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  • Small plane makes 'miracle' landing on road after engine failure

    Small plane makes 'miracle' landing on road after engine failure

    The pilot of a small plane that made a nighttime emergency landing on a Southern California road has described the moment the engine died, and he knew he would never make it to a nearby airport. Israel Slod, who guided the single-engine Beech G33...

  • Watch: Hillary Clinton surprises with 'Fire and Fury' spoof

    Watch: Hillary Clinton surprises with 'Fire and Fury' spoof

    Bruno Mars beat Jay-Z for the top Grammy Awards on Sunday, but the surprise star of the night was former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury. Clinton, who lost the 2016...

  • Pistols or swords? Not in my state....

    Pistols or swords? Not in my state....

    Archaic laws that are a relic from a time when people fought in duels a la Alexander Hamilton and rode horses on roads would be struck from the books in Rhode Island if a politician has his way. House Majority Whip John Edwards picked some of the...

  • Hillary Clinton surprises with 'Fire and Fury' spoof

    Hillary Clinton surprises with 'Fire and Fury' spoof

    The surprise star of the Grammy Awards on Sunday was former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff's controversial book "Fire and Fury." A pre-taped parody sketch saw Grammy Awards host James Corden audition...

  • Armed robber asks for a lift home after struggling with manual gearbox

    Armed robber asks for a lift home after struggling with manual gearbox

    A 22-year-old robbed a pharmacy and tried to make his getaway in a carjacked vehicle before giving up - because he could not work a manual transmission.  Police in southern New Mexico said the armed robbery suspect tried, and failed, to get the...

  • Watch: 'Hero' shopper praised for tackling jewellery thief in UK

    Watch: 'Hero' shopper praised for tackling jewellery thief in UK

    A "hero" shopper has been praised for his courage after he was captured on video tackling a thief during a botched jewellery store robbery. CCTV footage hailed as "amazing" by the shop's owners shows Andy Fiddler, 52, tearing off his jacket and...

  • One of world's oldest gorillas dies, aged 60

    One of world's oldest gorillas dies, aged 60

    One of the world's oldest known gorillas, Vila, died at age 60 on Thursday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, local media reported. The African-born western lowland gorilla was estimated to have been born in 1957 in the Congo and was hand-raised at...

  • Police visit cinema showing The Death of Stalin

    Police visit cinema showing The Death of Stalin

    Police have shown up at a Moscow cinema that screened a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin in defiance of an official Russian government ban. The Culture Ministry this week rescinded a permit allowing British writer-director Armando...

  • Discount on Nutella sparks chaos in French supermarkets

    Discount on Nutella sparks chaos in French supermarkets

    Brawls broke out in a chain of French supermarkets as shoppers fought over cut-price tubs of Nutella chocolate spread. The Intermarche supermarket chain on Thursday cut the price of a 950g jar of Nutella, so popular in France that it is often...

  • Milllionaire had pole dancers on dining table

    Milllionaire had pole dancers on dining table

    Looking for stripper poles, a coffin with cherry red lining and a velociraptor? All are for sale at the upcoming auction of gaudy items that decorated two mansions once owned by a former developer in South Florida. The Miami Herald reports the...

  • Is your sandwich killing the planet?

    Is your sandwich killing the planet?

    Consumption of sandwiches across the UK has the same environmental impact as the use of eight million cars a year. A team from the University of Manchester arrived at the figure after studying the carbon footprint of 40 different types of...

  • Walk like an Egyptian

    Walk like an Egyptian

    Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II to the atrium of Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex operation undertaken by army engineers and specialist contractors. The ancient colossus was taken on its...

  • Animal lover killed by his 8ft pet python

    Animal lover killed by his 8ft pet python

    An animal lover found dead at his home was killed by an 8ft pet python who "was his baby", an inquest has heard. Keen snake handler Dan Brandon, 31, died of asphyxiation at his home in Church Crookham, Hampshire, on August 25 last year,...

  • Botox scandal at Saudi Arabia's camel beauty contest

    Botox scandal at Saudi Arabia's camel beauty contest

    A dozen camels were disqualified from a beauty contest - part of Saudi Arabia's annual camel festival - because their handlers used Botox to make them more attractive. David Doyle reports.

  • German far-right politician becomes Muslim

    German far-right politician becomes Muslim

    A politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, has resigned from its board and converted to Islam, the party said on Wednesday. But while Arthur Wagner quit his AfD leadership post in the...

  • Here's an easy question: what would you expect to eat on steak night?

    Here's an easy question: what would you expect to eat on steak night?

    Wetherspoon customers were left disappointed when the chain pulled steak from its menu on steak night. A notice, posted on Twitter by a customer, attributed the absence of steak to a "supplier failure". It said the Aberdeen Angus rump steak,...

  • Which paw does your cat prefer?

    Which paw does your cat prefer?

    Female cats are more likely to be right-handed than males, research has indicated. An academic study of 44 cats found there was a gender difference when it came to the animals using their right paw over their left one. The study found the majority...

  • Typo gets Judi Dench award for 'leading roll'

    Typo gets Judi Dench award for 'leading roll'

    Viewers were amused when a typo at the Screen Actors Guild Awards saw Dame Judi Dench seemingly nominated for a bread-themed prize. As the nominees for the stars up for the outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role award were...

  • Watch: Dramatic CCTV footage released in hit-and-run probe in UK

    Watch: Dramatic CCTV footage released in hit-and-run probe in UK

    WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT A 19-year-old man has suffered serious life-changing injuries after being mowed down in a hit-and-run collision which was captured in disturbing CCTV footage. Derbyshire Police have released the disturbing images of the...

  • Rotterdam police to confiscate designer clothes from poor youths

    Rotterdam police to confiscate designer clothes from poor youths

    If you're young and poor but wearing designer clothes, Rotterdam police are out to get you.  Police in the Dutch city will soon begin a pilot program targeting youths believed to be wearing clothes they cannot afford legally, from Rolex watches to...