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  • WATCH: Players rescue ambulance in Brazil football match

    WATCH: Players rescue ambulance in Brazil football match

    Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start. Vasco's Bruno Silva needed medical attention after being knocked out...

  • Australian company charged life insurance premiums to dead clients

    Australian company charged life insurance premiums to dead clients

    Australia's biggest listed wealth manager AMP Ltd charged life insurance premiums to dead customers even after concerns over the practice were raised by a staff member, a powerful misconduct inquiry heard on Monday. The disclosures at the inquiry,...

  • Reward offered as strawberries in Australia sabotaged with needles, pins

    Reward offered as strawberries in Australia sabotaged with needles, pins

    The Australian state of Queensland on Saturday offered a A$100,000 ($71,500) reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for sabotaging strawberries with sewing needles. The police have said that six brands of strawberries in...

  • Watch: Zoo celebrates birth of endangered spider monkey

    Watch: Zoo celebrates birth of endangered spider monkey

    A zoo in Colombia is celebrating the birth of a baby spider monkey, a rare species in danger of extinction. The monkey was born at the San Fe zoological park in Colombia's second city, Medellin, but so far staff know little about it, Carolina...

  • A bike path made entirely of used plastic opens in Holland

    A bike path made entirely of used plastic opens in Holland

    Dutch cyclists rode down the world's first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year. The 30-metre cycling path in the 1,300-year-old northern town of Zwolle...

  • Watch: High-tech graphics depict hurricane damage like never before

    Watch: High-tech graphics depict hurricane damage like never before

    Understanding the devastating power of a hurricane can be difficult without having had the first-hand experience of living through one. Now a US TV station has deployed new graphic technology to visually portray the horrific effects a tropical...

  • Watch: Afghan Charlie Chaplin brings joy amid conflict

    Watch: Afghan Charlie Chaplin brings joy amid conflict

    Meet Karim Asir: He calls himself Afghanistan's answer to Charlie Chaplin and he's bringing silent cinema to the dusty streets of Kabul. The 25-year-old says he's witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats against his own life for his...

  • Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

    Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced...

  • Teenager facing jail after Photoshopping himself into poses with world leaders

    Teenager facing jail after Photoshopping himself into poses with world leaders

    China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target: a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world...

  • Thieves use multi-million gold tiffin box to eat their lunch

    Thieves use multi-million gold tiffin box to eat their lunch

    What would you do with a 2kg gold lunch box worth multimillions if you can’t find anyone to flog it to? For two Indian thieves, the solution while they were holed up in a Mumbai luxury hotel was quite simple: use it for their lunch. The two had...

  • Watch: Man arrested for having breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia

    Watch: Man arrested for having breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian police arrested a hotel worker who filmed himself having breakfast with a female colleague. The worker, an Egyptian national, filmed himself and a co-worker laughing and joking as they ate breakfast while seated at a wooden desk. At...

  • Watch - Police rescue boy outside a window, 12 storeys up

    Watch - Police rescue boy outside a window, 12 storeys up

    Policmen and residents rescued a five-year-old boy who was stuck outside the window of a 12-floor building in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The boy climbed out the window and stood on a narrow edge of the building for half an hour,...

  • Watch: Plane passengers told to urinate in bottles and garbage bags

    Watch: Plane passengers told to urinate in bottles and garbage bags

    Passengers aboard a six-hour flight from Phoenix to Hawaii were told to pee in bottles and rubbish bags after the toilets onboard started overflowing with human excrement. The bizarre request was caught on camera by a woman passenger, who could...

  • Watch: Is this the worst robbery attempt ever?

    Watch: Is this the worst robbery attempt ever?

    A man wanted in connection to a robbery in Colorado on September 2 was caught on security camera dropping a replica gun before running out of the store, losing his pants in the process. The video captures the surprise on the suspect's face as the...

  • Woman mistakes dynamite for candle during power cut

    Woman mistakes dynamite for candle during power cut

    A woman in Connecticut was severely injured on Thursday night when she mistook a stick of dynamite for a candle and lit it during a power cut. The 30-year-old had bought her house two years ago and spotted what she thought were candles left behind...

  • Dallas officer kills man in apartment she thought was hers - police

    Dallas officer kills man in apartment she thought was hers - police

    A Dallas police officer arrived in full uniform on Thursday night at an apartment she thought was hers, entered it, and shot and killed a man who lived there, police said, citing the officer's account of what happened. Once inside the wrong...

  • Belgium blesses its beer on brewers' day

    Belgium blesses its beer on brewers' day

    Belgian brewers accompanied by musicians dressed in medieval costumes took a barrel of beer to Brussels' cathedral on Friday for consecration as part of an annual celebration of their patron saint, Arnould. Known as the Knighthood of the Brewer's...

  • Was someone trying to get back to Kansas?

    Was someone trying to get back to Kansas?

    A pair of ruby slippers worth millions that were featured in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" and stolen from a Judy Garland museum 13 years ago have been recovered in Minneapolis, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday. The FBI said it...

  • In Cuba, condom use stretches far beyond sex

    In Cuba, condom use stretches far beyond sex

    Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention. Decades of...

  • Discount stores recalls 'prank' knives after discovering they are real

    Discount stores recalls 'prank' knives after discovering they are real

    A discount store in Japan has recalled thousands of “prank knives” after it discovered they were actually real.  Daiso’s prank knives, called Dokkiri Cutters, have dulled edges and an indentation to make them fit around a finger, tricking people...