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  • Cameron's Daily Mail fail?

    Cameron's Daily Mail fail?

    David Cameron sought to have the editor of the Daily Mail sacked amid fears that his strong support for Brexit would undermine his campaign to keep Britain in the EU, it has been reported. The former prime minister approached the paper's...

  • Kestrel uses motorway CCTV as vanity mirror

    Kestrel uses motorway CCTV as vanity mirror

    Footage has been released showing a kestrel using a motorway CCTV mast as a perch. The young bird of prey is seen checking out her reflection in the camera, being mobbed by a magpie and a raven, searching for prey and struggling against high...

  • Flowering compost urinals adorn smelly corner behind Gare de Lyon station in Paris

    Flowering compost urinals adorn smelly corner behind Gare de Lyon station in Paris

    Two compost urinals topped with miniature gardens have been installed at a notoriously smelly site in Paris - behind the Gare de Lyon station in the east of the French capital. The bright red installations with openings at the front are fitted on...

  • Wanted drug dealer mocked in police Facebook appeal mugshot for his long neck

    Wanted drug dealer mocked in police Facebook appeal mugshot for his long neck

    A convicted drug dealer who is wanted by police has become the butt of jokes after his mugshot was released showing his long neck. Sussex Police posted a Facebook appeal offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Kyle...

  • Dramatic footage: Man shoots guests at wedding Mass in Brazil

    Dramatic footage: Man shoots guests at wedding Mass in Brazil

    A man calmly walked into a church during a wedding in Brazil, fired at several guests and then walked out again, disturbing footage shows. The incident took place in Limoeiro de Anadia, Agreste state, on Saturday afternoon.  His targets were a...

  • Man jailed for throwing drugs over prison walls from neighbouring gardens

    Man jailed for throwing drugs over prison walls from neighbouring gardens

    A 21-year-old man has been jailed for throwing drugs over the walls of a city jail from neighbouring gardens. Louis Denham admitted two counts of supplying psychoactive substances in so-called "throw-overs" at HMP Nottingham. Staff at the category...

  • Cocaine found in nose cone of American Airlines jet

    Cocaine found in nose cone of American Airlines jet

    An airline maintenance worker in Oklahoma found 14kg of cocaine in the nose cone of an American Airlines jet after it arrived from Colombia, police said. Seven bricks of the drug, with a street value of at least $200,000, were discovered on Sunday...

  • The future of gin is safe

    The future of gin is safe

    The future of gin is safe, according to horticultural experts who have collected juniper seeds from across the UK to help conserve the declining tree species. Juniper berries, which take two years to mature slowly on the plant, help give the...

  • Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth

    Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth

    Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty. Scientists said a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy...

  • White House press secretary retweets satirical story about himself

    White House press secretary retweets satirical story about himself

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer confused and amused Twitter uses in equal measure yesterday after he retweeted a post about him published on satirical news site The Onion.  The video caption read: "@SeanSpicer's role in the Trump...

  • Woman survives six days without lungs

    Woman survives six days without lungs

    A woman on the verge of dying due to a severe lung infection has been saved after doctors removed both her lungs for a week as she awaited a transplant.  Surgeons at Toronto General Hospital worked for nine hours to remove 32-year-old Canadian...

  • Fake Donald Trump tweets are new sensation in China

    Fake Donald Trump tweets are new sensation in China

    In China, Twitter is blocked but fake tweets by @realdonaldtrump look set to become the latest internet sensation. Users are flocking to websites that let them generate images of fake tweets which look just like those sent from US President Donald...

  • Multi-millionaire spared jail for attacking club customer over 'small dick' joke

    Multi-millionaire spared jail for attacking club customer over 'small dick' joke

    A multi-millionaire playboy has been spared jail after attacking a customer at his Mayfair club when he made a joke about his "small dick". Financier Carl Hirschmann, 36, hurled a glass at photographer Barnabas Wilhelm at The Scotch of St James in...

  • Birthday treat for Malayan tapir still going strong at 39

    Birthday treat for Malayan tapir still going strong at 39

    Europe's oldest Malayan tapir is celebrating his 39th birthday at a British animal park by gorging on his favourite foods of apples, bananas and carrots. The animal, called Kingut, has outlasted most Malayan tapirs who on average only live to the...

  • Pay attention ladies... the real Q is a woman, says M16 boss

    Pay attention ladies... the real Q is a woman, says M16 boss

    The head of MI6 has said the real-life equivalent of James Bond's Q is a woman. Alex Younger, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, has sought to dispel the stereotype of "posh" spies in a bid to boost diversity and draw in more women...

  • Zoo welcomes second critically endangered bongo calf in two years

    Zoo welcomes second critically endangered bongo calf in two years

    Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a bongo - one of the rarest antelope species in the world. As few as 75 eastern bongos exist in the wild in their native Kenya, where they are hunted in remote highlands for their horns and meat. The calf's...

  • Snapped! Boy surfer photo-bombed by shark

    Snapped! Boy surfer photo-bombed by shark

    A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach. Chris Hasson said he was taking photos of his son Eden riding a wave off Samurai Beach at Port Stephens, 110 miles north...

  • Giant LEGO rooster built for Hong Kong's Lunar New Year parade

    Giant LEGO rooster built for Hong Kong's Lunar New Year parade

    A rooster made out of over 200,000 Lego pieces will be the highlight Hong Kong's Lunar New Year parade this year. Hong Kong Tourism Board said it commissioned the territory's only certified Lego professional builder, Andy Hung, to create the...

  • Sinkhole leaves pick-up truck dangling

    Sinkhole leaves pick-up truck dangling

    A massive sinkhole has swallowed parts of two gardens in the Philadelphia suburbs and left a pickup truck dangling over the edge. The hole, which appears to be about seven metres deep, opened up at about 4am local time on Wednesday, officials in...

  • Man bites ear off during heated Trump argument

    Man bites ear off during heated Trump argument

    A man bit the ear off another man in Pittsburgh as they argued about US President Donald Trump, police said. The thirty-year-old victim was bitten at his apartment in the city's East Liberty area after a verbal argument turned physical. He ran to...

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