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  • Man in underpants pounds on aircraft's windows in Atlanta

    Man in underpants pounds on aircraft's windows in Atlanta

    A man scaled a fence at an Atlanta airport, jumped onto the wing of an airplane and pounded on its windows before being arrested, police said. Videos taken from the plane showed a man, in his underpants, approaching the aircraft and gesturing...

  • 'Space kingdom' seeks citizens to live on moon

    'Space kingdom' seeks citizens to live on moon

    Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon.  Its backers, or citizens, met this week in Vienna to...

  • Saudi Arabia wants to turn Qatar into an island

    Saudi Arabia wants to turn Qatar into an island

    Saudi Arabia is reportedly forging ahead with plans to dig a canal cutting it off from its neighbouring rival Qatar and using part of it as a nuclear waste facility. Media reports in Saudi Arabia reported that five international companies have...

  • Watch: Kangaroo disrupts Australian football match

    Watch: Kangaroo disrupts Australian football match

    The Australian national football team competing at the World Cup are called the Socceroos - but a different kind of socceroo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match. The misguided kangaroo made its first...

  • Watch: The 'Nasty' toe wrestler with 15 world championships

    Watch: The 'Nasty' toe wrestler with 15 world championships

    In a pub in central England, fans of toe wrestling cheered their hero as he entered the ring, rock music blaring, to defend his world title. With his bald head, goatee and body builder's vest, Alan "Nasty" Nash struck an imposing figure as he...

  • Kangaroo invades Australian soccer match

    Kangaroo invades Australian soccer match

    A pitch-invading kangaroo halted a soccer match after it refused to leave a stadium in Australia's Canberra on Sunday. Match video showed the kangaroo laying down on the penalty spot during the half-time break at Deakin Stadium. The kangaroo was...

  • Almost 1,000 Israelis protest gas rig in world record-mass surfing paddle-out

    Almost 1,000 Israelis protest gas rig in world record-mass surfing paddle-out

    Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from offshore gas development. Organisers said 992 people, among...

  • Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket on visit to migrant children

    Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket on visit to migrant children

    First Lady Melania Trump's visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: "I really don't care, do u?" scrawled in white brush strokes on the...

  • Koko the gorilla dies aged 46

    Koko the gorilla dies aged 46

    A gorilla who learned to communicate in sign language has died at the age of 46. Western lowland gorilla Koko died at the Gorilla Foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo and...

  • Clear skies thrill Stonehenge crowds for summer solstice

    Clear skies thrill Stonehenge crowds for summer solstice

    Crowds cheered the rise of the sun at Stonehenge as thousands gathered to celebrate the summer solstice. Those who observed the spectacle at the neolithic Wiltshire monument were blessed with clear skies as the sun glinted over the horizon at...

  • Volcano sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Volcano sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

    Tourists travelling in a boat were surprised by lava from Hawaii's fissure floating in the sea on Monday. Video of the floating lava was posted on social media on Tuesday and has since garnered at least 16,000 views. Social media user, Joshua...

  • Driver fined after watching favourite TV show on motorway

    Driver fined after watching favourite TV show on motorway

    A driver has been fined after he was spotted watching his favourite television show on the motorway. The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG), which is made up of officers from West Midlands Police and Staffordshire Police, tweeted a picture of...

  • Selfie with a python goes badly for Indian forest ranger

    Selfie with a python goes badly for Indian forest ranger

    An Indian forest ranger had a brush with death when a python he'd captured in an eastern village attempted to strangle him in front of dozens of onlookers. Sanjay Dutta and his colleagues had been called to Jalpaiguri, in India's West Bengal state...

  • Raising a toast to the couple - 14m above the ground

    Raising a toast to the couple - 14m above the ground

    A couple in eastern Germany have held a wedding ceremony with a difference - after getting married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle on a tightrope 14m above the ground. German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage on a...

  • UK reality show contestant did not know what Brexit meant

    UK reality show contestant did not know what Brexit meant

    Love Island's Hayley Hughes has said she does not think many people her age understand what Brexit is, after she was mocked for her comments on the reality show. During her time on the ITV2 dating programme, Hayley - who was booted out last week -...

  • Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    A sex doll company offering customers the opportunity to 'try before you buy' has been fined £10,000, a council has said. Gateshead Council said in a statement that LD Europe Limited sold a range of so-called "sex articles", despite lacking the...

  • Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Firefighters had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey. The fire crew arrived on the scene of a house fire in Hamilton Township but found the car parked in front of the hydrant. A picture...

  • Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    A runaway bulldozer smashed into a home in Pennsylvania, injuring its operator. Alan Baker was operating the bulldozer for Latona Construction in Dunmore when he got thrown from the machine, Dunmore police said. Police chief Sal Marchese told the...

  • Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study

    Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study

    Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. The study suggested dogs could be used as...

  • German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    A couple in eastern Germany have held a wedding ceremony with a difference - after getting married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope 14 metres above the ground. German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage...