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  • Flipping marvellous: Balkan chefs break pancake record

    Flipping marvellous: Balkan chefs break pancake record

    A team of Balkan chefs rustled up a world record number of a pancakes on Friday, making 14,186 in eight hours at Sarajevo's tourist fair. Using 300 litres of oil, 600 kilograms of flour and 400 litres of milk, the 140 cooks from Bosnia, Serbia,...

  • Watch: Eggs with benefits: Same-sex penguins become parents

    Watch: Eggs with benefits: Same-sex penguins become parents

    Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday. The pair, Magic and Sphen, made headlines around the world this month when...

  • At 106, tireless French cyclist hops back in the saddle

    At 106, tireless French cyclist hops back in the saddle

    Centenarian cyclist Robert Marchand donned his lycra shorts again on Friday and rode cautiously around France's indoor Velodrome National, becoming by far the oldest person to take a spin on the circuit. Marchand, who in 2012 set a world record...

  • Watch: Mosta dancer brings a smile to commuters

    Watch: Mosta dancer brings a smile to commuters

    A commuter was carried away by the music he was listening to while waiting at the bus-stop in Mosta, treating passers-by to an impromptu dance show. A video of the performance was posted on Facebook, with most of the comments lauding the dancer's...

  • Wild bear rescued from water drain in China

    Wild bear rescued from water drain in China

    A wild brown bear was rescued after being trapped in a hydropower station in northwest China, state media reported. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of the bear stuck at the metal drainage gate amid gushing water. A local wildlife officer...

  • French 'spiderman' climbs London's 230-metre Heron Tower without ropes

    French 'spiderman' climbs London's 230-metre Heron Tower without ropes

    French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled one of London's tallest buildings on Thursday, without ropes. The 56-year-old took an hour to clamber up the 230 metres (755 ft) Heron Tower in the city's financial district. Police kept crowds back...

  • Watch: Choir surprise, at 35,000 feet

    Watch: Choir surprise, at 35,000 feet

    The Kingdom Choir, which has wowed fans across the globe, notably with its performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, surprised travellers on board a British Airways flight with a performance at 35,000 feet. The choir was on its...

  • Belgian shopkeeper foxes thieves by telling them to come back later

    Belgian shopkeeper foxes thieves by telling them to come back later

    A Belgian store owner foiled an armed robbery on Saturday by telling the would-be thieves to return later when there would be more money in the till. The gang duly complied - only to be arrested by waiting police officers, broadcaster RTL reported...

  • Watch: Rome metro station escalator collapses

    Watch: Rome metro station escalator collapses

    An escalator in a Rome metro station broke on Tuesday, injuring 20 people, most of them CSKA Moscow soccer fans, Italian police said. One person was seriously hurt in the accident at the city-centre Repubblica station, they said. State television...

  • Elon Musk says Twitter had locked his account thinking it was hacked

    Elon Musk says Twitter had locked his account thinking it was hacked

    Chief Executive Elon Musk said Twitter had locked his account thinking it had been hacked. "Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha," Musk tweeted late on Monday. The tweet did not clarify the reason or the duration for which the...

  • Lioness kills father of her cubs at Indianapolis Zoo

    Lioness kills father of her cubs at Indianapolis Zoo

    One African lion killed another one at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by staff. In a statement, the zoo said staff were alerted to an unusual amount roaring from the lion pen Monday last week. They arrived to find a...

  • Sheep replace traffic in the heart of Madrid

    Sheep replace traffic in the heart of Madrid

    Sheep replaced the usual traffic in central Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered hundreds of the animals through the Spanish capital to proclaim their right to use ancient migration routes. Every year since 1994, sheep farmers have paraded their...

  • Dozens of wallets found in clogged-up drain

    Dozens of wallets found in clogged-up drain

      Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. A man working near the scene shot video footage showing the workers in a village in...

  • Sagrada Familia fined €35m for having no permit for 130 years

    Sagrada Familia fined €35m for having no permit for 130 years

    Barcelona’s world-famous Sagrada Familia basilica must pay an eye-watering €35 million in planning fines after authorities realised that it has had no permit since construction works began more than 130 years ago.The basilica, which has famously...

  • Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

    Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

    Cherry blossoms across Japan have bloomed six months early after two powerful typhoons pummelled the country in September, stripping leaves, bringing a warm snap and turning the trees unseasonably pink. "We get reports every year of cherry blossom...

  • Banksy intended to shred the whole of the girl with balloon' painting

    Banksy intended to shred the whole of the girl with balloon' painting

    Artist Banksy intended to shred the whole of his Love is in the Bin painting. The auction at Sotheby's last week shocked and bemused the art world when a shredder concealed in the frame by the artist was activated, leaving two-thirds of the...

  • Grandfather’s ashes baked into cookies

    Grandfather’s ashes baked into cookies

    A California high school student has been accused of baking her grandfather's cremated remains into a batch of cookies and handing them out to classmates who ate them.   Police say at least nine students ate them. One student, who did not want to...

  • IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection

    IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection

    An Austrian computer repairman has amassed what he believes could be the world's biggest collection of old Apple computers, but it might all soon be destroyed unless someone can take it off his hands. Over the years since he began working for a...

  • Teen in round-the-world cycle challenge ends up without a bicycle

    Teen in round-the-world cycle challenge ends up without a bicycle

    A British teenager’s attempt to become the youngest person to cycle around the globe has turned into an uphill struggle after thieves stole his bicycle. 18-year-old Charlie Condell was more than 100 days into his round-the-world challenge and had...

  • Flight attendant falls out of parked aircraft

    Flight attendant falls out of parked aircraft

    A flight attendant fell out of an Air India Boeing 777 while closing the aircraft's door at Mumbai airport. The 53-year-old woman suffered a serious injury to one of her legs, but was conscious, according to media reports. The flight to New Delhi...