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  • Oklahoma woman killed by pack of seven small dogs

    Oklahoma woman killed by pack of seven small dogs

    An Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by seven small dogs, most of them possibly a dachshund-terrier mix. Authorities in the US state are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed following the incident. Carter County Sheriff Chris...

  • Estonian district adopts cannabis flag after online poll

    Estonian district adopts cannabis flag after online poll

    A local government in Estonia has narrowly approved using a flag with an image of a cannabis leaf as its symbol after a online poll overwhelmingly voted for it. The town's name - Kanepi- is derived from the Estonian word for marijuana. Although...

  • Train leaves 25 seconds early - Japanese company apologises profusely

    Train leaves 25 seconds early - Japanese company apologises profusely

    A Japanese rail company has apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers after a train left its platform 25 seconds early. West Japan Railways issued a press release to apologise and announced an internal investigation after the 7.12am at...

  • Ready, aim, fire: Perth restaurant gives patrons water pistols to ward off seagulls

    Ready, aim, fire: Perth restaurant gives patrons water pistols to ward off seagulls

    Annoyed with seagulls pestering their patrons, a restaurant in the Australian city of Perth has given its outdoor customers water pistols to help stop the birds from ruining their waterfront dining experience. Owner of 3Sheets restaurant, Toby...

  • Tooth and nothing but the tooth

    Tooth and nothing but the tooth

    Napoleon's toothbrush, Queen Victoria's dental kit and primitive dentistry tools are 150 objects on show as part of a new exhibition in London. From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, Teeth tells the tale...

  • Toddler steals the show during proposal video

    Toddler steals the show during proposal video

    A Michigan boy found a way to make his mark on the occasion of his mother's marriage proposal. Allyssa Anter said "yes" on Saturday to the question popped by her boyfriend Kevin Przytula. Video shows the bride-to-be and man on bended knee are...

  • Herd instinct blocks German highway

    Herd instinct blocks German highway

    Police called in a crane to lift five fugitive water buffalo off a highway in western Germany during an operation that lasted about nine hours. News agency dpa reported that the buffalo, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and...

  • 'Harry', 'Meghan' and 'Megan' to crew British Airways royal wedding flight

    'Harry', 'Meghan' and 'Megan' to crew British Airways royal wedding flight

    A British Airways flight will celebrate Britain's royal wedding on Saturday by flying to Canada with crew who are all named Harry or Meghan. Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and the sixth-in-line to the British throne, and Meghan Markle, 36,...

  • Israeli football team adds 'Trump' to its name

    Israeli football team adds 'Trump' to its name

    A top Israeli football team is marking Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the nation’s capital by changing its name. Beitar Jerusalem will now be known as ‘Beitar Trump Jerusalem’, in honour of the US president’s move. “We have the...

  • Watch: Collision at Istanbul airport - plane loses its tail fin

    Watch: Collision at Istanbul airport - plane loses its tail fin

    An Asiana A330 took out the tail of a Turkish A321 in a dramatic collision at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. No one was injured. The Asiana A330  was departing for Seoul Incheon while the Turkish A321 had just arrived from Tymvou in Northern...

  • Body found behind toilet wall at Calgary mall

    Body found behind toilet wall at Calgary mall

    A dead man's body was found behind a toilet wall of the women's restroom at a Calgary mall after a worker was called in to fix a broken toilet. Authorities say the victim allegedly tried to crawl into the vent, got stuck and later died. ...

  • High-rise 'hog hotel' with 1,000 pigs per floor

    High-rise 'hog hotel' with 1,000 pigs per floor

    On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the pigs a thousand head per floor in high-rise 'hog hotels'. This is high rise pig farming at its most intense. High-rise buildings with lifts and 1,000 pigs per floor. Similar Hog farms -...

  • Historic Doctor Who castle can be yours for €1.13million

    Historic Doctor Who castle can be yours for €1.13million

    A historic Welsh castle that once appeared in an episode of Doctor Who and is on the market for £1 million (€1.13 million) is attracting "huge amounts of interest". Prospective buyers are advised to "act quickly" if they want to be in with a...

  • Alleged stalker sent man 65,000 text messages after just one date

    Alleged stalker sent man 65,000 text messages after just one date

    A woman who sent a man she met online 65,000 text messages after their first date has defended her obsessive behaviour by saying she did it because she didn't want to lose him. The 31-year-old Phoenix woman, who faces charges of stalking and...

  • Mike Love says he is not against hologram Beach Boys tour

    Mike Love says he is not against hologram Beach Boys tour

    One of the founding members of The Beach Boys Mike Love has welcomed the idea of holograms of the band touring in the future. Love, 77, was speaking as the band announced a new album that sees them collaborate with the Royal Philharmonic...

  • Crocodile attack bride speaks of her ordeal

    Crocodile attack bride speaks of her ordeal

    A crocodile attacked Zanele Ndlovu as she canoed with her fiancé in Zimbabwe, ripping her arm so badly it had to be amputated. But the pair, due to marry just five days later, refused to allow the trauma to delay the ceremony.   The couple was...

  • Soft drink banned from Donald Trump's golf resort

    Soft drink banned from Donald Trump's golf resort

    Scots have reacted with disbelief at news that Irn Bru, a luminous orange soft drink more popular in Scotland than Coca Cola, has been banned from Donald Trump's luxury golf resort because it stains the carpets. The Irn Bru ban at Trump Turnberry,...

  • Watch: Liquid chocolate spills from truck in Poland

    Watch: Liquid chocolate spills from truck in Poland

    It was an unusual day's work for emergency workers in Graboszewo, Poland, on Wednesday as they were called out not to clear flames, but chocolate. A tank truck carrying 12 tons of liquid milk chocolate overturned in the early hours of the morning...

  • Male fruit flies enjoy orgasms more than alcohol

    Male fruit flies enjoy orgasms more than alcohol

    Male fruit flies enjoy orgasms more than alcohol - and Israeli researchers who tested the insects' addiction to pleasure hope to apply their discovery to controlling human substance abuse. Scientists from Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv exposed...

  • Snooker champ bares all at news conference after title win

    Snooker champ bares all at news conference after title win

    Mark Williams stayed true to his word after clinching his third world snooker title on Monday by conducting his post-match news conference naked. The 43-year-old, who had promised to strip off if he won, beat Scotland's John Higgins 18-16 in a...