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  • Dog fills his boots, needs surgery

    A dog in the US is recovering after surgery to remove parts of a pair of calf-high leather boots the animal had eaten. The Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Centre in Philadelphia said the four-year-old mixed breed named Vince ate parts of both...

  • Roof ripped off London double-decker

    Roof ripped off London double-decker

    A London double-decker bus which had its roof ripped off when it smashed into a tree on Kingsway in Central London. The roof of the Number 91 bus "came clean off like a knife through butter" in the freak accident. Five people were injured, with...

  • Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

    Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island's first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to...

  • Watch: Brazil beauty contest loser snatches crown from winner

    A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazonas contest, refusing to accept her loss. Sheislane Hayalla is justifying her reaction by claiming her rival, Carol Toledo,...

  • 'Hogwarts of the east' goes up in China

    'Hogwarts of the east' goes up in China

    A fine arts academy in northern China builds a new building resembling the Hogwarts school from J.K. Rowling's famed Harry Potter series. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Balloon feat pilots land off Mexico

    Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon have landed safely off the coast of Mexico after a nearly 7,000-mile long trip across the Pacific Ocean. Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, of Russia, landed off Baja California, about 300...

  • Run-in as owl swoops to conquer

    A flying fiend which has been attacking joggers in an Oregon park is a notorious barred owl, experts say - a species the US government is spending millions to kill. One runner who was attacked in Salem on January 13 said he thought he was having a...

  • Fury at 'overweight' Oz author obit

    Australia's main national newspaper is facing a worldwide volley of criticism over an obituary calling the nation's most famous author plain and overweight. The Australian's obituary of Colleen McCullough, whose novel The Thorn Birds sold 30...

  • "You gotta go do it"- Will Gadd on climbing Niagara Falls ice wall

    "You gotta go do it"- Will Gadd on climbing Niagara Falls ice wall

    Professional ice climber Will Gadd scaled the world famous Niagara Falls on Tuesday, becoming the first person ever to climb the massive waterfall. "Niagara Falls is the coolest, wildest, largest volume waterfall in the world. It's the best known...

  • Jury allowed to watch Super Bowl

    The judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial said jurors can watch this weekend's Super Bowl but must be vigilant for any mention of him. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh gave jurors...

  • Balloon crew beat duration record

    The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have surpassed a duration record as they approach North America after staying aloft for 138 hours and 27 minutes. Pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of...

  • John Kerry pays for snowfall from grace

    It's snow joke ... Boston's mayor has slapped a $50 fine on US secretary of state John Kerry for leaving the pavement in front of his home buried in the white stuff. Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on shovel-shy householders and businesses after...

  • 7-second delay cost lottery jackpot

    A Quebec man who bought a lottery ticket seven seconds too late to be declared the winner has lost his court bid to appeal over a decision denying him half of the 27 million dollar prize. The Supreme Court of Canada refused today to accept Joel...

  • Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    Florida cat claws his way back from the dead, five days after being buried. Julie Noce reports.

  • Fugitive treasure hunter captured

    A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what has been described as the greatest lost treasure in US history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the run. The US Marshals Service tracked Tommy Thompson to a...

  • Waters running dry at Rio 2016 rowing and canoe site

    Waters running dry at Rio 2016 rowing and canoe site

    Water levels at the lagoon which will host rowing and canoeing competitions in the 2016 Olympics drop as Brazil grapples with its worst drought in 80 years. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • David Beckham whisky advert cleared by UK watchdog

    David Beckham whisky advert cleared by UK watchdog

    The advertising watchdog has cleared the campaign for David Beckham's new whisky following complaints that it was irresponsible for using a celebrity so popular among those too young to drink. The television ad and online video for Haig Club...

  • Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

    Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

      US Coast Guard video captured a plane deploying its airframe parachute system and landing in the water after running out of fuel off Hawaii. The single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft nosedived before levelling out and landing in waters northeast...

  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    The British government is reviewing security procedures after a hoax caller claiming to be the director of Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron late yesterday. In a separate hoax call to GCHQ, also...

  • Mr Bean to sell his car...no not the Mini

    Mr Bean to sell his car...no not the Mini

    Actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson is selling his F1 McLaren supercar - despite it being involved in a crash which warranted one of the largest repair bills of all time. The Mr Bean and Blackadder star said it was "time for it (the car) to be...

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