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  • Filmmaker dies after giraffe head-butts him

    Filmmaker dies after giraffe head-butts him

    An award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer died earlier this week after getting head-butted by a giraffe. South African filmmaker Carlos Carvalho, 47, was shooting a series about a British family in a game lodge when he tried to get close to a...

  • Swiss guards get new headgear in bid to keep cool

    Swiss guards get new headgear in bid to keep cool

    The Swiss Guards, the world's oldest standing army, are getting some new headgear. The Pope's army plans to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving them cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing...

  • Tinged Mahal

    Tinged Mahal

    The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning green and yellow - and India's Supreme Court is not pleased. Earlier this week it ordered officials to create a plan to ensure the Taj Mahal is properly cared for and report back.

  • Advert for 'naked cleaners' posted on government jobseeker website

    Advert for 'naked cleaners' posted on government jobseeker website

    An advert looking for cleaners who would be "fully clothed, in lingerie or naked" was reportedly posted on the UK government's Universal Jobmatch website. The Daily Mirror said Fantasy Cleans was looking for "cleaners with a difference" and was...

  • Carrot-addicted kangaroos hopping mad at tourists

    Carrot-addicted kangaroos hopping mad at tourists

    Kangaroos are one of Australia's biggest tourist draws, but visitors to one park are getting more than they bargained for. Tourists in Lake Macquarie, a two-hour train ride from Sydney, are ignoring warnings and feeding carrots to kangaroos who...

  • New Zealand has enough of being left off the map

    New Zealand has enough of being left off the map

    It's been a glaringly obvious omission to New Zealanders for years and now the rest of the world is taking notice. A new tourism campaign is aiming to crack the mystery of whether the country, which is home to around 4.8 million people, is...

  • Resident uses dolls' heads to highlight pothole problem

    Resident uses dolls' heads to highlight pothole problem

    A resident so fed up with potholes near his home has come up with a unique way to highlight the problem - using dolls' heads. Neville Daytona, 56, placed the plastic toys, which he bought online and from charity shops, in potholes on Mill Lane,...

  • 'Gangster' Peppa Pig targeted by Chinese web censors

    'Gangster' Peppa Pig targeted by Chinese web censors

    Cherubic cartoon character Peppa Pig has become an unlikely target of China's censors as fans use her likeness in rap videos and gangster-style tattoos. The British character's subversive alter ego has made her a viral hit but also the target of...

  • Lost in translation? Macron calls Australian PM's wife 'delicious'

    Lost in translation? Macron calls Australian PM's wife 'delicious'

    French President Emmanuel Macron has raised eyebrows in Australia by calling prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife "delicious". Wrapping up a joint news conference during his brief Australian visit, Mr Macron moved to thank the Turnbulls for...

  • Doctor says Trump dictated glowing 2015 health report

    Doctor says Trump dictated glowing 2015 health report

    A letter from Donald Trump's New York physician released by his campaign in 2015 declaring he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" was composed by the candidate himself, the doctor said on Tuesday. "He dictated that...

  • Colombian vet charged in US with smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

    Colombian vet charged in US with smuggling heroin in puppies' bellies

    A veterinarian from Colombia has been charged with illegally smuggling narcotics into the United States by surgically implanting packets of liquid heroin into the bellies of puppies. Andres Lopez Elorez was arraigned in a federal court in Brooklyn...

  • Singapore Airport plans to use facial recognition to find late passengers

    Singapore Airport plans to use facial recognition to find late passengers

    Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers? That might be an annoyance of the past at Singapore's Changi airport which is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or those...

  • Watch: Surfer survives 24m wave to set new world record

    Watch: Surfer survives 24m wave to set new world record

    A monster wave off Portugal has produced a world record for a Brazilian surfer. The World Surf League has credited Rodrigo Koxa with riding an 24.38-metre wave at Nazare in Portugal in November last year. That overtook the previous record of 23.77...

  • 'Jack the Ripper' card being sold at auction

    'Jack the Ripper' card being sold at auction

    A letter warning of two murders and believed to have been sent by Jack the Ripper is being sold at auction. The author warns "I mean to have them my knife is still in good order" on the ink-written card which was sent to Ealing police...

  • Tree planted by Trump, Macron put in quarantine

    Tree planted by Trump, Macron put in quarantine

    French President Emmanuel Macron celebrated the special relationship between the United States and France during his state visit to Washington last week by planting a tree with President Donald Trump on the grounds of the White House. But the tree...

  • Maradona threatens to sue after FIFA 18 features him on 'I love Juve' banner

    Maradona threatens to sue after FIFA 18 features him on 'I love Juve' banner

    Football legend Maradona is threatening to sue the makers of video game FIFA 18 for featuring his face on an in-game banner reading "I love Juve".  Eagle-eyed fans of the popular sports game noticed that when players set up a Juventus-Napoli...

  • Everywhere Kim Jong-Un goes, his private toilet goes with him

    Everywhere Kim Jong-Un goes, his private toilet goes with him

    When North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un entered South Korea on Friday for a historic summit which ended with the two countries pledging denuclearisation, he brought with him a large entourage, a healthy dose of goodwill – and his own toilet. North...

  • Girl's leg is reattached backwards after cancer surgery

    Girl's leg is reattached backwards after cancer surgery

    A young girl has had her leg amputated and re-attached backwards so her ankle can eventually replace the leg's original knee following a struggle with bone cancer. Amelia Eldred, who was diagnosed with the cancer last year, kept a brave face as...

  • Unjust dessert? Japan demands Koreans wipe map off summit dinner mousse

    Unjust dessert? Japan demands Koreans wipe map off summit dinner mousse

    Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at a North-South summit dinner on Friday which features a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan, a recurring irritant for Tokyo. The...

  • Pope marks his name day with free ice cream for poor

    Pope marks his name day with free ice cream for poor

    Pope Francis has offered up 3,000 servings of gelato to Rome's neediest. Francis, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, funded the special dessert for guests at Rome soup kitchens and shelters to celebrate his name day, the Catholic feast day of St...