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  • Sinkhole car owner 'thankful' family not hurt in 'crazy' incident

    Sinkhole car owner 'thankful' family not hurt in 'crazy' incident

    The owner of a family car swallowed up by a sinkhole said he is "thankful" his family were not hurt in the "crazy" incident. The blue seven-seater Vauxhall Zafira fell into the large crater which opened up on Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south...

  • Rumours awaken for next Star Wars movie

    Rumours awaken for next Star Wars movie

    Close-up images of a set for the next Star Wars movie looks set to spark massive debate among devotees of the sci-fi saga. A huge structure was built over the last few days on Ireland's most northerly point - the dramatic and windswept Malin Head...

  • Faulty door handle sabotages Putin's inspection of military equipment

    Faulty door handle sabotages Putin's inspection of military equipment

    An effort to show off the superiority of Russian military equipment backfired today when the door handle of a truck fell off just as President Vladimir Putin was inspecting the vehicle. The Kremlin leader was being shown an array of military...

  • Sinkhole car owner thankful no one hurt

    Sinkhole car owner thankful no one hurt

    The owner of a family car swallowed up by a sinkhole said he is "thankful" his family were not hurt in the "crazy" incident. The blue seven-seater Vauxhall Zafira fell into the large crater which opened up on Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south...

  • Four years' of waste in a glass jar

    Four years' of waste in a glass jar

    A 25-year-old environmentally conscious woman has fit four years’ worth of waste into a small glass jar. New York based entrepreneur Lauren Singer leads a plastic-free lifestyle and shares her tricks on her website, Trash is for Tossers.  An...

  • Smooth 'moose-ic'

    Smooth 'moose-ic'

    The Alaska wildlife is grooving to the smooth music of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot a video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve, and it is quickly...

  • Zoos can give chimpanzees a feel of the wild with new computer programme

    Zoos can give chimpanzees a feel of the wild with new computer programme

    A new web-based program has been created to help zoo keepers encourage chimpanzees to behave more like they would in the wild. The design tool developed by University of Birmingham scientists helps create new features for enclosures that are more...

  • Artificial gut sheds light on brain interactions

    Artificial gut sheds light on brain interactions

    An artificial gut that mimics bacterial interaction with intestinal cells is shedding light on how events in the digestive tract affect the brain. The HuMiX model, about the size of a beer mat, houses growing cultures of gut cells and bacteria...

  • No rum business for Battle of Jutland survivor's heirloom

    No rum business for Battle of Jutland survivor's heirloom

    The grandson of a British sailor who survived the Battle of Jutland has kept a unique memento of the 100-year-old conflict - a rum tub made from deck splinters of HMS Iron Duke. Reg Wilkinson, 80, inherited the barrel his grandfatherGeorge...

  • Mystery ship runs aground in Liberia

    Mystery ship runs aground in Liberia

    Maritime authorities in Liberia have launched an investigation after a mystery ship ran aground on a beach. The tanker was found on the shore in the coastal city of Robertsport. There was no one on board and one of the lifeboats was missing.

  • Rembrandt painting found in New Jersey basement now in museum

    Rembrandt painting found in New Jersey basement now in museum

    A painting languishing in a New Jersey basement that turned out to be one of Dutch master Rembrandt's earliest works goes on display today at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California as a key part of an exhibit on the 17th century artist. "The...

  • Queen caught on camera saying Chinese officials 'very rude'

    Queen caught on camera saying Chinese officials 'very rude'

    The Queen has been caught on camera describing Chinese officials as "very rude". The monarch was overheard making the uncharacteristically unguarded comments during a discussion with a Metropolitan Police Service commander who described...

  • Countess of Wessex to take on mammoth palace-to-palace bike ride

    Countess of Wessex to take on mammoth palace-to-palace bike ride

    The Countess of Wessex is taking on a 450-mile palace to palace cycle challenge, which will see her ride from Edinburgh to London. Sophie will pedal from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award...

  • Chinese boss treats staff to Madrid vacation

    The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group has treated 3,000 of his best sales staff to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free trip to Madrid that also included a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal...

  • Teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration

    Teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration

    A primary school teacher in New Jersey wrote inspirational messages directly on her students' desks before they started days of high-pressure tests. Chandni Langford's pupils, aged 10 and 11, walked into class at Evergreen Avenue Elementary School...

  • Julian Assange has new kitten for company in Ecuador's embassy

    Julian Assange has new kitten for company in Ecuador's embassy

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has a new companion in Ecuador's embassy in London - a tiny kitten. The as yet unnamed cat descended from the original European wildcat. She was a gift from Assange's young children to keep their father...

  • Ruby the dog makes miracle recovery after chewing disinfectant bottle

    Ruby the dog makes miracle recovery after chewing disinfectant bottle

    A dog almost blinded and left fighting for life after chewing a disinfectant bottle has made a miraculous recovery. Jack Russell cross Ruby briefly got her paws on the bottle and a small amount splashed in her face. When owner Gary James, 44, from...

  • Green fingers in the buff for Naked Gardening Day

    Green fingers in the buff for Naked Gardening Day

    Scores of nature-lovers celebrated Naked Gardening Day on Saturday. Topless topiarists joined pantless pruners across the country to grab their hoses, rakes and shears and indulge in a spot of starkers outdoor action. World Naked Gardening Day...

  • 'Little Obama' ice cream chills Russian - US relations

    'Little Obama' ice cream chills Russian - US relations

    A Russian company is trying to cash in on chilly relations between Moscow and Washington by releasing an ice cream called "Little Obama", irritating U.S. officials. The product, called "Obamka" in Russian, is glazed with chocolate and its wrapping...

  • African animals for sale, pigeons make art

    African animals for sale, pigeons make art

    Drought pushes Zimbabwe authorities to sell wildlife. In New York City, pigeons dazzle the skies with an artistic light show. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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