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  • Male fiddler crab's 'elaborate' claw display a boast to female over size of home

    Male fiddler crab's 'elaborate' claw display a boast to female over size of home

    Male crabs try to attract a female partner by using their claws to advertise the size of their home, scientists have found. A study shows that male banana fiddler crabs try to catch a female's attention by waving their brightly coloured major claw...

  • Passer-by saves toddler who wandered into busy road

    Passer-by saves toddler who wandered into busy road

    The heart-stopping moment a toddler was saved by a passing stranger after wandering onto a busy road has been captured on CCTV. Mo Latif jumped into action when he saw the little boy walking around by himself in Watford, UK. The footage shows the...

  • Spiders outdo humans as they chomp through 800 million tons of prey a year

    Spiders outdo humans as they chomp through 800 million tons of prey a year

    Spiders devour up to 800 million tons of prey each year, making them one of the world's most voracious predators, research has shown. Most of their victims are insects but the largest tropical species occasionally make a meal of vertebrates such...

  • Red pandas frolic in the snow

    Red pandas frolic in the snow

    Snow is wreaking havoc in parts of the northeastern United States, but New York's red pandas are making the most of it. The pandas at the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook had fun frolicking in the snow. The March storm comes near the end of an unusually...

  • Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

    Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

    France's musical astronaut Thomas Pesquet is enjoying a special birthday present delivered to him at the International Space Station. The saxophone arrived in a SpaceX cargo ship on February 23, and Mr Pesquet's crewmates kept it hidden until his...

  • Girls' council in Saudi Arabia launched... with no women

    Girls' council in Saudi Arabia launched... with no women

    Women in Saudi Arabia seemed to finally be getting a voice with the inauguration of a girls’ council in al-Qassim province. Except for the fact that pictures released to mark the first council meeting on Saturday showed no women but 13 men on...

  • 'Pickpocket queen of Birmingham' jailed after 153rd offence

    'Pickpocket queen of Birmingham' jailed after 153rd offence

    A woman dubbed the Pickpocket Queen of Birmingham has been jailed after racking up her 153rd offence. Margaret Johnson, 40, was caught stealing from a handbag at Lidl in Tile Cross just six days after being released from prison in January this...

  • Vandals carve message into Trump's LA golf course

    Vandals carve message into Trump's LA golf course

    Grounds keepers at Trump National Golf Course Los Angeles  had to cover a portion of the greens where environmental activists vandalized the course, carving the message "NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS" onto the course. Aerial video showed large...

  • Chilly chickens get their own jumpers

    Chilly chickens get their own jumpers

    Residents in a Massachusetts retirement home have hatched a plan to keep chickens warm during the chilly New England winter. The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village in Milton heard about the hardships that some...

  • Smuggler arrested at JFK airport with cocaine taped to legs

    Smuggler arrested at JFK airport with cocaine taped to legs

    A drug smuggler has flown into New York's JFK Airport with almost five kilos of cocaine taped to his legs, authorities said. US Customs and Border Protection said officers arrested Juan Carlos Galan Luperon on March 4 after they noticed he was...

  • 10-stone tumour shocker for 71-year-old woman

    10-stone tumour shocker for 71-year-old woman

    A 71-year-old US woman who kept getting heavier despite dieting has discovered the reason behind her extra weight - a 10-stone tumour. Mary Clancey said she was resigned to being a plump old lady after 15 years of steadily increasing weight. But...

  • Watch: Hilarious moment children gatecrash BBC interview

    Watch: Hilarious moment children gatecrash BBC interview

    There was an unexpected distraction for Prof. Robert Kelly when he was being interviewed live on BBC News about South Korea. The serious interview descended into farce when his daughter, wearing a bright yellow top and white-rimmed spectacles,...

  • Messi branded 'an idiot' after pyramids visit

    Messi branded 'an idiot' after pyramids visit

    Egypt's best-known archaeologist has apologised after he angrily called Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi "an idiot" because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Zahi Hawass, famed for his Indiana...

  • Watch: Football legends go crazy in studio after stunning Barcelona comeback

    Watch: Football legends go crazy in studio after stunning Barcelona comeback

    It was the greatest comeback in European football history and four English football legends turned commentators could not contain themselves in the BT Sport studio. Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, Luis Enrique's Barcelona side beat Paris...

  • 'Dumped' frogs spawn car park rescue operation

    'Dumped' frogs spawn car park rescue operation

    Around 50 frogs sparked an unlikely rescue operation when they swamped an underground shopping car park. An RSPCA inspector was called out to Aldi in Finchley, north London, after reports of the amphibian invasion at 9.30pm on Saturday. They had...

  • Pensioners chase suspect after mugging

    Pensioners chase suspect after mugging

    Two pensioners with a combined age of 154 chased a suspect down the street after he mugged one of them, Gloucestershire Police in the UK said. The 82-year-old victim, who managed to stay on his feet, pursued the mugger, who fled down a nearby...

  • Bumblebees' smelly footprints help hunt for food, study shows

    Bumblebees' smelly footprints help hunt for food, study shows

    Smelly footprints left by bumblebees can help them find good sources of food, scientists have found. The insects secrete invisible markers when they touch their feet on a surface, which can be detected by themselves and...

  • One in five believe women inferior to men: global survey

    One in five believe women inferior to men: global survey

    One in five people around the world believe women are inferior to men and should stay at home, and that men are more capable in the workplace and at school, according to a global survey released today. Nearly all of the 17,550 people surveyed...

  • Goodbye smartphone - Danish MPs leave gadgets at home during Russia trip

    Goodbye smartphone - Danish MPs leave gadgets at home during Russia trip

    Members of the Danish parliament's foreign policy committee have been asked to leave smartphones, tablets and computers at home during a visit to Russia at a time of increased security concerns. "Goodbye smartphone," former Foreign Minister Martin...

  • Giant aircraft's unique livery

    Giant aircraft's unique livery

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced a unique livery for its A380 double decker aircraft. The livery was selected from over 2,000 submissions received in a competition organised by the airline. The first aircraft will be delivered next year and...

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