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  • Epic row

    A team of four men aged between 25 and 28 have set off from London's Tower Bridge on a 2,000-mile non-stop rowing race around Britain. Totally unaided, the crew will face dangerous and fast turning tides and cross the world's busiest sea lanes,...

  • British bakers vote 'stay' to save the Cornish

    British bakers vote 'stay' to save the Cornish

    Bakers making one of the most quintessentially British delicacies have come out in support of remaining in the European Union.The Cornish Pasty Association (CPA), which represents makers in Cornwall, said it backed a vote to stay because of the...

  • Watch: Policeman turns karaoke king after dealing with brawl

    Watch: Policeman turns karaoke king after dealing with brawl

    A policeman entertained a pub crowd with a karaoke classic after being called in to deal with a brawl. Sergeant Jon Harris belted out Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive while in full uniform to cheers from drinkers at Glasgow's Waterloo Bar. Mr Harris...

  • Ceiling panels on United Airlines plane fall during flight

    Ceiling panels on United Airlines plane fall during flight

    Ceiling panels collapsed and fell into the aisle of a United Airlines plane when it made a hard landing at Newark’s Liberty International Airport. Passengers said the Boeing 767-300 ‘bounced’ on the runway before it took off again and circled for...

  • North Carolina woman finds body parts in used freezer

    North Carolina woman finds body parts in used freezer

    A resident of Goldsboro, North Carolina says she found body parts in a deep freezer she bought from her neighbour. The woman, who didn't want to be identified, says she was told not to open it for a few weeks. It was a time capsule, part of Sunday...

  • Moose gives birth in Alaska car park

    Moose gives birth in Alaska car park

    Shoppers at a hardware store in Anchorage, Alaska, were treated to an unusual sight  when a moose gave birth right in the middle of a parking lot. Local media said the mother and her calf rested for hours next to a parked jeep, though the little...

  • Marks & Spencer change England Euro poster after outrage from Welsh fans

    Marks & Spencer change England Euro poster after outrage from Welsh fans

    Marks & Spencer has incurred the wrath of Welsh soccer fans after putting up a poster appearing to back England's Euro 2016 squad. The retailer came under fire over the poster in its store in Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, saying it is the official...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger got charged by an elephant

    Arnold Schwarzenegger got charged by an elephant

    Action movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a real-life adventure in Africa when he was on a safari vehicle that was charged by an elephant. "Some of us had to change our pants," he said on his Twitter feed after he...

  • Meet the young Spiderman from Gaza

    Meet the young Spiderman from Gaza

    Dubbed the Palestinian 'Spiderman', a 12-year-old boy eyes a spot in the Guinness World Records for his contortionist skills. See what he can do above.

  • Say what? Hacked road signs get political

    Say what? Hacked road signs get political

    Two road signs in Texas got hacked, one taking aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The other showing support for Democrat Bernie Sanders. The first sign along Interstate 30 in Dallas read, "Donald Trump is a shape shifting...

  • WATCH: Monster alligator stuns golfers in Florida

    WATCH: Monster alligator stuns golfers in Florida

    Golfers in Florida were stunned when an exceptionally large alligator strolled across a golf course in Buffalo Creek, Florida. Golfer Charles Helms was enjoying an afternoon game of golf when he saw the huge reptile heading their way. He grabbed...

  • Marriage is on the rocks, and it's still the reception

    Marriage is on the rocks, and it's still the reception

    A wedding reception on board a Boston Harbour boat was ruined on Saturday when the boat, called Majesty ran aground. All 137 passengers were unharmed and transferred to the Asteria, another Boston Harbour Cruises vessel, according to the U.S.

  • Hitler's older brother was younger, not older, than him

    Hitler's older brother was younger, not older, than him

    A brother of Hitler's who was thought to be older was actually younger and died within days, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future leader of Nazi Germany, a historian has said. Hitler is widely thought to have been...

  • Boy, 7, missing in Japan forest after being left alone as punishment

    Boy, 7, missing in Japan forest after being left alone as punishment

    A seven-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment. About 150 rescue workers have resumed a search of a wooded area on Hokkaido, the northern-most of Japan's four...

  • Cyclists left reeling as they get jumped by kangaroo

    Cyclists left reeling as they get jumped by kangaroo

    A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region. Sharon Heinrich, 45, said she and Helen Salter, 47, were cycling side by side along a tourist route in the Clare Valley in...

  • Elephant calf rescued after falling down drain hole

    Elephant calf rescued after falling down drain hole

    A young elephant was rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota. The calf appeared to have fallen into a drain on the main road leading to the port. Local port workers joined forces with wildlife officials to break...

  • Watch: German politician hit by chocolate pie

    Watch: German politician hit by chocolate pie

    A prominent member of a German far-left party has been hit in the face with a chocolate pie, in protest over her stance on refugees.  Sahra Wagenknecht  is a prominent member of the far-left Linke party and advocates a cap on those entering...

  • Chinese children's perilous journey to school

    Chinese children's perilous journey to school

    Children in a remote part of China climb a perilous cliff to get to and from school.   Children in remote Sichuan province make this journey every two weeks. Their journey includes scaling an 800m cliff to get to and from boarding school. It takes...

  • WATCH: Man successfully deep fries water

    WATCH: Man successfully deep fries water

    Deep-frying can be used for almost anything: chips, meat, vegetables and, apparently, water. Jonathan Marcus, a man from Massachusetts, has lit up YouTube with a video showing off his skills at preparing a steaming hot ball of...

  • Watch: Family leaps from burning apartment and saved by crowd

    Watch: Family leaps from burning apartment and saved by crowd

    A family from Russia had a lucky escape after a fire in their home forced them to take drastic measures to exit the burning building, a dramatic video has shown. Parents Elena and Vitaly had no choice but to throw their young children from the...

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