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  • Top luxury for rescued yachtsman

    Top luxury for rescued yachtsman

    A 73-year-old solo yachtsman rescued by the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship from his stricken yacht in the North Atlantic considered sailing 1,500 miles back to Britain before he was picked up. Mervyn Wheatley, a former Royal Marine officer, was taking...

  • Sentenced to death for blasphemy on social media

    Sentenced to death for blasphemy on social media

    A judge has sentenced a minority Shiite Muslim to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. Shafiq Chaudhry said Judge Shabir Ahmed announced the sentence for 30-year-old Taimore Raza in...

  • Rare Chuck Berry interview to be broadcast for first time

    Rare Chuck Berry interview to be broadcast for first time

    An interview with rock'n'roll legend Chuck Berry which has been gathering dust for 40 years will be broadcast for the first time. The recording sees the late Roll Over Beethoven singer talk about driving himself to his own gigs, after becoming...

  • Australian police dog fired for being too sociable

    Australian police dog fired for being too sociable

    A German Shepherd puppy who was recruited to train as a police dog in Australia has been fired, according to The Telegraph.  The puppy, named Gavel, was found to be not fit for purpose, in the most adorable of ways. The problem was that the canine...

  • Watch: ATM defeats mechanical digger

    Watch: ATM defeats mechanical digger

    Police are searching for a man who used a stolen mechanical digger to try to break into a cash machine in Prince George's County in Maryland on June 1.  His repeated attempts failed and he ran from the scene after causing considerable damage. 

  • Czech architect puts tree house on a pedestal

    Czech architect puts tree house on a pedestal

    Balancing on one narrow concrete leg on a slope in a Prague orchard stands a uniquely shaped grey house designed by Czech architect Jan Sepka for a eco-friendly friend. The 80-square metre home, with a misshapen round base that tapers off as you...

  • First shark attack in UK water leaves victim with nothing but a scratch

    First shark attack in UK water leaves victim with nothing but a scratch

    On Tuesday night, a surfer fell victim to the first shark attack the UK waters have ever seen, according to The Telegraph. Rich Thomson, 30, fortunately left the scene with no more than a cut on his thumb. “It won’t stop me going back in the water...

  • Disabled dogs find their feet thanks to homemade wheelchairs

    Disabled dogs find their feet thanks to homemade wheelchairs

    Disabled dogs at an animal shelter in Taiwan's southern city of Tainan, can now walk and run again, thanks to wheelchairs designed for them by a pet enthusiast. After a friend rescued an injured stray dog, she was charged by the animal hospital...

  • Horsey McHorseface wins a race

    Horsey McHorseface wins a race

    A horse called Horsey McHorseface is finally making a name for himself on the racing track as well as off it.  The three-year-old gelding got his maiden win on Monday, coming from behind to race clear and claim a win at the Arthur Thompson...

  • Canadian mows his lawn as tornado rages behind him

    Canadian mows his lawn as tornado rages behind him

    A Canadian man pictured mowing his lawn with a tornado raging behind him has gone viral, according to The Independent. Theunis Wessels was photographed by his wife, Cecilia, last Friday as the storm passed their home in Alberta. Cecilia had...

  • Bristol Zoo celebrates birth of four warty pigs

    Bristol Zoo celebrates birth of four warty pigs

    Four warty pigs have been born at a British zoo. This is the second litter for their mum Polly whose first was in December 2015. They have just spent their first day in their outside paddock at Bristol Zoo and have stayed close to mum Polly. If...

  • BBC probed over 'sexist and derogatory' Essex girls jokes

    BBC probed over 'sexist and derogatory' Essex girls jokes

    Scott Mills's Radio 1 show did not breach broadcasting rules with jokes about Essex girls, watchdog Ofcom has ruled. The BBC show was investigated after it sparked complaints that quips were sexist and derogatory. Jokes included "What's the first...

  • Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

    Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

      An Irish nun and a policeman have emerged as unlikely sporting stars, after a video of the pair kicking a football in their respective uniforms went viral. The video shows a police officer identified as Garda O'Connell playing "keepy-uppy" with...

  • Watch: Comedian says Trump trying to ruin her

    Watch: Comedian says Trump trying to ruin her

    Comedian Kathy Griffin, under fire for posing with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting US President Donald Trump, reiterated her apology but added that she believes the Trump family is trying to ruin her and her career. Griffin lost...

  • Father overdoses on heroin in attempt to teach addict son a lesson

    Father overdoses on heroin in attempt to teach addict son a lesson

    A man in New York furious at discovering his addict son's heroin stash almost killed himself when he shot it up in an attempt to teach his son a lesson.  Sergey Gnatovskiy, 45, overdosed after injecting the drug and needed CPR from his son after...

  • NASA's first mission to 'touch the sun'

    NASA's first mission to 'touch the sun'

    NASA is set to announce a new mission to fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere. The US space agency said the Solar Probe Plus, which will help "revolutionise our understanding of the Sun", is expected to launch in the summer of next year. The...

  • Watch: Trump 'covfefe' tweet confounds Twitter

    Watch: Trump 'covfefe' tweet confounds Twitter

    US President Donald Trump's midnight tweet contained a cryptic 'word' that made comedians out of many Twitter users. At 12.06 am, the US President tweeted, 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe.' Or, maybe it's 'covFEEF,' or 'covFEEFEE' -...

  • Belgian PM suffers hearing loss after standing too close to a starting pistol

    Belgian PM suffers hearing loss after standing too close to a starting pistol

    For the Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, Sunday's 20km de Bruxelles race resulted in emergency medical treatment for damage to his hearing, according to The Guardian. The Belgian King's youngest sister, Princess Astrid, accidentally fired...

  • Boy, 13, gets bottom stuck in 10ft basketball hoop

    Boy, 13, gets bottom stuck in 10ft basketball hoop

    Firefighters in the UK had to be called to rescue a boy whose bottom got stuck in a 10ft-high basketball hoop.Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called at just before 8.45pm on Monday to a play area in Western Gailes Way, Hull.The...

  • Woman discovers her 'fake' diamond ring is worth up to €400,000

    Woman discovers her 'fake' diamond ring is worth up to €400,000

    A woman based in London has discovered that a ring she bought 30 years ago and believed to be fake is actually an authentic 26.27-carat diamond, according to Aol. The ring was bought at a car boot sale for the price of €13.50, the woman unaware of...

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