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  • South African jazz artist plays guitar during brain surgery

    South African jazz artist plays guitar during brain surgery

    South African jazz artist Musa Manzini has played his music all over the world, but one performance stands out - strumming his guitar while surgeons operated on his brain. A video of the multi-instrumentalist and university lecturer taken during...

  • Banksy gifts Welsh steel town a white Christmas attraction

    Banksy gifts Welsh steel town a white Christmas attraction

    Banksy fans are flocking to the Welsh town of Port Talbot to see a new mural by the elusive British street artist depicting a child covered in snow that is in fact ash from a burning bin. The subversive artist confirmed on Instagram that the...

  • Britons could face diet change under hard Brexit: report

    Britons could face diet change under hard Brexit: report

    The British government could tell citizens to change their diets if importing food from the European Union becomes difficult under a no-deal Brexit, a report said. London has begun planning what to do about food supplies if Britain leaves the EU...

  • Muscat's daughters step out onto the San Siro with AC Milan players

    Muscat's daughters step out onto the San Siro with AC Milan players

    Joseph Muscat's twin daughters stepped onto the iconic San Siro stadium field to escort AC Milan players ahead of Saturday's clash with Fiorentina.  Etoile and Soleil Muscat were all smiles as they posed with AC Milan players before the match. The...

  • First Arctic bank robber gets caught cold

    First Arctic bank robber gets caught cold

    An armed man has robbed a bank in the world's northernmost settlement on Norway's remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard but he was caught shortly afterwards, authorities said on Friday. The heist was the first ever bank robbery in living memory in...

  • 'Hello Corgi': Short-legged dogs shine at Shanghai cafe

    'Hello Corgi': Short-legged dogs shine at Shanghai cafe

    Corgis waddle around a pink-walled cafe in Shanghai as customers chomp on sweets shaped like the rump of the short-legged dogs. Welcome to Hello Corgi Cafe, the latest coffee shop in China populated with pets that clients can caress while drinking...

  • Rare albino orangutan released back into the wild

    Rare albino orangutan released back into the wild

    The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released back into the jungle more than a year after she was found emaciated and bloody in a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian NGO said Friday.  Environmentalists rescued "Alba" from a cage...

  • Watch: Car driven down historic Valletta steps... again

    Watch: Car driven down historic Valletta steps... again

    A video has emerged of a car being driven down the historic steps next to Valletta's Victoria Gate. Passers-by looked on incredulously as the Smart Car was driven down the steps, with the driver having no problem negotiating the sharp corner...

  • Green Acres: 'Farmer' Trump sings country in video post

    Green Acres: 'Farmer' Trump sings country in video post

    He's still the government's best showman.  Surrounded by political chaos, with the government verging on shutdown and legal cases coming in from every direction, President Donald Trump delivered comic relief when he posted a video Thursday of...

  • Lithuania wraps tree in plastic to protest Christmas consumerism

    Lithuania wraps tree in plastic to protest Christmas consumerism

    Lithuanian artists on Thursday said they have placed a giant plastic bag over a fir tree in the capital Vilnius to warn against consumerism taking over the holiday season. "This is a Christmas tree but we are using it as a piece of art to protest...

  • Critter fritter: Hanoi's winter worm cakes delight diners

    Critter fritter: Hanoi's winter worm cakes delight diners

    Crispy, fried and packed full of worms: Hanoi's "cha ruoi" ragworm fritters are a winter foodie favourite in the Vietnamese capital, but the deep-fried delights are not for the squeamish. The piping hot patties are made with pork, egg, fresh dill,...

  • Spy in the sky? Police probe Hoffenheim drone

    Spy in the sky? Police probe Hoffenheim drone

    German police are investigating the use of a drone during Hoffenheim's final training session ahead of Wednesday's Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen, the club said. The drone flew above the training pitch several times on Tuesday as the...

  • All is bright: Czech home sparkles under 50,000 festive lights

    All is bright: Czech home sparkles under 50,000 festive lights

    Do you find putting up Christmas decorations a bit of a chore? If so, spare a thought for Czech Vaclav Trunec, who's wrapped his house and garden in 27km of festive lights. Trunec first decorated his property 17 years ago with 200 bulbs. He's...

  • Exhausted restaurant worker crashes into three Ferraris - with no insurance

    Exhausted restaurant worker crashes into three Ferraris - with no insurance

    An exhausted restaurant worker dozed off as he was driving home – and crashed into not one but three Ferraris, running up a repair bill of $391,000. The 20-year-old Taiwanese was not covered by insurance and with a monthly salary of $1,136...

  • 'Blind' amphibian named after Donald Trump

    'Blind' amphibian named after Donald Trump

    A British construction supplies company bid for the right to name a newly-discovered amphibian, and dedicated it to Donald Trump. EnviroBuild has supported the Rainforest Trust for some time and its owners said that they were intrigued by the...

  • Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

    Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

    Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, gets to show off its new lair this week at the Field Museum in Chicago. The museum on Friday will unveil the 12.3-metre Sue, one of the world's best-known...

  • Fans cause havoc after boarding flight to take photos of pop band

    Fans cause havoc after boarding flight to take photos of pop band

    Buy a ticket on a flight your favourite band will be on, take their photo, get off the plane and get a refund on the ticket. What could possibly go wrong? Three fans came up with their cunning plan after they learned that pop band Wanna One was...

  • Judge sentences poacher to Bambi viewings

    Judge sentences poacher to Bambi viewings

    A judge in the US state of Missouri has sentenced a prolific poacher to repeat screenings of Bambi, the Walt Disney classic weepy about a fawn whose mother is slain by a hunter. David Berry Jr will be forced to see the animated movie at least once...

  • Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd stories

    Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd stories

    A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer's eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest...

  • Two of a kind: China's first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch

    Two of a kind: China's first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch

    Juice is a one-foot tall canine wonder who has starred in dozens of Chinese film and television productions. As he gets older and his illustrious career peaks, his Beijing-based master has one wish for the mutt - to live on. Maybe forever. A...