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  • Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by fellow black belt Vladimir Putin

    Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by fellow black belt Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to bargain bucket DVD action movie fixture Steven Seagal, the Kremlin announced today.  Best known for his portrayal of near-invulnerable characters in a series of B-list action...

  • 'Producer threatened me when I refused to pose half-naked' - Mila Kunis

    'Producer threatened me when I refused to pose half-naked' - Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis has claimed a film producer threatened to end her career after she refused to pose half-naked for a men's magazine. The Hollywood star said the unnamed producer told her "You'll never work in this town again" when she declined...

  • Woman offered free steak dinner instead of $43m jackpot

    Woman offered free steak dinner instead of $43m jackpot

    A woman who thought she'd won $43 million at a slot machine was dismayed to be told her 'win' did not count and that she could have a free steak dinner instead.  Katrina Bookman hit the jackpot while playing on a slot machine at a casino in...

  • Man, 79, refuses parole after 63 years in jail

    Man, 79, refuses parole after 63 years in jail

    A 79-year-old man who has been behind bars since the age of 15 has turned down the opportunity to taste freedom.  Joseph Ligon was offered parole but refused it, saying he had been in jail for long enough to be released outright without the need...

  • 29 per cent of Londoners grind their teeth from stress

    29 per cent of Londoners grind their teeth from stress

    There is no doubt that the pressures of London life can have a significant impact on stress levels. This was substantiated by the findings of a recent survey of 300 Londoners conducted on behalf of Bow Lane Dental, which found that money worries...

  • Bashers beware - Donald Trump domain-ates the web

    Bashers beware - Donald Trump domain-ates the web

    Whoever owns donaldtrumpsucks.com must really hate Donald Trump. Wrong - it's the Donald himself. The same goes for no2trump.com, trumpmustgo.com and two dozen other web addresses that sound like they are bashing the billionaire Republican...

  • Eurostar passengers bound for London delayed after World War 'shell' found

    Eurostar passengers bound for London delayed after World War 'shell' found

    Two Eurostar trains bound for London were delayed and a station evacuated after a "World War souvenir" was discovered. Police were called to Paris Gare du Nord station after the find, which was reported to be a shell, was made on Sunday...

  • New York Met cancels opera after cremated ashes are sprinkled in orchestra pit

    New York Met cancels opera after cremated ashes are sprinkled in orchestra pit

    New York City's Metropolitan Opera cancelled a performance of "Guillaume Tell" late yesterday after an audience member sprinkled an unidentified powder, which police believe was cremated ashes, into the orchestra pit. New York City Police...

  • Red-faced council directs residents to porn site

    Red-faced council directs residents to porn site

    A council has apologised "unreservedly" after a letter was sent directing residents to a hardcore porn website. The letter, urging people to check their eligibility to vote, contained the rogue website address and a resident discovered the error...

  • Sky's the limit for farmer as Sea King helicopter is turned into holiday home

    Sky's the limit for farmer as Sea King helicopter is turned into holiday home

    A former Royal Navy search-and-rescue helicopter has returned to service - this time as an unusual holiday home. Stirling farmer Martyn Steedman and his wife Louise bought the Sea King in an online MoD auction in March and have spent nearly...

  • Man runs himself over after falling out of truck

    Man runs himself over after falling out of truck

    A man driving home from a strip bar in Florida fell out of his pickup, ran over his own leg and then made a getaway as his truck smashed into a nearby house.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, the 28-year-old man left a nearby strip bar at around...

  • 'Willy-wanging' TV gaffe leaves presenter in stiches

    'Willy-wanging' TV gaffe leaves presenter in stiches

    Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard were left in fits of uncontrollable laughter after Willoughby spoke about "willy-wanging" instead of "welly-wanging" on live television. The This Morning presenters could hardly contain themselves as the star made...

  • Scientists identify fossilised dinosaur brain tissue for first time

    Scientists identify fossilised dinosaur brain tissue for first time

    British and Australian scientists have identified an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in southern England, as the first known example of fossilised dinosaur brain tissue. The fossilised brain, found by...

  • Watch: Tree impersonator arrested

    Watch: Tree impersonator arrested

    A man arrested for blocking traffic in the US state of Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree said the public display was intended to be performance art. Asher Woodworth told the Portland Press Herald his embodiment of a tree inching across a...

  • Mullet man sues websites for mocking his hairstyle using memes

    Mullet man sues websites for mocking his hairstyle using memes

    A Sydney teen is suing three Australian news websites for making fun of his mullet, after a photo of him at a party became the subject of multiple memes.  Ali Ziggi Mosslmani has claimed that The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail Australia and KIIS...

  • 75kg of cocaine found in 'torpedo' on Irish beach

    75kg of cocaine found in 'torpedo' on Irish beach

    A "torpedo" carrying about €5 million of cocaine has been found on a beach in Ireland. Customs chiefs said officers were tipped off to a suspicious item on the shore near Liscannor in Co Clare, not far from the tourist hotspot of the Cliffs of...

  • Medical pot goes up in smoke

    Medical pot goes up in smoke

    Police say a cannabis advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced sweets burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and snarling up traffic for hours. More than $50,000 worth of merchandise was...

  • Chile's President forgets to sign name at voting booth, leaves behind ID

    Chile's President forgets to sign name at voting booth, leaves behind ID

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet had a rocky go of voting in the nation's local elections today, having to return to the polls twice after leaving her ID behind and forgetting to sign her name. Bachelet, voting in the upper-middle class...

  • US judge tried to bribe police officer with beer

    US judge tried to bribe police officer with beer

    A judge in North Carolina, USA has been convicted of bribery after a jury found that he tried to buy a police officer's favour using "a couple of cases of beer." Superior Court judge Arnold Ogden Jones II offered the officer beer in exchange for...

  • Walks down street with human skull on a stick

    Walks down street with human skull on a stick

    It sounds like a Halloween prank but police said it was all too real, after a woman was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick. Officers in Sacramento, California, said the woman was spotted in Connie Drive, and when she was...

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