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  • Meghan Markle's father appeals to Queen to get his daughter back in touch

    Meghan Markle's father appeals to Queen to get his daughter back in touch

    Meghan Markle's father directly appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede and end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry. Former US actress Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, married Harry, the queen's...

  • No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back

    No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back

    Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked. East Rutherford police began receiving calls at around 8.30am EST...

  • Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

    Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

    Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery, they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead. "We have changed the outdated lion hunting culture, as there...

  • Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

    Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

    Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 CFA francs (€0.76) a pair. Back home, the 24-year-old Ivorian artist dismantles the...

  • No more dodgy women drivers as UK bans sexist stereotypes in ads

    No more dodgy women drivers as UK bans sexist stereotypes in ads

    Britain is to ban advertising showing women who can't park or men who struggle to change a nappy in a crackdown on gender stereotypes, the industry watchdog said on Friday. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said a review had found some...

  • French TV station apologises after Bob Marley song gaffe

    French TV station apologises after Bob Marley song gaffe

    French 24-hour news channel BFM TV has apologised for playing the song "I Shot the Sheriff" after police shot dead Cherif Chekkat, the suspect behind an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed four people. Chekkat, 29, was on the...

  • Superyacht in Malaysia scandal can be yours for $130m

    Superyacht in Malaysia scandal can be yours for $130m

    Malaysia has set a $130 million pricetag for a superyacht seized from a fugitive financier wanted in connection with a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, a government lawyer said on Friday. The Equanimity is among $1.7 billion in...

  • Thief finds that life of crime is a slippery slope

    Thief finds that life of crime is a slippery slope

    A thief got more than he bargained for when he broke into an abandoned Chinese restaurant in California when he fell into a grease trap and got stuck. The grease made it impossible for the man to get any traction on the smooth metal walls and he...

  • 'Benny the Beluga' facing Christmas in the Thames far from home

    'Benny the Beluga' facing Christmas in the Thames far from home

    A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat. The white cetacean, which feeds...

  • 102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver

    102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver

    A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O'Shea said she "felt normal" after a 220...

  • Deck the halls with lights, sleighs and Belgium artwork

    Deck the halls with lights, sleighs and Belgium artwork

    Father Christmas has the ideal place to keep warm and plough through his heavy workload in Belgium this festive season. Serge Hennebel, aeronautical technician by trade, has set up a Christmas village in his garden near Brussels with a bedroom, a...

  • Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

    Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

    Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. "About a tonne of chocolate ran out into the yard and from...

  • Singapore charges two Chinese workers over "one-dollar bribes"

    Singapore charges two Chinese workers over "one-dollar bribes"

    Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers for demanding bribes as small as S$1 (73 US cents), its anti-graft authority said on Tuesday, stressing that the financial hub known for its clean image will not tolerate corruption no matter how...

  • Watch: Theresa May locked in car as Angela Merkel looks on

    Watch: Theresa May locked in car as Angela Merkel looks on

    The EU is clearly not the only thing Theresa May is struggling to exit.  The British Prime Minister was briefly trapped in her car ahead of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on her floundering Brexit deal. An aide struggled...

  • Watch: British lawmaker ejected from parliament for seizing ceremonial mace

    Watch: British lawmaker ejected from parliament for seizing ceremonial mace

    British Labour lawmaker Lloyd Russell-Moyle was ejected on Monday from the House of Commons' debating chamber for seizing a ceremonial mace, in a protest at the government's handling of Brexit. The incident came hours after Prime Minister Theresa...

  • Nuns in California embezzled $500,000 for Vegas trips

    Nuns in California embezzled $500,000 for Vegas trips

    In a plot worthy of a film, a California school has found that two nuns - its principal and one of its teachers - embezzled over $500,000 over a decade to fund trips to casinos. Media reports explained that a family asked for a copy of a cheque...

  • Naked Pyramid stunt outrages Egyptian authorities

    Naked Pyramid stunt outrages Egyptian authorities

    Egyptian authorities are trying to verify whether a video of a couple clambering naked to the top of the pyramid in Giza is authentic. Egyptian antiquities minister Khaled al-Anani, quoted by Al-Ahram newspaper, said they were checking whether the...

  • Watch: Gollum returns as Theresa May

    Watch: Gollum returns as Theresa May

    Lord of the Rings character Gollum has made a somewhat unusual reappearance, moonlighting as UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a 180-second Brexit parody video. The video is the work of British actor Andy Serkis, who donned a blue blazer, wig and...

  • Thousands of Santas get London in festive cheer

    Thousands of Santas get London in festive cheer

    Thousands of revellers dressed as Santa and his helpers took to the streets of London on Saturday for the annual Santacon pub crawl. Billed as a "non-profit, non-corporate, non-commercial and non-sensical parade of festive cheer," Santacon...

  • Watch: Spends 8 hours sat balancing on a chair on a tightrope in shopping mall

    Watch: Spends 8 hours sat balancing on a chair on a tightrope in shopping mall

    A high wire stuntman spent eight hours sitting in a chair balanced on a tightrope in Switzerland to set a new Guinness World Record. Guinness confirmed Freddy Nock earned the record for longest duration chair balancing on a tightrope when he...