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  • Self-castrated man delays wedding

    A wedding had to be delayed after a man cut off his testicles before going into the church where the ceremony was due to take place. A vicar was making the final preparations for the event at All Saints Church, in Hutton, Essex, when the...

  • 3D imaging shows speech processes

    Actors keen to mimic a particular accent could be helped by new 3D video footage showing what happens inside our mouths when we speak. Researchers used ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to record the inner workings of the human vocal tract...

  • Crocodile adds to Acapulco flooding woes

    A crocodile on the streets in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco added to the woes of the locals as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by flooding that had claimed at least 80 lives. The crocodile washed up...

  • Rare lobster rescued from market

    A rare sky blue lobster has been rescued by an aquarium after being discovered at a fish market in Hampshire. The unusual crustacean was spotted by staff at Viviers Fish Market in Portsmouth, who realised its rarity and contacted the Blue Reef...

  • Man films himself undergoing brain surgery

    US Blogger Charles Trippy has filmed himself undergoing brain surgery. He produced his latest video as surgeons removed a tumour from his brain Tuesday. The operation was carried out at a Boston hospital.

  • 'Owlin wolf

    An animal welfare charity has issued a caution about prank calls after responding to a report of an owl tied to a tree which turned out to be a plastic water feature. Staff at Scottish SPCA say they are unsure whether the anonymous call was...

  • Seven-man attack leads to nine-second goal

    A clever tactical disposition by Red Bull Leipzig resulted in a goal from kick-off in just nine seconds in a Germany second-division match against Stuttgart II. Seven players stood on the half-way line at kick-off rather than in their usual...

  • Narrow escape for a pedestrian crossing train tracks

    Closed circuit footage has shown a pedestrian barely crossing a set of train tracks in Australia. The footage shows a man waiting at a level crossing for a train to pass in one direction and then pushing open a closed safety gate and walking in...

  • Couple jailed for torturing maid who was "forced to wear diaper"

    A Hong Kong couple were jailed today for torturing, beating and abusing their Indonesian maid, who said they once dressed her in a diaper and tied her to a chair for five days while they went on holiday. Tai Chi-wai, 42, an electric appliance...

  • Holy water in Austria unsafe to drink - researchers

    Holy water at religious shrines and churches in Austria is often contaminated with faecal matter and bacteria, researchers have found, advising the faithful not to drink it, especially in hospital chapels. Scientists at Vienna University medical...

  • Versace's former Miami mansion sells for $41.5 million

    The landmark Miami mansion where the late fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead has been sold at auction for $41.5 million. The original asking price was $125 million. The landmark home boasts 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a pool inlaid...

  • Three held after violent Grand Theft Auto robbery

    Three teenagers have been arrested in the UK after a man was stabbed and robbed of a copy of Grand Theft Auto V less than two hours after buying the game. The 23-year-old was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in the...

  • Briton gets 27 years jail for plot to torture, eat child

      A British man who admitted planning to kidnap, torture and eat at least one child using a sound-proofed dungeon he built in his home in Massachusetts was sentenced to nearly 27 years in U.S. prison. Forty-year old Geoffrey Portway, a British...

  • Prince Harry spends night in freezer

    Prince Harry has spent the night in a giant freezer in Warwickshire to simulate the gruelling conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole this winter. The 29-year-old, who will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women...

  • Teacher gives birth in classroom

    A primary schoolteacher got her baby son's education off to an early start - by giving birth to him in a classroom. Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour a week before she was due while working at Manford Primary School, in Chigwell,...

  • All's well that ends well for lost Chinese woman

    A Chinese woman has been found alive after becoming trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well for 15 days, living off raw corn cobs and rainwater, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. Su Qixiu, 38, fell down the concealed well near her...

  • €4.7m winning ticket left in shop

    A mystery Spanish lottery player who bought a ticket that won €4.7 million in a local draw accidentally left it in the shop. Now the town of Coruna is searching for the winner after the ticket for June 30, 2012 was found and handed in to...

  • Shopkeeper uses boot to stop robbers

    A hero shopkeeper gave armed robbers the boot by attacking them with his shoe. Police praised the unnamed worker as they released CCTV of Saturday's raid at Mercury Service Station on Manchester Road in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, showing...

  • Big F-eat

    A food company has bagged a world record - by making the biggest ever packet of crisps. Corkers Crisps, based at Little Downham, near Ely, has produced the bag which is the size of a house, and contains more than a tonne of crisps, the BBC...

  • Man beats off raiders with shoe

    A shop worker suffered knife wounds as he used one of his shoes to fend off two masked raiders. Police praised the man's "heroic actions" as the robbers left empty-handed from the service station in Westhoughton, Bolton. The member of staff took...

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