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  • Cookies bust

    Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with breaking into a Pennsylvania home and baking drug-laced brownies. The boys were found with drug paraphernalia and more than two pounds of the unspecified drug used to make the brownies. The boys have...

  • Escaped bear takes dip in a pond

    A black bear who managed to climb out of a Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbour seals before staffers tranquillized him. No one was hurt in the incident at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Zoo spokeswoman Cynthia Galvan...

  • Police car arrest

    A drunken woman tried to drive away in an unmarked police car - with two officers still inside, according to police in Pittsburgh. A criminal complaint says the woman got into the car outside a nightclub. Police then said she sat in the driver's...

  • Buried treasure

    Pez dispensers buried on New York city beaches at the weekend contained something even sweeter than the usual treats - cold, hard cash. The backers of the popular Hidden Cash movement filled three-dozen of the devices with $100 bills and scattered...

  • Tortoise takes trip

    Tortoise takes trip

    A giant tortoise found ambling down a street in suburban Los Angeles has been reunited with its owners. A family claimed the reptile, named Clark a day after it was spotted strolling along the street, a spokesman for the Alhambra police department...

  • Seal joins surfers catching waves

    Two surfers in Northumberland were left astounded when a seal joined in trying to catch some waves by climbing onto their boards. Matt Stanley and Andrew Flounders were in the sea near Amble when the curious animal started following them in the...

  • Mistaken identity leaves Texas man planning new burial service for mother

    A grieving Texas man is planning a second burial service for his mother after a mortuary mistakenly placed the wrong body in a grave on top of his father. Mabrie Memorial Mortuary ignored warnings from Bruce Lawson that the body being buried on...

  • German police rescue elderly man with bicycle on motorway

    German police rescued an 83-year-old man pushing his bicycle in the middle of a motorway after he gave up trying to cycle to Luxembourg to withdraw more than €100,000 from a bank there. The police in Schweich, near the western town of Trier, said...

  • Illinois man charged with putting needles in store meat

    A 68-year-old Illinois man is in jail charged with food tampering after he allegedly inserted sewing needles into packages of meat at a grocery store multiple times in the past year, an official said. Ronald G. Avers was charged with seven...

  • French hospital to open wine bar to cheer up terminally ill

    A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two with their families. "Why should we refuse the charms of the soil to those at the end...

  • Hundreds of pet rats removed from small Ohio apartment

    Animal control officers were working on Friday to remove approximately 300 rats from an Ohio studio apartment and will put them up for adoption around the country, a humane society officer said. Some of the rats were in cages but others roamed...

  • Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport

    Egyptian sumo wrestler storms his way into ancient sport

    Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi was a large, muscular Egyptian teenager with a passion for body building when a friend recommended he try the ancient Japanese sport of sumo. But it was a hard sell. "This sport is about two elephants pushing each other,"...

  • South African group to sue over giraffe bridge collision death

    A South African animal rights group is planning to sue the people responsible for the death of a giraffe that smashed its head on a bridge as it was transported in a trailer on one of Africa's busiest motorways. Eyewitnesses reported seeing two...

  • Potty policeman

    A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80% of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014. The unidentified officer issued 66 of 83 citations for public pot use in Seattle. In some...

  • Buttered road

    A lorry overturned on a US motorway, spilling what police said was 20,400kg of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened on the eastbound lane of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis. It left thousands of packages strewn across the highway,...

  • Space pet memorials

    A Houston company which already sends human remains out of this world is to offer the same memorial space flights for pets. Celestis announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start in the autumn. The cost will be...

  • Human leg found at recycling centre

    Human leg found at recycling centre

    A human leg has been found at a recycling plant. The alarm was raised late last night after the body part was discovered at the Thornton's plant in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. A Garda investigation has been launched and part of the recycling centre...

  • Games spark Scots food sales boost

    Games spark Scots food sales boost

    Demand for Scottish food such as haggis and shortbread has soared as customers' curiosity is sparked by the Commonwealth Games, a leading supermarket has said. Tesco said that initial sales show Glasgow 2014 is having a significant effect in...

  • Naked intruder

    A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested after the home owners called police to report their unwanted mystery...

  • Crop circle

    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles. The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online. Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns...

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