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  • Statue comeback

    A 15th-century statue that broke into pieces when it fell from its pedestal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is going back on display after a 12-year repair job. The life-size marble figure of Adam by Tullio Lombardo is the first...

  • Eleanor, 100, proves a diving force

    A 100-year-old woman with a head for heights has bested former US president George Bush senior in the daredevil stakes. Mr Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving, but Eleanor Cunningham of Howes Cave, New York, made her big leap to mark...

  • Cloud of pot smoke puts Colorado high school on partial lock down

    A high school in Colorado, one of the first two US states to legalise recreational marijuana use, was put on partial lock down after a student's weed pipe filled a classroom with pot smoke, the school said. The smoke from the device, known as a...

  • Could you be on my passenger Liz?

    Jordan Axani is looking for the right woman to take on a round-the-world air trip. But there's a catch - she must be named Elizabeth Gallagher and have a Canadian passport. Mr Axani, 28, from Toronto, Canada, and his then girlfriend, Elizabeth...

  • Water feature

    Water feature

    Excavations at a 2,000-year-old Mexican ruin site suggest it might have had a surprising history - with a series of water features. The water connection would be an odd twist for the Teotihuacan complex, which is in an arid valley north of Mexico...

  • Date disaster

    US police revealed the details of a bad first date after a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person after they had chatted online. The woman got into his car at a drive-through restaurant in Wilsonville, south of Portland, Oregon,...

  • Beijing bonus

    The arrival of an international summit in Beijing - the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum - has led to some unusual restrictions on the city's 21 million inhabitants - and one decent bonus. Apec is deemed the capital's biggest event...

  • Canal volunteers find WW2 grenade

    Volunteers cleaning up a canal in east London were shocked to find an unexploded grenade from the Second World War. The event was the first of five planned over the next month to clear a huge amount of rubbish from the bed of the Regent's Canal in...

  • Feathers fly in mall raptor rumble

    A store's grand opening ruffled some feathers after an owl attacked a hawk in a shopping mall display. The European eagle owl attacked a Harris's hawk in Burlington's Town Centre Mall in Vermont. Witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its...

  • Scales of justice

    The US Supreme Court appears sympathetic to a Florida fisherman who says the government went overboard in prosecuting him for throwing undersized grouper off his boat. But the justices seemed to struggle over how to limit the reach of a law meant...

  • Don't pee on palace

    Don't pee on palace

    If you get caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace. The stately Royal Palace is not just a working palace for the Dutch royal family; its sheltered arches are also a...

  • Hello deer

    A western New York homeowner says she awoke to find an unwelcome visitor in her living room - a deer. Wyoming County sheriff deputy Matthew Sage responded to the homeowner's call in Strykersville earlier this week. He told The Buffalo News that...

  • Cameraman carjacking caught on tape

    Cameraman carjacking caught on tape

    An Australian news cameraperson is carjacked by the assailant he's sent to cover. Julie Noce reports.

  • Fossil DNA 'confirms interbreeding'

    Fossil DNA 'confirms interbreeding'

    A genome taken from a 36,000-year-old skeleton has helped scientists shed new light on interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals. The ground-breaking study of DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived...

  • Snake stunt

    A naturalist who created a snake-proof suit will allow himself to be swallowed alive by an anaconda for an upcoming television special. In Eaten Alive, filmmaker Paul Rosolie intends to don the bulky suit and then willingly feed himself the...

  • Macabre forensic exhibits on show

    Macabre forensic exhibits on show

    Maggots and mugshots with PhotoFit noses, an old lady painted as she decomposes, pharmacy bottles in arsenic blue... these are a few of the gems up for view. A Wellcome Collection exhibition launching in London in February and examining the...

  • Lantern ban

    Lantern ban

    Revellers in northern Thailand have been asked not to launch sky lanterns near airports to avoid airborne accidents during a popular festival. Chiang Mai's Air Traffic Control Centre said it had declared a 4.8km restricted zone around the airport...

  • Ban blunder

    Ban blunder

    It was clearly a slip of the tongue, but many Austrians will not be amused because they hear it all too often: Expressing his gratitude for the hosting of a major conference in Vienna, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon offered his thanks - to...

  • Celebrity sheep

    A sheep is to turn on the Christmas lights of a Derbyshire town. The Swaledale ram, known as Private Derby, will push a specially-designed switch to illuminate Ashbourne's display on Friday November 21, the Derby Telegraph reported. The sheep is...

  • Typhoon debris turned into furniture

    Typhoon debris turned into furniture

    Furniture designer recycle typhoon debris into unique works of art. Julie Noce reports.

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