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  • Sandwich-making fox, camel chased down highway

    Sandwich-making fox, camel chased down highway

    Personality is everything, and this little chipmunk has it big -- first thing in the morning at that! Now it's time to wake up and watch the wacky animal stories from the week... It's a mad dash down an Abu Dhabi highway... Likewise for the...

  • Tattoos disrupt Apple watches

    Tattoos disrupt Apple watches

      Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc's first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. Tattooed owners of Apple Watch have found that their inked skin confuses the...

  • Sea lion puts fisherman in hospital

    A sea lion jumped from the water as a man posed for a photo on his boat with a large fish and pulled him overboard. Dan Carlin is still recovering more than three weeks after the incident in Mission Bay, San Diego. He told how his wife Trish had...

  • Germans switch sausage for soya over green, health concerns

    Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming. Meat consumption is stable or declining in most developed...

  • Back pain linked to ape ancestors

    People with closer links to their ape ancestors may be more prone to a common cause of back pain, a study has shown. Evidence suggests that individuals with chimpanzee-like vertebrae are at greater risk of suffering a slipped disc. Bad backs may...

  • Peru celebrates native percussion instrument, the cajon

    Peru celebrates native percussion instrument, the cajon

    A lively celebration as Peruvians hold festival in honour of the cajon drum, and attempt to break the Guinness record for Largest Cajon Ensemble. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Speedy pigs, rare baby baboon make their mark

    Speedy pigs, rare baby baboon make their mark

    This little piggie went to Devon, England to join other piggies in a political race to the finish. They call him David Hameron... and he went snout-to-snout with four other micropigs, representing the political parties seeking election on May...

  • Fishermen's giant stingray catch

    Fishermen's giant stingray catch

    A group of fishermen working in the northern Tumbe region of Peru made a big find at the weekend - an enormous stingray which local media have reported weighs one tonne. The ray was found in the La Crove cove in northern waters near the border...

  • US fugitive gives up after 40 years

    A 66-year-old man who had been on the run from jail in the US for four decades has called police and given himself up. Frail and tired of leading a secret life, Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The officer who answered...

  • Darth Vader goes gold in Japan

    Darth Vader goes gold in Japan

    The Star Wars universe's black-suited villain has gotten a gold makeover. Japanese jeweller Ginza Tanaka unveiled a gold Darth Vader mask as well as commemorative coins, ahead of the newest Star Wars film which is set for release later in the...

  • Coffee spill behind Serbian president's airplane scare

    Blamed initially on 'engine failure', it emerged today that a government jet carrying Serbia's president to Italy last week was forced to turn back when the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instrument board. Advisers to President Tomislav Nikolic...

  • Japanese train breaks speed record

    Japanese train breaks speed record

    A Japanese maglev which is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375mph (603kph) in a test run today, surpassing its previous record of 361mph (581kph) set in 2003.The...

  • Raccoon hangs out at top of crane

    Raccoon hangs out at top of crane

    A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto by climbing a crane about 698ft up a skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry adventurer peering from between the metallic rungs of a crane 58 storeys high. The photo...

  • Space station gets espresso machine

    Space station gets espresso machine

    The SpaceX supply ship has arrived at the International Space Station, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. The space station crew captured the Dragon capsule this morning - three days after its...

  • Carp fish 'attack' rowing team in the US

    Carp fish 'attack' rowing team in the US

    A university rowing team came under attack in St Louis, by giant flying fish. Amateur video showed the giant Asian carp shooting out of the water in a frenzy, forcing the team to stop its practice row.

  • Cleaners find ancient Peru mummy

    Cleaners find ancient Peru mummy

    Cleaners at Peru's ancient city of Chan Chan have discovered the remains of a Pre-Incan mummy dumped near rubbish in a cardboard box, local media reported. The mummy was found by chance after a curious cleaner opened up the mysterious box wrapped...

  • Giacometti sculpture could fetch record $130 million at auction

    A 1947 Giacometti sculpture is poised to set a record next month when it hits the auction block for the first time ever and is expected to sell for $130 million, Christie's said. The 70-inch (180-cm) bronze, "Pointing Man," is one of only a...

  • Space coffee mission has lift-off

    SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the private company's third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed. The first-stage...

  • Guard's embarrassing slip

    Guard's embarrassing slip

    A guard outside Buckingham Palace slipped during the changing of the guard while hundreds of tourists looked on. He did not appear to be injured.         

  • Giraffe cam shows birth of new calf

    The newest giraffe at Dallas Zoo has millions of fans just days after its birth thanks to a camera streaming live video of the calf playing and nuzzling with its mother. The female calf was born on Friday afternoon - weighing 139lb and standing...

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