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  • Unfroggetable: endangered Bolivian amphibians get long-awaited first date

    Unfroggetable: endangered Bolivian amphibians get long-awaited first date

    The first date between Romeo, once the last-known Sehuencas water frog, and Juliet, who was discovered deep inside a Bolivian cloud forest in January, went so well the two have been living together in the male's aquarium since.  According to a...

  • China trials football kindergartens

    China trials football kindergartens

    President Xi Jinping has vowed to make China a footballing force and is prepared to go to great lengths to do it, sending thousands of toddlers to "football-focused" kindergartens. China, which has a population of 1.4 billion but has continually...

  • Europe's tallest building set to tower above tiny Danish town

    Europe's tallest building set to tower above tiny Danish town

    A tiny Danish town of just 7,000 people will soon play host to Europe’s tallest building - a 320-metre skyscraper higher than The Shard in London and roughly the same height as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Bestseller Tower, commissioned by the...

  • Vegans demanded the end of chocolate bunnies - or did they?

    Vegans demanded the end of chocolate bunnies - or did they?

    From a Brexit weed-smoking ban to express deliveries by falcon, here is a roundup of Monday's April Fool pranks in world media: Right to fair herring In a nod to Donald Trump's Mexico border wall plans, Denmark said it would build a fence in the...

  • Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

    A Tokyo restaurant is honouring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns - at an eye-watering cost of $900. The juicy 3kg whopper, painstakingly prepared by...

  • Russia develops washing machine for space

    The days of astronauts packing enough clean clothes to last a whole mission could soon be over as Russia said it is developing a washing machine for space. The RKK Energiya space corporation that builds spacecraft dropped a brief mention of the...

  • Russia develops washing machine for space

    Russia develops washing machine for space

    The days of astronauts packing enough clean clothes to last a whole mission could soon be over as Russia said it is developing a washing machine for space. The RKK Energiya space corporation that builds spacecraft dropped a brief mention of the...

  • 'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

    'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

    Teaching cows to use the toilet is not the easiest task, but a Dutch inventor is banking on a new bovine urinal to help cut emissions that cause environmental damage. Tests have started on a farm in the Netherlands on the device which collects...

  • In Madrid, sheep nibble the city's largest park into shape

    In Madrid, sheep nibble the city's largest park into shape

    It's a rustic scene: sheep graze placidly on grass as a shepherd keeps watch. But this is Madrid's largest public park, not the tranquil countryside. Madrid city hall has since February employed 500 sheep to munch undergrowth at the Casa de Campo,...

  • After Putin in bullets, artist paints Ukraine president in sweet wrappers

    After Putin in bullets, artist paints Ukraine president in sweet wrappers

    A Ukrainian artist who made headlines with a giant portrait of Russia's Vladimir Putin in bullet shells has now taken aim at her own President Petro Poroshenko - using wrappers from around 20 kilograms of sweets to craft his image. Poroshenko, who...

  • California woman wins child support 50 years after divorce

    California woman wins child support 50 years after divorce

    A 74-year-old California woman will finally get some $150,000 in child support payments she was owed over several decades from her ex-husband who had skipped town and moved to Canada. Toni Anderson told US media that she had raised the couple's...

  • Pope resisted ring-kissing for fear of germs

    Pope resisted ring-kissing for fear of germs

    Pope Francis tries to stop people kissing his ring because he fears it could spread germs, the Vatican said Thursday in response to a viral video showing the Argentinian repeatedly withdrawing his hand from worshippers. The incident was captured...

  • Bare-breasted mermaids get covered up in Indonesia

    Bare-breasted mermaids get covered up in Indonesia

    A pair of bare-breasted mermaid statues have been given the family values treatment at an Indonesian amusement park where officials slipped golden tube tops over their chests. While the nude statues have been on display for years at Jakarta's...

  • NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

    NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

    The US space agency NASA scrapped a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station. Christina Koch will now perform tasks in space Friday with fellow...

  • 'Pete Boot Edge Edge' hint for presidential candidate's surname

    'Pete Boot Edge Edge' hint for presidential candidate's surname

    As the profile of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg grows, so does confusion over how to pronounce his surname, which has flummoxed even seasoned journalists. Thankfully, an associate producer on the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’...

  • Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    A barber's association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give "foreign" haircuts or beard styles. An association order has been hung up at every barber shop in the town of Bhuapur in the conservative Muslim-majority South...

  • Watch: The moment police car gets 'plastered' in Marsa

    Watch: The moment police car gets 'plastered' in Marsa

    A video has emerged of a police car having concrete accidentally poured over its passenger side in Marsa. Officers luckily had their windows closed as concrete started pouring from a mixer as they drove by in the direction of Paola. The workers...

  • British Airways flight goes to wrong destination

    British Airways flight goes to wrong destination

    A British Airways flight bound for Dusseldorf, Germany flew to Edinburgh in Scotland by mistake. It said the wrong flight paperwork was submitted before take-off from London and air traffic control therefore allowed the flight to take that...

  • How did thief think he could get away with a stolen hot air balloon?

    How did thief think he could get away with a stolen hot air balloon?

    The Marion Country Sheriff’s Office in Florida has solved its most bizarre crime in its 175 years of existence: it retrieved a stolen hot air balloon. “You’re going to think we’re full of ‘hot air’ when you read this,” it quipped on its Facebook...

  • Cycling ad in Germany prompts cries of sexism

    Cycling ad in Germany prompts cries of sexism

    An advertising campaign by Germany's transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear. With the slogan "Looks like shit. But saves my life", the...