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  • Priests are carrying out exorcisms by mobile phone

    Priests are carrying out exorcisms by mobile phone

    About 200 aspiring exorcists gathered in Rome on Monday for a week-long course in casting out demons - including by mobile phone if necessary - amid increased demand for the service among Roman Catholics. Participants, many of them priests, will...

  • Beer lovers can toast Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding with new brew

    Beer lovers can toast Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding with new brew

    Royal fans with a taste for beer will be able to celebrate Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle's wedding day with a special ale brewed in the town where the couple will get married next month. "Harry & Meghan's Windsor Knot" has been brewed to...

  • Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologises for angry outburst

    Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologises for angry outburst

    Korean Air Lines' unions have called for the youngest daughter of its chairman, a sister of the infamous 'nut rage' heiress, to step down from management after her alleged abusive behaviour against an advertising agency official caused public...

  • Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with...a fountain pen

    Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with...a fountain pen

    An Air China flight bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Sunday after a passenger threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, the country's civil aviation authority said. In a brief...

  • Titanic menu expected to fetch £100,000

    Titanic menu expected to fetch £100,000

    A menu of the first meal ever served on the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £100,000 at auction. The lunch - including sweetbreads, spring lamb and pastries - was served during the liner's sea trials on April 2 in 1912. Second Officer Charles...

  • Watch: Bungling burglars chase cash as wind blows it away

    Watch: Bungling burglars chase cash as wind blows it away

    Two bungling burglars have been caught on camera leaving the scene of a crime with cash trailing behind them. CCTV footage of the robbery in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, shows one of the men crouching in front of oncoming traffic as he tries to...

  • Abandoned wallaby doing well thanks to rucksack 'pouch'

    Abandoned wallaby doing well thanks to rucksack 'pouch'

    A baby wallaby is being hand reared in a rucksack after being abandoned by his mother. The red-necked wallaby, nicknamed Newt, was rescued after being let out of his mother's pouch during snowy weather at Longleat in Wiltshire. Keepers Gemma Short...

  • Angry badger forced tunnel closure in Scottish castle

    Angry badger forced tunnel closure in Scottish castle

    Part of a castle has been closed due to the presence of a "very angry badger". The cellar tunnel at Craignethan Castle was shut at around midday on Thursday after staff discovered the unexpected guest. It is thought the animal may have become lost...

  • Rescued wallaby being reared in rucksack

    Rescued wallaby being reared in rucksack

    A baby wallaby is being hand reared in a rucksack after being abandoned by his mother. The red-necked wallaby, nicknamed Newt, was rescued after being let out of his mother's pouch during snowy weather at Longleat in Wiltshire. Keepers Gemma Short...

  • Performer stuns Britain's Got Talent judges after he strips naked

    Performer stuns Britain's Got Talent judges after he strips naked

    Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are unable to hide their shock when a performer strips naked on the stage in a bizarre yet hilarious routine in the first episode of Britain's Got Talent. In a preview released ahead of Saturday's launch show, the...

  • Your song (should be better)

    Your song (should be better)

    Sir Elton John wishes people would write better songs. The veteran hitmaker, 71, revealed he was a big fan of Stormzy and Kendrick Lamar as he claimed there was a lot of music in the charts that he could not sing. Sir Elton, who earlier this year...

  • Light-hearted Queen Elizabeth jokes in her garden in new TV show

    Light-hearted Queen Elizabeth jokes in her garden in new TV show

    Wearing a floral dress and no hat, Queen Elizabeth strolls in dappled sunlight through the garden at Buckingham Palace with an old acquaintance, making quips and even mentioning the prospect of her own demise in a light-hearted way. The scene,...

  • Cincinnati burger restaurant chain getting a museum in Ohio

    Cincinnati burger restaurant chain getting a museum in Ohio

    A Cincinnati burger restaurant chain is getting a museum in Ohio. Frisch's Big Boy double-decker burger restaurant chain will unveil the museum to a gathering of employees and retirees at the chain's original Mainliner restaurant, which opened in...

  • Sports presenter falls into pool during live TV interview

    Sports presenter falls into pool during live TV interview

    Sports presenter Mike Bushell made a splash as he fell into a swimming pool during a live interview on BBC Breakfast. Bushell was preparing to chat to England swimmers Sarah Vasey, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Ben Proud and James Guy - who...

  • Man robbed a bank to impress Taylor Swift

    Man robbed a bank to impress Taylor Swift

    A man with a crush on singer Taylor Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star's mansion on Rhode Island where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her, police have said. Bruce Rowley, from Derby, Connecticut, is charged with...

  • 'Beach ball' hedgehog released back in to wild

    'Beach ball' hedgehog released back in to wild

    A hedgehog which blew up to the size of a beach ball after developing "balloon syndrome" has been released into the wild. The Scottish SPCA allowed Zepplin to return to his natural environment after 253 days at its rescue centre in Fishcross,...

  • One in three workers believe robots will be doing their job in next decade

    One in three workers believe robots will be doing their job in next decade

    One in three workers believe their job will be automated in the next decade but many are not being offered new skills to prepare them for changes to the world of work, according to a study. Research by services firm ADP found that one in 10...

  • Guess why Dutch villagers are angry over the state of their road? - It plays music!

    Guess why Dutch villagers are angry over the state of their road? - It plays music!

    Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune. Created by strategically laid "rumble strips" as a way of livening up journeys across the flat landscape, the novelty has worn thin for locals who say the...

  • Japanese man, 112, recognised as world's oldest male

    Japanese man, 112, recognised as world's oldest male

    A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognised on Tuesday as the world's oldest man. Masazo Nonaka, born on July 25, 1905, took the title after Francisco Nunez Olivera of...

  • Man suffers 'thunderclap' headaches after eating world's hottest chilli

    Man suffers 'thunderclap' headaches after eating world's hottest chilli

    A man sought emergency treatment for excruciating headaches and neck pain after eating the world's hottest chilli. The 34-year-old developed agonising symptoms after trying the "Carolina Reaper" during a hot pepper competition, medics have...