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  • Smashed: drunk cop's 51-car rampage

    A Czech police officer faces charges of driving while drunk and smashing at least 51 cars parked on a street in Prague, a police spokeswoman said on Czech Television. Police arrested the officer as he tried to drive away, CTK news agency said. No...

  • Live grenade demo in Pakistani courtroom

    Three people were injured in an explosion in a Pakistan court after the judge asked a police officer to explain how a grenade works. Instead of describing how the weapon works, the constable produced a live grenade and pulled out the pin,...

  • Need a contraceptive? There's an app for that

    Need a contraceptive? There's an app for that

    A fertility app for smartphones that analyses a woman's temperature and ovulation tests to identify fertile days is as effective a contraceptive as the pill, according to new clinical research. The Natural Cycles app creates an algorithm based on...

  • Could this hoverboard be the future of transporation?

    Could this hoverboard be the future of transporation?

    It's the stuff of science fiction: a personal hoverboard that can zoom around at speeds of up to 150 km/h. Yet a Youtube video released by Zapata Racing - the company that developed the water propulsion Flyboard - suggests that the holy grail of...

  • Goat walks into Starbucks for coffee

    Goat walks into Starbucks for coffee

    Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt Rick Bates said dispatchers received several calls about a goat named Millie wandering around a mall on the city's...

  • Colombia footballers sit down in protest

    Football players in Colombia sat down on the field to protest against a decision to play matches during the day to help the government stave off an energy crisis. The protests each lasted a few minutes and took place in at least eight stadiums...

  • Tiny Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark for anniversary of Bard's death

    Tiny Shakespeare sculpture makes its mark for anniversary of Bard's death

    World-renowned artist Willard Wigan has created a microscopic sculpture of William Shakespeare, which is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. The artwork has been placed in the eye of a needle and...

  • Moggy gets his claws in as Foreign Office 'chief mouser'

    The UK Foreign Office is getting its own cat to help keep the rats, mice and other pests in Whitehall at bay. Recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the moggy, named Palmerston, will join the government department with the title of "chief...

  • Watch: water fight with elephants in Thailand

    Watch: water fight with elephants in Thailand

    Getting into a water fight with elephants is part of the Songkran festival marking the start of the traditional Thai New Year.  

  • Tattoo much

    A man is facing burglary charges after being traced by his distinctive tattoos - including a map of Florida on his face. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Johnathan Hewett, 25, was seen on surveillance video prying open the door of a home...

  • Parental guidance sought for Disney's Jungle Book because of 'scary animals'

    Parental guidance sought for Disney's Jungle Book because of 'scary animals'

    India's movie censorship board is requiring parents to accompany children under 12 to screenings of Disney's new version of The Jungle Book because the special effects made its animals too scary. The movie is a computer-generated remake of the...

  • Toilet to let

    Toilet to let

    An entrepreneurial homeowner has put his toilet on the market in one of London's most expensive neighbourhoods, according to reports. The Camden New Journal said builder James Atherton is looking to rent or sell a standalone loo he owns inside a...

  • Bikini clad skiers attempt world record in Sochi

    Bikini clad skiers attempt world record in Sochi

    Hundreds of skiers wearing bikinis and colorful costumes try to break a Guinness World Record in Sochi, Russia. Spring-like temperatures helped motivate participants in scantily clad outfits. Local media say about 1,000 people participated. The...

  • Get your coffee buzz with canines, hedgehogs

    Get your coffee buzz with canines, hedgehogs

    A hedgehog cafe in Toyko draws long lines of customers, the first dog cafe opens in the US, and sea lions are returned to the ocean after rehab. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Returns anti-drug sign stolen 30 years ago... with $50 bill

    Returns anti-drug sign stolen 30 years ago... with $50 bill

    An anonymous person returned an anti-drug sign to authorities in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, after stealing it nearly 30 years ago and included a plea for forgiveness and money to reinstall the sign. "It just goes to show you there is 'No Statute...

  • Archbishop of Canterbury learns real father was Churchill's private secretary

    Archbishop of Canterbury learns real father was Churchill's private secretary

    The Archbishop of Canterbury was visiting a playgroup when he received test results on his iPhone confirming that his biological father was not the man he had previously thought. Rev Justin Welby announced that his father was not Gavin Welby but...

  • Coffee with a side of religion at a cafe in Tokyo

    Coffee with a side of religion at a cafe in Tokyo

    Buddhist monks run a cafe in Tokyo to get the public interested in the religion in a more casual setting. Julie Noce reports.

  • Texas police shoot bull on the loose - two people trampled

    Police in North Texas have shot and killed a bull that ran loose across a highway before trampling two people. Alvarado police said officers shot the bull because it posed a deadly threat. Authorities did not reveal who owns the bull or how it got...

  • Rescue helicopter called in after marriage proposal cliffhanger in California

    Rescue helicopter called in after marriage proposal cliffhanger in California

    A 27-year-old man's ambitious plan to propose to his girlfriend after scaling a cliff face led to a rockier road than he might have imagined after he had to be winched to safety by a rescue helicopter. Michael Banks climbed Morro Rock, just off...

  • LA robbery suspects take police on wild chase

    LA robbery suspects take police on wild chase

    Two Los Angeles men in a Ford Mustang who local media reported as robbery suspects led authorities on a hot pursuit throughout the streets of downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods yesterday afternoon. Highlights of the hot pursuit...

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