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  • Man 'tightens' his own nuts with spanner

    Man 'tightens' his own nuts with spanner

    A man was freed by firefighters in the UK after getting his genitals trapped in a ring spanner. A crew was called to assist staff in the accident and emergency unit at Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, south Wales, at around 9am on...

  • Watch: Drama as Egyptian policemen catch baby that fell from third floor window

    Watch: Drama as Egyptian policemen catch baby that fell from third floor window

    Incredible footage released by the Egyptian Interior Ministry shows Egyptian policemen acting quickly to catch a baby which fell from a third floor window. The policemen had been guarding a bank. The baby was unharmed, and a policeman was slightly...

  • Hackers may soon target your...fridge

    Hackers may soon target your...fridge

    Computers and mobile phones are not the only devices likely to be targeted by cyber-criminals, with webcams, televisions and even fridges at risk, Interpol has warned. While many tech users are generally aware of the threat cyber criminals can...

  • Wearing sunglasses next to Queen branded as "bad manners"

    Wearing sunglasses next to Queen branded as "bad manners"

    Anna Wintour's decision to wear sunglasses while in conversation with the Queen at a London Fashion Week catwalk show has been labelled "unacceptable" and "the height of bad manners" by a royal expert. The editor of US Vogue, who is British and...

  • Teen handed six months in prison for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into US

    Teen handed six months in prison for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into US

    A teenager from California has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. Ahead of the sentencing on Tuesday, the defence barrister for 18-year-old Luis Valencia told a court in San Diego that his...

  • Watch - Ball boy suffers barrage of blows for celebrating a goal

    Watch - Ball boy suffers barrage of blows for celebrating a goal

    An unfortunate ball boy suffered a barrage of blows when he celebrated a goal scored by his team Comercial against Operario on Sunday. The goal was too much for Operario player Jefferson Reis, as the video above shows. It was a goal which cost his...

  • Hilarious examples of gender branding has internet in fits

    Hilarious examples of gender branding has internet in fits

    Website Bored Panda has compiled a hilarious list of products aimed specifically at either men or women but for no particular reason. From identical toy planes and gherkins in pink and blue packaging, to ‘man-sized’ packages, the list was...

  • Drunk couple have to call for help after getting entangled with mannequin

    Drunk couple have to call for help after getting entangled with mannequin

    Police in western Germany have no idea how two men became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote-controlled car. Officers were called after cries were heard from an apartment in Mainz in the early hours of Saturday, where police found the...

  • Man jailed after ordering child sex doll

    Man jailed after ordering child sex doll

    A man has been jailed after ordering a €570 child sex doll from China. Brian Leach chose the 100cm tall toy's eye and hair colour before paying for it to be delivered to his home in Maidstone. The package was intercepted by customs officers at...

  • 'Worst Commute' award for woman stuck for two hours desperate for the loo

    'Worst Commute' award for woman stuck for two hours desperate for the loo

    An advocacy group for city commuters on Tuesday awarded its first "Worst Commute of the Week" award to a librarian from the borough of Queens for her story of an agonising two-hour wait in a tunnel one stop from her home after skipping a restroom...

  • Japanese father gets custody of his 13 children, born by surragacy

    Japanese father gets custody of his 13 children, born by surragacy

    A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago. Mitsutoki Shigeta's case raised...

  • KFC runs out of chicken in the UK

    KFC runs out of chicken in the UK

    A problem with KFC's new delivery contractor has forced the fast-food chain to close the majority of its 900 outlets across Britain. See video above.

  • KFC forced to close outlets after it runs out of chicken

    KFC forced to close outlets after it runs out of chicken

    KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country. The company said that of those outlets that were still open, many were offering a limited menu or had cut their...

  • French ice dancer suffers Olympics wardrobe malfunction on live tv

    French ice dancer suffers Olympics wardrobe malfunction on live tv

    The first notes of Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned. The French ice dancer's glittering emerald costume at the...

  • Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert

    Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert

    Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a unique experiment, simulating what it would be like to live on Mars. The experiment was held in Israel's Negev desert, near the isolated town of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian...

  • Swiss couple cycle 10,000 miles to see son compete

    Swiss couple cycle 10,000 miles to see son compete

    A year and 10,000 miles later, a Swiss couple arrived in Pyeongchang last week to watch their son compete in the Winter Olympics. Colette Luke has more.

  • Watch: 30-person brawl breaks out on cruise ship

    Watch: 30-person brawl breaks out on cruise ship

    Passengers experienced the cruise from hell after several fights broke out on board a Melbourne-bound cruise ship. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Eden, New South Wales, for 23 members of a...

  • Parents of senate candidate donate to son's rival

    Parents of senate candidate donate to son's rival

    The parents of Republican US Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Tammy Baldwin. Mr Nicholson is in a primary battle against fellow Republican Leah Vukmir, with the...

  • Watch: Bungling crook knocks out his accomplice

    Watch: Bungling crook knocks out his accomplice

    The Shanghai Public Security Bureau has released footage from a CCTV tape showing two thieves who got it all wrong. The two men are seen approaching the building before one man takes his first attempt at smashing the storefront open with a...

  • 3D-printed ribs used to rebuild chest of Welshman after tumour removed

    3D-printed ribs used to rebuild chest of Welshman after tumour removed

    A grandfather has become the first person in Wales to have his chest wall rebuilt with a 3D-printed prosthesis. Peter Maggs, from Abergavenny, had three ribs and half his breastbone removed during a day-long operation to take out a tumour the size...