangalore was allegedly averted after the assailant got stuck in the city's legendary traffic jams.  The 2005 attack was meant to coincide with an attack on the city's Institute of...

  • Stranded for days, woman began making farewell videos

    Stranded for days, woman began making farewell videos

    A college student who was stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon said she began making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Amber VanHecke, 24, said she was trying to find an Arizona hiking trail but was led astray...

  • Reduction, population 60, up for sale for $1.5m

    Reduction, population 60, up for sale for $1.5m

    Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking. The aptly named town is home to 60 residents, down...

  • Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Scientists in Germany have switched on what is being described as the world's largest artificial sun - a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels. The giant honeycomb-like set-up of 149 spotlights -...

  • Religious TV channel shocks viewers with 30 minutes of hardcore porn

    Religious TV channel shocks viewers with 30 minutes of hardcore porn

    A Senegalese Islamic channel shocked viewers with half an hour of hardcore pornography in the middle of the day, in what the TV station has attributed to a "criminal act". Privately run Touba TV generally broadcasts religious programs, including...

  • Endangered elephant electrocuted by power pole in Cambodia

    Endangered elephant electrocuted by power pole in Cambodia

    An endangered wild elephant has died in Cambodia after a power pole fell and electrocuted it, a park ranger said. Nup Thet, a ranger at Wildlife Alliance, said the three-ton animal was killed in the jungle near Cardamom National Park. Cambodia is...

  • Indian rivers given same status as humans

    Indian rivers given same status as humans

    Two of India's most famous rivers have been given the status of living entities to save them from further harm caused by widespread pollution. The High Court in the northern state of Uttarakhand ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna rivers - considered...

  • Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai "piggy bank" turtle

    Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai "piggy bank" turtle

    A 25-year-old Thai sea turtle has died from blood poisoning, having never recovered from an operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach, thrown into her pool for good luck, veterinarians said. The green turtle named Omsin, "piggy bank" in Thai,...

  • Russian opposition leader doused in bright green liquid

    Russian opposition leader doused in bright green liquid

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been doused in bright green liquid by an unknown assailant in the Siberian city of Barnaul. Mr Navalny tweeted: "I will be opening a headquarters in Barnaul as if I am from the film The Mask! Cool.

  • Liam Gallagher in Twitter rant against brother Noel

    Liam Gallagher in Twitter rant against brother Noel

    Ex-Oasis star Liam Gallagher has attacked his brother Noel, questioning his singing abilities and calling him fake. The pair have been engaged in a long-standing feud since the band, famous for hits such as Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger...

  • Meet the real-life Rapunzel - with two metre-long hair

    Meet the real-life Rapunzel - with two metre-long hair

    A 23-year-old woman from Riga has been dubbed the real-life Rapunzel. She has trimmed but never cut her hair, and it is now longer than herself as 2.3 metres. Washing it takes planning and time. See more in the video above.

  • Trump 'bad dude' who should be sent to Guantanamo, former inmate says

    Trump 'bad dude' who should be sent to Guantanamo, former inmate says

    Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg has said Donald Trump is one of the "bad dudes" who should be sent to the internment camp in Cuba. Speaking from a stage in Parliament Square as part of the March Against Racism, Begg referenced a speech...

  • Knee-steering driver avoids jail term over 'complete buffoonery'

    Knee-steering driver avoids jail term over 'complete buffoonery'

    A 1.98 metre-tall car dealer who drove a small convertible while sitting on the headrest, steering with his knees and waving to other drivers has narrowly escaped jail. Adam Elliott, 26, also stood up at times as he drove the Ford Ka through...

  • Baby helps couple retrieve missing wedding ring

    Baby helps couple retrieve missing wedding ring

    A baby has helped reunite a married couple with a wedding ring they had given up as lost. Andy Freeman, 33, and his 28-year-old wife Steph had searched their Norwich home from top to bottom when Mr Freeman's wedding band went missing last year,...

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