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  • Sailor who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth aboard aircraft carrier

    Sailor who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth aboard aircraft carrier

    A US navy officer deployed to the Middle East only realised she was pregnant after going into labour aboard an aircraft carrier.  The third class petty officer gave birth to a baby girl aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower early on Sunday, nine...

  • Venomous spider stows away in shipping container

    Venomous spider stows away in shipping container

    Workers at a UK manufacturing firm have found a venomous tropical spider stowed inside a shipping container. The huge arachnid was found at the company in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, and concerned staff called animal welfare officers,...

  • Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after earthquake

    Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after earthquake

    Italian fire fighters have rescued a cat named Pietro  more than two weeks after an earthquake struck central Italy which killed nearly 300 people. Fire brigade officers had accompanied the cat's owners to retrieve their belongings from their...

  • Paramedics find human heart in a field, but can't trace its rightful owner

    Paramedics find human heart in a field, but can't trace its rightful owner

    Police are used to handling cases concerning missing items or persons. But even the most hardened cop might be flummoxed by this ticker twister. Police in Ohio, USA are scratching their heads after an ambulance crew reported finding a fresh human...

  • Watch: Goalkeeper saves three penalties in 32 minutes

    Watch: Goalkeeper saves three penalties in 32 minutes

    Saving one penalty makes a goalkeeper a strong contender for man of the match. But making not two, but three penalty saves in 90 minutes is a sure-fire way of becoming a club legend. Dundee United goalkeeper Cammy Bell parried his way into...

  • Man robs bank to get arrested and away from his wife

    Man robs bank to get arrested and away from his wife

    A 70-year-old man in Kansas robbed a bank and then waited for police to arrive, saying he would rather go to jail than spend another minute with his wife.  Lawrence John Ripple told his wife following a fight that "he'd rather be in jail than at...

  • Clown sightings scary, admits horror author Stephen King

    Clown sightings scary, admits horror author Stephen King

    A spate of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina has perplexed police and worried parents, but their frightening appearance was no surprise to best-selling US horror author Stephen King. King, whose 1986 novel "It" tells the story of a...

  • I spy red trucks driving

    I spy red trucks driving

    Red trucks driving through Jackson, Wyoming, are becoming internet famous. Live webcam video of a busy intersection near the Jackson Town Square has gripped the online masses. More than 2,000 people have been watching the stream on YouTube that...

  • Community work for boy who joked with toy grenade

    Community work for boy who joked with toy grenade

    A German court has ordered a 15-year-old boy to do community work and write an essay titled Why You Shouldn't Make Jokes With Toy Weapons after he threw a fake hand grenade in front of a teacher and shouted "Allahu akbar". The teenager, a Moroccan...

  • Birds fall from sky in Boston

    Birds fall from sky in Boston

    Health officials in Massachusetts are trying to figure out what caused a large flock of birds to fall out of the sky and on to a Boston street. NECN reported that 47 songbirds were found in the city's Dorchester neighbourhood. Some of the grackles...

  • Flat-faced cat breeds 'more likely to have breathing difficulties'

    Flat-faced cat breeds 'more likely to have breathing difficulties'

    Pedigree cats bred to have flat faces are more likely to suffer from breathing difficulties, according to a study. The research led by the University of Edinburgh found flat-faced cat breeds were more likely to have breathing problems after...

  • Off duty policewoman knocks mum's love rival into supermarket's fridge

    Off duty policewoman knocks mum's love rival into supermarket's fridge

    A police officer has been sacked after she was caught on supermarket CCTV attacking her mother's love rival in the chiller aisle. Off-duty police constable Beth Walker, a serving officer with West Midlands Police, struck out with an elbow with...

  • Winning racehorses test positive for crystal meth

    Winning racehorses test positive for crystal meth

    At least five winning racehorses have been disqualified by Texas racing officials after testing positive for crystal meth.   Officials believe the horses may have been contaminated by handlers, with drug testers having also identified seven horse...

  • No more pretending as Robin Hood finally weds Maid Marian

    No more pretending as Robin Hood finally weds Maid Marian

    It is a love story that goes back centuries - and finally Robin Hood and Maid Marian are set to tie the knot. Tim Pollard has been playing the famous outlaw for more than two decades, with duties including greeting Queen Elizabeth, and the Duke...

  • Argentinean truck driver unhurt in freak accident

    Argentinean truck driver unhurt in freak accident

    A driver who lost control of his truck after reportedly falling asleep at the wheel was unharmed in an accident where the truck cabin was left dangling off a Buenos Aires bridge. See video above. 

  • Malaysia-bound plane ends up in Melbourne instead

    Malaysia-bound plane ends up in Melbourne instead

    Driving in a foreign country can be a daunting prospect, and there is no shame in messing up the GPS and getting lost.  But when you have more than 250 passengers, your airborne vehicle costs $230 million and you end up some 11,000 km off-course,...

  • Man punches newborn baby in the head, says he thought it was a doll

    Man punches newborn baby in the head, says he thought it was a doll

    A man in Manchester punched a five-day-old baby in the head and then apologised by saying he thought it was a doll.  The 63-year-old man approached Amy Duckers at a Tescos supermarket in Wythenshawe, close to Manchester, while she was proudly...

  • Woman awakes from four-year coma with Claudio Baglioni on her mind

    Woman awakes from four-year coma with Claudio Baglioni on her mind

    A Sicilian woman who spent four years in a coma has reawakened with songs by Italian singer Claudio Baglioni on the tip of her tongue.  Rosalba Giusti, 68, immediately called for a nurse and asked about her children upon emerging from a 45-month...

  • When it comes to housework, Italian women have it worst

    When it comes to housework, Italian women have it worst

    Next time you grudgingly reach for the vacuum cleaner, spare a thought for Italian women.  Women from Malta's northern neighbour spent a disproportionate amount of time doing housework over the past 50 years, researchers at the University of...

  • Norway church loses 25,000 members after launching website making it easy to leave

    Norway church loses 25,000 members after launching website making it easy to leave

    A Norwegian church's decision to allow its members to track their religious status online has backfired spectacularly, with tens of thousands people quitting the church in what is being called a 'one-click exodus'.  More than 25,000 people have...

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