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  • UN debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby'

    UN debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby'

    With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, three-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General...

  • Boris and Theresa punchbags help Londoners vent their Brexit rage

    Boris and Theresa punchbags help Londoners vent their Brexit rage

    Londoners fed up with Brexit can vent their rage with a special gym routine that includes high-intensity exercises like pummelling punchbags bearing photographs of some of the main players like Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker. The 30-minute...

  • Shoes for the truly well-heeled go on sale in Dubai

    Shoes for the truly well-heeled go on sale in Dubai

    A pair of gold and diamond-studded shoes has gone on sale in Dubai, aimed squarely at the well-heeled rather than those on a shoestring budget. The buyer of the $17 million pair would be the sole owner of a unique piece of art, made by...

  • Dwarf goats make the party scene in Los Angeles

    Dwarf goats make the party scene in Los Angeles

    Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. The Nigerian Dwarf goats are professional party-goers, bringing their special brand of magic to city celebrations and starry soirees. So-called goat mom Scout...

  • 'The Natural Boy' adds snail picking to his world record trophy cabinet

    'The Natural Boy' adds snail picking to his world record trophy cabinet

    He already holds speed records for milking cows by hand, stomping grapes by foot and picking truffles with the aid of a dog. On Monday, Maurizio Paschetta added snail picking by hand to his long list of agrarian accolades, smashing a world record...

  • "Beluga whale" spotted in the River Thames near London

    "Beluga whale" spotted in the River Thames near London

    A beluga whale was spotted on Tuesday near barges in the River Thames near London, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat, naturalists said. "Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - BELUGA in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort," ecologist...

  • Stone skimming contest being held for 22nd time

    Stone skimming contest being held for 22nd time

    Hundreds of stone skimming enthusiasts from around the globe gathered on a tiny Scottish island on Sunday to compete for the title of world champion skimmer. Easdale Island, a disused slate quarry off the Atlantic coast with an abundance of flat...

  • Cambodia's Festival of the Dead: rice offerings and Buddhist chants

    Cambodia's Festival of the Dead: rice offerings and Buddhist chants

    Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday to mark the 'Festival of the Dead' or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead. Cambodians visit pagodas across the country during the 15-day festival that takes place annually to offer prayers and...

  • Watch: Floods wash away bus in northern India

    Watch: Floods wash away bus in northern India

    Floodwaters washed away a bus in a series of flash floods in north India's hill town of Manali. No one was on the bus at the time. A total of ten districts in the hilly Himachal Pradesh state are affected by the floods and landslides triggered due...

  • Rare whisky bottle expected to fetch £1million at auction

    Rare whisky bottle expected to fetch £1million at auction

    A bottle of extremely rare whisky is expected to fetch close to £1million when it goes under the hammer next week. The Macallan Valerio Adami whisky was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986. It will be up for auction at Bonhams Whisky Sale in...

  • Watch: Politician's brothers and sisters publicly endorse his rival

    Watch: Politician's brothers and sisters publicly endorse his rival

    A four-time congressman in Arizona faces the ignominy of watching six of his brothers and sisters publicly endorse his rival.Republican Paul Gosar’s views on immigration, the environment and public healthcare have horrified his immediate family to...

  • Rare gulper eel wows scientists

    Rare gulper eel wows scientists

    A gulper eel was found off Hawaii by researchers conducting deep-sea exploration of the sea floor on September 19. The eel, which has a slender body shape, can scoop up larger prey just like a pelican, and has a large mouth which gives it a...

  • Hitler runs for mayor despite threat from Lennin

    Hitler runs for mayor despite threat from Lennin

    In Peru, Hitler hopes to return to power in a small town in the Andes, despite a threat from a detractor named Lennin. Campaign slogans reading "Hitler returns" and "Hitler with the people" have appeared around the highland town of Yungar, where...

  • Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

    Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

    Nigel Farage, the former leader of Britain's UK Independence Party, has long had a knack for generating publicity for his eurosceptic cause, but campaigners say he had nothing to do with the latest stunt: branded condoms bearing his image. Among...

  • Jet-powered shopping trolley and motorised toilet take to the track

    Jet-powered shopping trolley and motorised toilet take to the track

    A toilet, a shopping trolley and a garden shed raced at high speed showcasing the eccentric side of motor sports. The toilet, which a team of young students had rigged out with wheels and an old motorcycle engine, reached just over 70 mph,...

  • Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

    Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

    In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50kg tortoise roams the garden and a two-metre alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door. Over two decades, 67-year-old reptile...

  • Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's

    Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's

    Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 an hour. Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels, Pop & Rest in London’s...

  • Cathay Pacific loses 'f' in spelling error on new plane

    Cathay Pacific loses 'f' in spelling error on new plane

    Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific has misspelt its own name on the side of a newly painted aircraft. The Boeing 777-367 was decorated with the words “Cathay Paciic”. The company took the mistake in its stride and tweeted: "Oops this special livery won't...

  • Watch: Great grandfather tackles armed raiders, kicks robbers' backside

    Watch: Great grandfather tackles armed raiders, kicks robbers' backside

    Tributes have been pouring in for a great-grandfather who helped foil an armed robbery at his favourite bookmakers shop in Ireland.  Denis O'Connor, who turns 85 in November, was instrumental in helping foil an armed raid by three masked robbers,...

  • Watch: Bubbly Joseph Calleja like you've never heard him before

    Watch: Bubbly Joseph Calleja like you've never heard him before

    Tenor Joseph Calleja has commanded the stage all over the world and entertained tens of thousands of people. He has even serenaded a cow. Now he's singing under water.  He offered an explanation on Facebook: "Just a few days left before my role...