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  • Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket on visit to migrant children

    Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket on visit to migrant children

    First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the...

  • Koko the gorilla dies aged 46

    Koko the gorilla dies aged 46

    A gorilla who learned to communicate in sign language has died at the age of 46. Western lowland gorilla Koko died at the Gorilla Foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo and...

  • Clear skies thrill Stonehenge crowds for summer solstice

    Clear skies thrill Stonehenge crowds for summer solstice

    Crowds cheered the rise of the sun at Stonehenge as thousands gathered to celebrate the summer solstice. Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic Wiltshire monument were blessed with clear skies as the sun glinted over the horizon at...

  • Kilauea sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Kilauea sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Tourists travelling in a boat were surprised by lava from Hawaii's fissure floating in the sea on Monday. Video of the floating lava was posted on social media and has since garnered at least 16,000 views. Social media user, Joshua Burbank, who...

  • Volcano sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Volcano sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Tourists travelling in a boat were surprised by lava from Hawaii's fissure floating in the sea on Monday. Video of the floating lava was posted on social media on Tuesday and has since garnered at least 16,000 views. Social media user, Joshua...

  • Driver fined after watching favourite TV show on motorway

    Driver fined after watching favourite TV show on motorway

    A driver has been fined after he was spotted watching his favourite television show on the motorway. The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG), which is made up of officers from West Midlands Police and Staffordshire Police, tweeted a picture of...

  • Selfie with a python goes badly for Indian forest ranger

    Selfie with a python goes badly for Indian forest ranger

    An Indian forest ranger had a brush with death when a python he'd captured in an eastern village attempted to strangle him in front of dozens of onlookers. Sanjay Dutta and his colleagues had been called to Jalpaiguri, in India's West Bengal state...

  • Raising a toast to the couple - 14m above the ground

    Raising a toast to the couple - 14m above the ground

    A couple in eastern Germany have held a wedding ceremony with a difference - after getting married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle on a tightrope 14m above the ground. German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage on a...

  • UK reality show contestant did not know what Brexit meant

    UK reality show contestant did not know what Brexit meant

    Love Island's Hayley Hughes has said she does not think many people her age understand what Brexit is, after she was mocked for her comments on the reality show. During her time on the ITV2 dating programme, Hayley - who was booted out last week -...

  • Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    A sex doll company offering customers the opportunity to 'try before you buy' has been fined £10,000, a council has said. Gateshead Council said in a statement that LD Europe Limited sold a range of so-called "sex articles", despite lacking the...

  • Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Firefighters had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey. The fire crew arrived on the scene of a house fire in Hamilton Township but found the car parked in front of the hydrant. A picture...

  • Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    A runaway bulldozer smashed into a home in Pennsylvania, injuring its operator. Alan Baker was operating the bulldozer for Latona Construction in Dunmore when he got thrown from the machine, Dunmore police said. Police chief Sal Marchese told the...

  • Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study

    Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study

    Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. The study suggested dogs could be used as...

  • German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    A couple in eastern Germany have held a wedding ceremony with a difference - after getting married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope 14 metres above the ground. German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage...

  • More than 11,000 Australians want to feature in mass nude photograph

    More than 11,000 Australians want to feature in mass nude photograph

    More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop...

  • Man who cheated in the London Marathon has pleaded guilty to fraud

    Man who cheated in the London Marathon has pleaded guilty to fraud

    Stanislaw Skupian, 38, crossed the finish line after picking up legitimate runner Jake Halliday's lost number. He was pictured at the end of the 26.2 mile race celebrating with a finisher's medal. Scotland Yard said Skupian was charged on May 18...

  • US returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

    US returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

    A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by US Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts. "We are returning it to its rightful owner,"...

  • Royal ascot: racegoers to be breathalised

    Royal ascot: racegoers to be breathalised

    Amid the dog-eared form guides, jaunty head wear and crumpled betting slips, racegoers attending Royal Ascot next week may notice an altogether different addition - breathalysers at the turnstiles. The Berkshire venue has rolled out a swathe of...

  • BA pilot jailed for boarding flight while four times legal alcohol limit

    BA pilot jailed for boarding flight while four times legal alcohol limit

    An experienced British Airways pilot's career is "up in smoke" after he was jailed for eight months for being caught on duty while more than four times the alcohol limit. Julian Monaghan drank three double vodkas and diet Pepsi in his hotel room...

  • UK appoints 'champion' to oversee planting of 12m trees

    UK appoints 'champion' to oversee planting of 12m trees

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has appointed a "tree champion" to boost planting rates and prevent unnecessary felling of street trees. The move, part of the pledges in the Government's 25-year environment plan, comes amid a controversial...