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  • After 63 years of marriage, husband and wife die within 20 minutes of each other

    After 63 years of marriage, husband and wife die within 20 minutes of each other

    A husband and wife died within 20 minutes of one another side-by-side in a South Dakota nursing home after 63 years of marriage. KSFY-TV said Henry and Jeanette De Lange died at Platte Care Centre. The couple's son, Lee De Lange, said his...

  • Singapore street food vendor gets a Michelin star

    Singapore street food vendor gets a Michelin star

    A Singaporean chef who specialises in soy sauce chicken has become the first-ever street food vendor to be awarded a Michelin star.  Chan Hon Meng's hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle was handed the much-coveted award after...

  • Olympic pool turns green, and officials aren't sure why

    Olympic pool turns green, and officials aren't sure why

    A pool used by Olympic divers in Rio di Janeiro has turned a bright shade of green, and Games organisers say they don't know why. The contrast in colour between adjacent pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre stunned athletes and organisers, with...

  • Free pizza every time Australia wins gold

    Free pizza every time Australia wins gold

    What better way to celebrate an Olympic victory than a delicious pizza? A free pizza, of course, according to a restaurant in Australia. Vapiano restaurant in Australia is promising its customers free pizza, on one condition: Australia has to win...

  • Italian police cook lonely elderly couple a plate of spaghetti

    Italian police cook lonely elderly couple a plate of spaghetti

    Italian police officers summoned to a lonely elderly couple's home cooked them a plate of spaghetti to cheer them up.  The four officers knocked on the door of Michele, 94, and his wife Jole, 89, after neighbours reported hearing them...

  • Watch: Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at Seaworld

    Watch: Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at Seaworld

    A woman trying to take a picture of a dolphin at SeaWorld in Florida with an iPad apparently got a bit too close because it snatched the device right out of her hands. Video shot by another parkgoer shows the dolphin reaching over the side of the...

  • Watch: Woman parks Mercedes on top of a Ferrari

    Watch: Woman parks Mercedes on top of a Ferrari

    A driver may be giving her insurance company an expensive bill after she accidentally backed into a top of the range Ferrari while attempting to parallel park outside a Virginia coffee house. Video being shared online shows the aftermath of the...

  • Love and heartbreak at the Olympics

    Love and heartbreak at the Olympics

    Celebrations for a Thai weightlifter were overshadowed after his grandmother collapsed and died minutes before he won the bronze medal in the 56kg category at the Rio Olympics.  The festive atmosphere - villagers cheering and clapping as Sinphet...

  • Chinese tourist in Germany reports stolen wallet, ends up as refugee instead

    Chinese tourist in Germany reports stolen wallet, ends up as refugee instead

    A Chinese tourist who tried to report a stolen wallet during a visit to Germany unwittingly signed an asylum application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks in the country's burgeoning asylum bureaucracy. The well-dressed 31-year-old,...

  • Passenger leans from train window, killed by another train

    Passenger leans from train window, killed by another train

    A man died yesterday after leaning out of a train window and being hit by another train on the Gatwick Express in London.   A Gatwick Express spokesman said it first received reports about the incident at 5.45pm.   The train had been travelling...

  • Lawn mower racing in England

    Lawn mower racing in England

    Model Jodie Kidd was the official race starter of the 12-Hour Lawn Mower Race 2016 in the English village of Five Oaks on Saturday. Forty- three teams lined up for the highlight of the lawn mower event of the year in West Sussex, the annual...

  • Watch: Thirsty burglar caught helping himself to drink

    Watch: Thirsty burglar caught helping himself to drink

    A burglar helped himself to a drink during a break-in at a milkshake shop. CCTV caught the man slurping down a beverage as he took a break from stealing cash and a television in a branch of Shaketastic in north London. Footage of the raid in...

  • Watch: Cat brought back to life with mouth-to-mouth

    Watch: Cat brought back to life with mouth-to-mouth

    A one-month old kitten, which was about to drown after falling in the water in a Sicilian harbour, was rescued and resuscitated by Italian coast guard.  After diving in to save it, the Italian coast guard gave the cat CPR, including mouth-to-mouth...

  • UFO? Unexplained light hovers over Illinois arch

    UFO? Unexplained light hovers over Illinois arch

    A light that appeared high over St Louis's Gateway Arch is perplexing officials. The mystery started when an Illinois man shot video of the light and shared it with KTVI-TV. After seeing the report, an employee at an Illinois park across the river...

  • Milkshake shop thief takes time out for a free drink

    Milkshake shop thief takes time out for a free drink

    It is thirsty work being a burglar apparently - so this one helps himself to a drink during a break-in at a milkshake shop. CCTV caught the man slurping down a beverage as he took a break from stealing cash and a television in a branch of...

  • Carbs me if you can: potatoes raid prompts warning from farmer

    Carbs me if you can: potatoes raid prompts warning from farmer

    A farmer has issued a health warning after potatoes recently sprayed with chemicals were stolen from his field. Gloucestershire Police said 12 yards' worth of Crispin potatoes were stolen from the field adjacent to Foley Road, in Newent,...

  • Boy, 11, steals bus and picks up passengers in Germany

    Boy, 11, steals bus and picks up passengers in Germany

    An 11-year-old boy picked up at least three passengers using a decommissioned bus in the German city of Ingolstadt before they noticed something was amiss.  The boy found the key to the parked bus and decided to drive down the street and start...

  • Murder suspect hides in tree to avoid police

    Murder suspect hides in tree to avoid police

    An assault suspect tried to avoid police in Colorado by climbing a tree and staying there for hours. The 30-year-old man camped out in the Colorado Springs tree for about five hours, climbing down after police used tear gas and sprayed him with...

  • Watch: Car-nage as Portugal wildfire cooks vehicles "like popcorn"

    Watch: Car-nage as Portugal wildfire cooks vehicles "like popcorn"

    The car park of an open-air music and dance festival in Portugal resembled a vehicle graveyard after a wildfire destroyed 422 cars. Authorities said there were no casualties in the blaze, which forced the evacuation of 4,000 people at the festival...

  • 'Scary Lucy' to make way for new statue

    'Scary Lucy' to make way for new statue

    A new statue of Lucille Ball is being unveiled in the late actress's home town to replace one that was so hated it was dubbed Scary Lucy. Sculptor Carolyn Palmer hopes her tribute will please fans who demanded that another artist's unflattering...

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