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  • 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...

  • Watch: Drives in the wrong direction... for six miles!

    Watch: Drives in the wrong direction... for six miles!

    An elderly motorist drove for six miles in the wrong direction on a motorway after he became confused after returning on a flight to the UK. Keith Taylor pulled on to the hard shoulder of the M23 motorway in Sussex before making a U-turn, heading...

  • Mealworms and a side of cricket

    Mealworms and a side of cricket

    A South Korean restaurant is persuading more people to eat insects by mixing extracts from their bodies into food. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Watch: Rio marriage proposal melts hearts

    Watch: Rio marriage proposal melts hearts

    Brazilian women's rugby player Isadora Cerullo melted hearts when she accepted a marriage proposal from her girlfriend at the medals ceremony for the first Olympic rugby sevens competition on Monday. Television cameras and photographers captured...

  • Man cuts off fingerprints to avoid further traffic fines

    Man cuts off fingerprints to avoid further traffic fines

    A 21-year-old Israeli motorist with a long history of traffic violations cut off his fingerprints in an attempt to foil police investigations, the Times of Israel reported.  The unnamed motorist was arrested in Jerusalem last week, after he...

  • Dog 'starts kitchen blaze' after knocking on electric cooker switch

    Dog 'starts kitchen blaze' after knocking on electric cooker switch

    A pet dog is in disgrace after it allegedly started a kitchen fire. Beau, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is believed to have jumped up, knocked a dial and inadvertently turned on the electric hob in a second-floor flat in Browning Road, Dartford,...

  • After 63 years of marriage, husband and wife die within 20 minutes of each other

    After 63 years of marriage, husband and wife die within 20 minutes of each other

    A husband and wife died within 20 minutes of one another side-by-side in a South Dakota nursing home after 63 years of marriage. KSFY-TV said Henry and Jeanette De Lange died at Platte Care Centre. The couple's son, Lee De Lange, said his...

  • Singapore street food vendor gets a Michelin star

    Singapore street food vendor gets a Michelin star

    A Singaporean chef who specialises in soy sauce chicken has become the first-ever street food vendor to be awarded a Michelin star.  Chan Hon Meng's hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle was handed the much-coveted award after...

  • Olympic pool turns green, and officials aren't sure why

    Olympic pool turns green, and officials aren't sure why

    A pool used by Olympic divers in Rio di Janeiro has turned a bright shade of green, and Games organisers say they don't know why. The contrast in colour between adjacent pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre stunned athletes and organisers, with...

  • Free pizza every time Australia wins gold

    Free pizza every time Australia wins gold

    What better way to celebrate an Olympic victory than a delicious pizza? A free pizza, of course, according to a restaurant in Australia. Vapiano restaurant in Australia is promising its customers free pizza, on one condition: Australia has to win...

  • Italian police cook lonely elderly couple a plate of spaghetti

    Italian police cook lonely elderly couple a plate of spaghetti

    Italian police officers summoned to a lonely elderly couple's home cooked them a plate of spaghetti to cheer them up.  The four officers knocked on the door of Michele, 94, and his wife Jole, 89, after neighbours reported hearing them...

  • Watch: Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at Seaworld

    Watch: Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at Seaworld

    A woman trying to take a picture of a dolphin at SeaWorld in Florida with an iPad apparently got a bit too close because it snatched the device right out of her hands. Video shot by another parkgoer shows the dolphin reaching over the side of the...

  • Watch: Woman parks Mercedes on top of a Ferrari

    Watch: Woman parks Mercedes on top of a Ferrari

    A driver may be giving her insurance company an expensive bill after she accidentally backed into a top of the range Ferrari while attempting to parallel park outside a Virginia coffee house. Video being shared online shows the aftermath of the...

  • Love and heartbreak at the Olympics

    Love and heartbreak at the Olympics

    Celebrations for a Thai weightlifter were overshadowed after his grandmother collapsed and died minutes before he won the bronze medal in the 56kg category at the Rio Olympics.  The festive atmosphere - villagers cheering and clapping as Sinphet...

  • Chinese tourist in Germany reports stolen wallet, ends up as refugee instead

    Chinese tourist in Germany reports stolen wallet, ends up as refugee instead

    A Chinese tourist who tried to report a stolen wallet during a visit to Germany unwittingly signed an asylum application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks in the country's burgeoning asylum bureaucracy. The well-dressed 31-year-old,...

  • Passenger leans from train window, killed by another train

    Passenger leans from train window, killed by another train

    A man died yesterday after leaning out of a train window and being hit by another train on the Gatwick Express in London.   A Gatwick Express spokesman said it first received reports about the incident at 5.45pm.   The train had been travelling...

  • Lawn mower racing in England

    Lawn mower racing in England

    Model Jodie Kidd was the official race starter of the 12-Hour Lawn Mower Race 2016 in the English village of Five Oaks on Saturday. Forty- three teams lined up for the highlight of the lawn mower event of the year in West Sussex, the annual...

  • Watch: Thirsty burglar caught helping himself to drink

    Watch: Thirsty burglar caught helping himself to drink

    A burglar helped himself to a drink during a break-in at a milkshake shop. CCTV caught the man slurping down a beverage as he took a break from stealing cash and a television in a branch of Shaketastic in north London. Footage of the raid in...

  • Watch: Cat brought back to life with mouth-to-mouth

    Watch: Cat brought back to life with mouth-to-mouth

    A one-month old kitten, which was about to drown after falling in the water in a Sicilian harbour, was rescued and resuscitated by Italian coast guard.  After diving in to save it, the Italian coast guard gave the cat CPR, including mouth-to-mouth...

  • UFO? Unexplained light hovers over Illinois arch

    UFO? Unexplained light hovers over Illinois arch

    A light that appeared high over St Louis's Gateway Arch is perplexing officials. The mystery started when an Illinois man shot video of the light and shared it with KTVI-TV. After seeing the report, an employee at an Illinois park across the river...

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