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  • Sleepy village hopes for economic revival through murals

    A sleepy village in central Bulgaria is harnessing the power of celebrities, hoping for an economic revival through art. Outdoor murals in the village of Staro Zhelezare feature local people alongside celebrities on their homes. Homeowners are...

  • Warm weather cuts dog sled race short

    Warm weather cuts dog sled race short

    The Sedivackuv Long, one of the toughest dog sled races in Europe, has been cut short by warm weather. The 20th edition began with more than 100 mushers and 700 dogs from eight countries competing in what was expected to be deep snow and freezing...

  • It's give us a clue GCHQ, with only hours to solve crypto-challenge

    Amateur cryptographers have just a few hours to solve GCHQ's head-scratching Christmas puzzle, with the deadline for the festive challenge coming at midnight today. Robert Hannigan, director of GCHQ - one of Britain's intelligence and security...

  • Bavarian swimmers plunge into icy waters

    Bavarian swimmers plunge into icy waters

    Some 2,000 people begin the carnival season with an icy 'baptism' in the Danube river. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Park renovation includes open-air urinal

    Park renovation includes open-air urinal

    A popular San Francisco park that re-opened after years of construction is drawing attention for an unusual new feature: an open-air public urinal. The urinal, located right next to the train tracks, was installed as part of the park's $20.5...

  • Firms 'should block emails while workers are on holiday'

    Firms are being urged to encourage a culture of "playfulness" in offices and ensure staff don't work on holiday, in a bid to boost productivity. A study found the economic benefits of flexible working hours, giving staff a chance to put forward...

  • Heathrow shuttle pods take off for London driverless vehicle test

    Heathrow shuttle pods take off for London driverless vehicle test

    Shuttle pods used at Heathrow Airport will be adapted to become the first driverless vehicles to be tested on London roads. The pods, which resemble small automated train carriages, are currently being used at Heathrow Terminal 5 and will be...

  • Battening down the hutches as pet rabbit blown up on to roof

    Battening down the hutches as pet rabbit blown up on to roof

        It was a case of battening down the hutches in Northern Ireland after Storm Gertrude blew a pet rabbit up on to a roof. Firefighters were called to rescue the startled animal in Omagh, Co Tyrone this morning. The gale force winds literally...

  • Stem cells put into plasters and bandages thanks to seaweed technique

    Stem cells put into plasters and bandages thanks to seaweed technique

    Stem cells have been put into plasters and bandages to help heal wounds for the first time thanks to a new technique involving seaweed, scientists have said. Encasing stem cells in alginate gel makes them more practical to use and easy to store,...

  • Shark on shark violence in Seoul aquarium

    Shark on shark violence in Seoul aquarium

    Its a shark eat shark world at this aquarium in Seoul after one of the massive predators ate a tank mate. Aquarium officials say it was likely a turf war that prompted the female sand tiger shark to consume an entire male banded houndshark. The...

  • Barbie for everyone

    Barbie for everyone

    Mattel is trying to broaden the appeal of its iconic doll by rolling out three new sizes: tall, petite and curvy.   The new offerings also include seven skin tones, 24 hair styles and 22 eye colours. Industry expert Jim Silver, who heads toy...

  • Dead sperm whales taken for burial

    Dead sperm whales taken for burial

    The carcasses of whales that washed up on England's east coast are being moved for burial. It took a team of 15 people to remove the three, 30-ton sperm whales. They will be taken to landfill sites. Their cause of death is unknown. Sperm whales...

  • Father who confiscated daughter's phone over rude message acquitted of theft

    A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's mobile phone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanour charge. A judge in Dallas found Ronald Jackson not guilty, citing insufficient...

  • UKIP councillor reported missing by family over busy schedule

    A hard-working councillor was so busy attending meetings that his family reported him missing to police. Two police officers interrupted a meeting of Thetford Town Council in Norfolk on Tuesday evening searching for Denis Crawford. The Ukip...

  • 'Back to the Future' cars could be built by next year

    'Back to the Future' cars could be built by next year

    A small number of the "time machine" cars made famous byBack To The Future could be produced by next year, the DeLorean Motor Company said. The DeLorean's silver gull wing door design was immortalised by the 1985 Hollywood film starring Michael J...

  • South Africa triathletes rescue men at sea, then finish race

    Two athletes and a referee participating in a South African triathlon dived into the ocean to rescue two stricken men who were being swept out to sea. After pushing and tugging the men to shore, the athletes finished the gruelling race a little...

  • Dutch police break into opera singer's house, thinking he was screaming

    Dutch police break into opera singer's house, thinking he was screaming

    Police in Amsterdam responded to a call of domestic violence on Tuesday after a neighbour heard a scream from a nearby house. Responding police officers kicked in the door to access the house, only to find the occupant was wearing headphones, and...

  • Pyjama-clad parents run afoul of school dress code

    Pyjama-clad parents run afoul of school dress code

    A school in northeastern England is reprimanding parents who don't get dressed before bringing their children to school, warning that it sets a bad example for the children.   Skerne Park Academy sent a note home to parents, telling them to "dress...

  • Nine-week-old Maltese terrier puppy stolen in burglary

    Nine-week-old Maltese terrier puppy stolen in burglary

    Police are searching for a nine-week-old puppy stolen during a burglary. Pickle, a white Maltese terrier, was stolen from a property in West Horndon, Essex, on Monday. A Range Rover also stolen in the incident has since been located in Luton, but...

  • Social media inspires search for dog missing after fatal car accident

    Social media inspires search for dog missing after fatal car accident

    The hunt for a dog that went missing when its owner was killed in a road accident has gone viral with complete strangers joining the search on social media. Barney, a three-year-old cockapoo, ran off after Jennifer Lowden, 72, died in a collision...

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