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  • Watch: Pope's Fiat 500 gets a flat tire

    Watch: Pope's Fiat 500 gets a flat tire

    Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with - a flat tire. While the pope was being driven into Lima from the airport, one of the wheels of the Fiat...

  • Motorists of the world take heart: even Popes get flat tyres

    Motorists of the world take heart: even Popes get flat tyres

    Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with - a flat tyre. While the Pope was being driven into Lima from the airport, one of the wheels of the Fiat...

  • New definition of road hog

    New definition of road hog

    A fugitive pig caused a hazard for drivers after running on to a main road. Emergency services were called to the A90 at Bridge of Don in Aberdeen at 11.25am on Friday after reports of a runaway hog. The farmyard animal had made a break for it and...

  • TV audience titters over rude word

    TV audience titters over rude word

    Countdown host Nick Hewer was left stunned when a rude word cropped up during the game show's letters round. The daytime programme's lexicographer Susie Dent suggested the word "asswipe" as a seven-letter word in Friday's episode, after her...

  • Trump's Twitter routine revealed

    Trump's Twitter routine revealed

    Donald Trump's first year as President of the United States has been a story of Twitter and TV news, at least according to his social media activity. More than a third of Mr Trump's tweets were sent before 10am, when he is most likely to tweet...

  • Watch: Fishermen leap for their lives as speeding yacht ploughs into their boat

    Watch: Fishermen leap for their lives as speeding yacht ploughs into their boat

    Footage has emerged of a group of fishermen forced to dive into a river to escape being crushed by a motorboat bearing down on their small vessel. The footage mounted inside the fishing boat shows the fishermen frantically waving at the boat as it...

  • Watch: Putin, 65, takes a dip in freezing lake

    Watch: Putin, 65, takes a dip in freezing lake

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany. Russian state television showed Putin...

  • Now even drugs can get 'green' treatment

    Now even drugs can get 'green' treatment

    US retail giant Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets which turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The chain will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 US...

  • When Brexit is a dream - UK MP sleeps during debate

    When Brexit is a dream - UK MP sleeps during debate

    British Member of Parliament, Desmond Swayne appeared to fall asleep during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday. As Conservative politician Ken Clarke was giving a major speech on the EU Withdrawal Bill, Swayne leaned his head to...

  • Specsavers driver crash proves irresistible for social media

    Specsavers driver crash proves irresistible for social media

    A Specsavers driver has been told they "should've gone to" Specsavers after crashing a company car into a lamp post. The crash, in the suburb of Woolton in Liverpool, prompted a barrage of jokes and puns on social media, with Liverpool City...

  • Cabinet secrets revealed: £415 of 'stuff'

    Cabinet secrets revealed: £415 of 'stuff'

    From sushi mats to bamboo steamers, water baths to chefs knives Brits have a staggering £11bn of kitchen equipment they never use. The study by Hello Fresh revealed the average household has £415 of unused items. Bamboo steamers are the items used...

  • Vintage robots set to fetch thousands at auction

    Vintage robots set to fetch thousands at auction

    More than 200 toy robots dating back to the 1960s are to be sold at auction. The robots are being sold by an anonymous collector, who began to buy them when he was a child. They date from the early 1960s to the 1990s and form part of a collection...

  • Sneezing fit lands man in hospital for a week

    Sneezing fit lands man in hospital for a week

    Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so. Ear, nose and throat specialists at the...

  • Wallaby snared by police after bounding across Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Wallaby snared by police after bounding across Sydney Harbour Bridge

    A wayward wallaby was chased by police after bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. The startled wallaby hopped...

  • Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban - days after it was lifted

    Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban - days after it was lifted

    Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women and preventing women from working in liquor stores on Monday - just days after it was lifted. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera revoked the 1979 ban last week. "I...

  • Watch: Referee kicks out at a player... and sends him off

    Watch: Referee kicks out at a player... and sends him off

    Referee Tony Chapron has been provisionally suspended after he appeared to kick out at Nantes player Diego Carlos in Sunday's French Ligue 1 game against Paris St Germain. During stoppage-time, Chapron bumped into Carlos and fell over with TV...

  • Homework assignment lands school in hot water

    Homework assignment lands school in hot water

    A private school that asked fourth graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones has apologised to parents after the mother of a black student posted the assignment on Facebook. Trameka Brown-Berry posted a picture of the...

  • No taste like home

    No taste like home

    A British ex-pat curry addict who was missing his favourite spicy meal has arranged for a takeaway to be delivered to France. Pilot James Emery, 31, who lives in the Bordeaux area, organised the long-distance delivery with Faz Ahmed, the manager...

  • Airborne car smashes into building's second storey

    Airborne car smashes into building's second storey

    A driver and passenger in California were lucky to return home with minor injuries on Sunday following a car crash which saw their vehicle fly into the second floor of a dental practice.  Photos of the hard-to-believe crash site were uploaded to...

  • More trouble than it's worth? Lithuanian liquor ad ban causes headache

    More trouble than it's worth? Lithuanian liquor ad ban causes headache

    A Lithuanian alcohol control bill that was signed into law last year has created a knock-on effect on foreign magazines as liquor ads need to be torn off or covered before they go on sale. Watch the video above.