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  • Sheep bleat through Madrid in annual migration

    Sheep bleat through Madrid in annual migration

    Shepherds herd thousands of sheep through Madrid on Sunday to migrate their livestock to winter grazing land in the south of Spain. Exercising their right to use traditional migration routes to move their flocks to warmer grazing grounds for the...

  • Man rides dead whale as sharks circle

    Man rides dead whale as sharks circle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ow1DhH6L6U Footage showing an Australian man diving into the sea near Australia's Rottnest Island and riding a dead whale while sharks circle the carcass has gone viral. The parents of the 26-year-old man known as...

  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two world records on yesterday with two high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers without a net or harness, doing the second walk blindfolded. To the cheers of a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands on streets...

  • Football club cemetery

    Fans of one of Brazil's most popular football clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols. Corinthians said it is building its own cemetery, complete with a mock football field and VIP tribunes where some of the...

  • Highway windfall

    Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a dual carriageway in the US after an armoured truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open on Friday morning. A bag of...

  • 'Robot' suspended

    If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite.He was suspended for 20 days without pay partly for answering an information-technology help line "in...

  • Spider has singer's ear

    Spider has singer's ear

    The singer Katie Melua has had a spider extracted from her ear after it took up residence for a whole week. Melua revealed her close encounter with the arachnid on her Instagram account, complete with pictures. The singer said she had been...

  • Pet rescue

    A Los Angeles woman made a promise when her dog fell ill and its vision started to dim - if her toy poodle lived, she would help it overcome any disabilities and give a paw up to other pooches in the process. Silvie Bordeaux kept that vow after...

  • Football fever

    A US man who went missing during a game of American football later told police he walked out because he had had "his fill of football". Paul Kitterman left his seat at half time during Denver Broncos' NFL match with San Diego Chargers at Sports...

  • Worm hole

    Worm hole

    A consignment of worms was among the cargo lost when a supply rocket exploded over Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Eighteen groups of students had science projects onboard the rocket, including a team from the Urban...

  • Fish have 'mental sophistication'

    Finding Nemo character Dory is not representative of her kind, according to a new study that proves fish are more intelligent than previously thought. The popular Disney film depicts Dory as a typical fish, forgetting her surroundings and...

  • Lost and found

    Lost and found

    A painting that was missing for almost a century is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction when it is offered for sale alongside work by some of the biggest names in 20th century British art. John Duncan Fergusson's painting, Poise, had not...

  • Sliding ratings

    Norway, which has previously provided TV viewers with five hours of live knitting, a fire burning itself out and minute-by-minute salmon fishing, has found a new attraction - a rockslide on a mountain - but no-one knows when it will happen. For...

  • Kitty caught

    A US woman was arrested on a drink-driving charge after she was pulled over wearing a Hello Kitty costume. Police stopped Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, Maine, when she was spotted driving in the wrong lane. Officers said she refused to take a...

  • Phone data used to map populations

    Phone data used to map populations

    Mobile phone records could provide more accurate and up-to-date information than traditional census methods for keeping track of populations around the world, according to new research. They could even be used to help tackle crisis situations such...

  • Halloween event sparks police alert

    Halloween event sparks police alert

    Armed police swooped on a Halloween event after a passer-by saw people being bundled into the back of a van by men holding guns and wearing balaclavas. But the group of 20 men and women were actually participants in a "physical horror" survival...

  • Sick tortoise ate turtle pendant

    The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida vet took an X-ray - it had swallowed a turtle pendant. Dr Don Harris said the 15lb male African spurred tortoise named Lola had begun acting sick over the...

  • Woolly mammoth goes on display

    Woolly mammoth goes on display

    Nearly 40,000 years old and in surprisingly good shape, the carcass of a woolly mammoth has gone on display in Moscow. Scientists, who found the teenage mammoth in 2010 in Russia's far north region of Yakutia, named it Yuka. Yuka had been on...

  • Big comeback for giant tortoise

    Big comeback for giant tortoise

    A giant tortoise subspecies that once teetered on the brink of extinction has made a big comeback on its Galapagos island home. In the 1960s only 15 of the tortoises, which can weigh over 500lb, remained on the island of Espanola. They came close...

  • Lotharios 'lower cancer risk'

    Sleeping with numerous women protects a man from prostate cancer, a study has found. Research showed that Lotharios with a lot of notches on their belts are significantly less likely to develop the disease. Compared with men who have had only one...

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