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  • Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

    A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on...

  • T-rex found in Canada is world's biggest

    T-rex found in Canada is world's biggest

    The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. Nicknamed Scotty for a celebratory bottle of scotch...

  • Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach. The 1.8 metre (six feet) specimen - believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish - came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the...

  • Police nab pro-Trump graffiti artist with fake wall

    Police nab pro-Trump graffiti artist with fake wall

    President Donald Trump has struggled to convince lawmakers the US needs a wall along its southern border. But in New York, police heeded his advice to catch a pro-Trump graffiti artist: yes, they built a wall. Transit Chief Edward Delatorre told...

  • Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

    Is it a horse? Is it a car? It's a Belarus horse-mobile

    Since he was a child, Alexei Usikov liked to make things.  His latest invention is what he proudly calls a "horse-mobile" - a dilapidated red car pulled by a horse that he rides through the Belarusian countryside. "It's more reliable than a car,...

  • Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

    Mystics, selfie-seekers celebrate spring at Mexico pyramids

    Thousands of people dressed in white flocked to Mexico's ancient pyramids Thursday, seeking to soak up the rays of the spring equinox sun in body and spirit. The equinox held special significance for many of Mexico's pre-Columbian peoples, who...

  • Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

    A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach. The 1.8 metre specimen - believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish - came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the...

  • Hundreds of couples livestreamed in S. Korean motel spycam porn

    Hundreds of couples livestreamed in S. Korean motel spycam porn

    More than 800 South Korean couples were livestreamed having sex in love motels, Seoul police said Thursday in one of the largest-scale and most intrusive examples yet of the country's spycam epidemic. The hyper-wired South has been battling the...

  • Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

    Burundi schoolgirls jailed for doodling on president's photo

    Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said Thursday. The girls, aged 15, 16 and 17, face up to five years in prison for...

  • No, sadly a French minister didn't call her cat 'Brexit'

    No, sadly a French minister didn't call her cat 'Brexit'

    Despite reports to the contrary, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has not named her cat "Brexit", her office said on Tuesday. Reports began circulating on Sunday after the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the 54-year-old had...

  • Ex-Peru president Toledo fails to lead by example

    Ex-Peru president Toledo fails to lead by example

    Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is facing extradition from the United States over corruption charges, was briefly jailed for public intoxication after getting drunk in a California restaurant, local police said Monday. Toledo, 73,...

  • Giant squid gets makeover before showtime

    Giant squid gets makeover before showtime

    A little elbow grease, some formaldehyde, and a lot of ingenuity - that's what it took for taxidermists at the Museum of Natural History to prettify a giant squid along with a coelacanth, a rare fish known as the "living fossil". Six metres long -...

  • Watch: Teen who egged 'racist' senator hailed as 'heroic'

    Watch: Teen who egged 'racist' senator hailed as 'heroic'

    An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks has been hailed as "heroic" by internet users, who have raised thousands of dollars in support of his protest.  William Connolly,...

  • Belgian pigeon sold for record €1.25 million

    Belgian pigeon sold for record €1.25 million

    A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million euros in an online auction, Belgian media reported Sunday. The prized bird -- Belgian's best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know -- was snapped up by a...

  • Baby cannot be named 'Griezmann Mbappe', judge in France decides

    Baby cannot be named 'Griezmann Mbappe', judge in France decides

    A football-mad couple in south-west France have been barred from naming their son "Griezmann Mbappe" after two of the stars of France's World Cup-winning team. A family judge in the central town of Brive-la-Gaillarde stripped the infant of his two...

  • Watch: Far-right senator egged after blaming immigration for mosque attacks

    Watch: Far-right senator egged after blaming immigration for mosque attacks

    A far-right Australian senator had to be restrained by security officials Saturday after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the barbaric New Zealand mosque attacks. Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew international...

  • Watch: Cheesy listening: study says tunes change Emmental's taste

    Watch: Cheesy listening: study says tunes change Emmental's taste

    It may be grating for some, but hip-hop is music to the ears of Switzerland's most famous cheese.  According to research on the musical tastes of Emmental, the holey cheese changes flavour depending on the melodies played as it ripens.      The...

  • Entrepreneurs brave Baltic ice in bid for cash

    Entrepreneurs brave Baltic ice in bid for cash

    How far would you go to win €10,000? On a blisteringly cold night in northern Finland, hopeful entrepreneurs plunge into a hole in the Baltic sea ice in a bid to win over a panel of investors. The annual 'Polar Bear Pitching' competition in the...

  • Trump wades into Melania 'body double' conspiracy theory

    Trump wades into Melania 'body double' conspiracy theory

    No, President Donald Trump told conspiracy theorists Wednesday, he does not have a body double of his wife accompanying him on work trips. A bizarre claim that First Lady Melania Trump is sometimes replaced by another woman hidden behind large...

  • Post-Brexit uncertainty looms for Italy's Prosecco

    Post-Brexit uncertainty looms for Italy's Prosecco

    If Britain leaves the EU on March 29 with a so-called hard Brexit, many supporters will likely be celebrating with Union Jack flags and countless bottles of Prosecco. But worried winemakers in Italy fear potential new trade tariffs would put a...