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  • Starving sea lion heads home

    Starving sea lion heads home

    A young California sea lion found malnourished and injured inside a waterfront San Diego restaurant was returned to the wild on Tuesday after eight weeks of rehabilitative care at SeaWorld's animal rescue centre.  The female sea lion pup,...

  • McDonald's apologises for rat running around dessert counter

    McDonald's in Thailand has apologised to customers after a video surfaced online showing a large rat scurrying around a dessert counter at one of its restaurants. The fast-food giant confirmed in a statement that a rat had rummaged through its...

  • Watch: Driver loses control, car flips in the air

    Watch: Driver loses control, car flips in the air

    A dashcam captured the moment a car lost control on a windy rural Welsh road on Saturday. The car somersaulted twice through the air before landing on the road, narrowly missing the oncoming vehicle and leaving the driver unharmed. The video was...

  • Blue Origin rocket completes third launch-and-land

    Blue Origin rocket completes third launch-and-land

    Jeff Bezos' space transportation company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed for the third time a suborbital rocket capable of carrying six passengers, taking another step on its path in developing reusable boosters, the company...

  • Be 'cremated' in China's death simulator

    Be 'cremated' in China's death simulator

    People can soon pay for a chance to experience death, cremation and rebirth at a Shanghai attraction.  A business in Shanghai that's opening on Monday is hoping to give people that experience. Participants discuss a life-or-death scenario and are...

  • Discovered: whip used by monks to flog themselves

    Discovered: whip used by monks to flog themselves

    The remains of a medieval whip used by monks to chastise themselves have been discovered. Archaeologists unearthed pieces from what is believed to be a monastic copper scourge in the grounds of Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire in 2014. But the...

  • Panda cub poses for selfie with keeper

    Panda cub poses for selfie with keeper

    A keeper at China's Dujiangyan Panda Base and Centre for Disease Control, has found the perfect selfie partner - a baby panda called QingQing. In video released by iPanda, a multi-platform media channel created by China Network Television (CNTV)...

  • Hong Kong man makes his own female robot

    Hong Kong man makes his own female robot

    A Hong Kong man has made his own female robot, modelled after a famous Hollywood actress. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Donald Trump told he argues like a 5-year-old

    Donald Trump told he argues like a 5-year-old

    Moderator Anderson Cooper had no time for schoolyard excuses during the CNN Republican Town Hall, telling Donald Trump that "I didn't start it" isn't an argument that should be used by a presidential candidate. Cooper asked Trump about his ongoing...

  • Baby rhino takes first steps at West Midlands Safari park

    Baby rhino takes first steps at West Midlands Safari park

    A baby rhino has captured taking its first steps after being born on Good Friday. The southern white rhino calf, who already weighs 67.5kg is the first to have been delivered at the West Midlands Safari Park, Worcestershire, for a decade. Ailsa,...

  • State Department apologises for 'less-than-attractive' travel tweet

    State Department apologises for 'less-than-attractive' travel tweet

    The State Department has apologised after igniting a social media controversy over a tweet designed to be a travel tip, but instead seemed to warn not-so-attractive people they could be robbed. An official State Department account offered various...

  • Bugs are better off if the UK stays in the EU

    Bugs are better off if the UK stays in the EU

    A wildlife charity dedicated to protecting invertebrates has concluded bugs and bees will be better off if the UK remains in the European Union. Buglife, which aims to conserve all invertebrates from bees to spiders and snails, said it was not...

  • Jobseekers face wacky and tough interview questions

    Jobseekers face wacky and tough interview questions

    Jobseekers have faced crazy questions during an interview, including being asked to guess how many nappies are bought every year, and how long it would take to clean every window in London. The questions, ranging from the wacky to the totally...

  • Pigs hog the road after escaping from broken down lorry

    Pigs escaped from a broken down lorry and began "running free" on a motorway, police said. Motorists were advised to drive with care after the pigs fled the vehicle at about 3pm. One of the pigs ventured on to the carriageway close to Junction 30...

  • Rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons

    Rats to sniff out tuberculosis in Tanzania, Mozambique prisons

    Scientists in East Africa plan to exploit trained rats' highly developed sense of smell to carry out mass screening for tuberculosis among inmates of crowded prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique. African Giant Pouched Rats trained by the Belgian...

  • Cat survives 8 days locked in delivery box

    A Siamese cat named Cupcake survived eight days in a box and travelled more than 260 miles. Cupcake was accidentally locked up in a box with an order of DVDs her owners sent by mail from Falmouth in Cornwall to West Sussex. The recipient,...

  • Bison coming 'home' to Montana reservation

    Bison coming 'home' to Montana reservation

    Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than a century ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders are billing as a homecoming for a species emblematic of their...

  • Police escort koala from Australian highway

    Police escort koala from Australian highway

    A koala causes a stir on a highway in Queensland, Australia. It brought traffic to a standstill in both directions. Video shot by a couple caught up in the traffic jam shows police shepherding the marsupial until it eventually climbed up a...

  • Parents 'like locusts' blamed for causing eggro at Easter chocolate hunt

    Pushy parents were compared to locusts after an Easter egg hunt turned into a shoving match at the US visitor centre of sweets company Pez. Saturday's event in Orange, Connecticut, drew hundreds of people, some of whom ignored the rules and did...

  • Farmers race ploughs in Thailand

    Farmers race ploughs in Thailand

    Farmers in rural Thailand compete in a motorised hand plough race. The annual competition takes place north of Bangkok in a 300-meter wet and muddy field. Around 40 ploughs participated in this year's event. The winner received about $56 in cash...

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