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And the word of the year is...

The Collins English Dictionary has chosen its word of the year from a list that included “vape” and “al desko”.

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Associated Press

Swimmer’s sea voyage could break record

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed a 126km swim between two islands in the Bahamas.

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Independent Media

Dad gets the bill for daughter’s loom lessons

A man was left with a hefty phone bill after his daughter downloaded hundreds of videos on how to make loom bands.

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Family receives message from dead granny
October 17 2014 at 15:37

A grieving British family told of their shock at receiving a cheery message from the cellphone they buried with their grandmother.

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Spider removed from man’s stomach
October 17 2014 at 12:35

Dylan Maxwell has a holiday story like no other after a terrifying encounter with an arachnid.

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Woman chases off polar bear
October 15 2014 at 14:57

A gun-slinging Alaska wildlife manager chased off a massive polar bear that broke into an 81-year-old's house.

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Bank robber has change of heart
October 15 2014 at 12:01

A remorseful robber walked out of a Washington state bank with stolen cash then waited for police to arrest him, say police.

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Who’s a clever bird, then?
October 14 2014 at 12:22

A parrot named Nigel has been returned to his original owner after four years - and he’s got some new skills.

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Plus-size woman slams pizza company
October 14 2014 at 11:55

Pizza Hut Singapore has apologised to a customer described as a “Pink Fat Lady” by a staff member.

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Irate employee makes tracks
October 13 2014 at 12:07

A Wyoming man has been apprehended by police after a work-related spat that saw him drive off with a locomotive.

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China on the prowl for Putin’s tiger
October 9 2014 at 12:14

A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has roamed across the border.

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A phone! A phone! My house for a phone!
October 8 2014 at 10:46

A Detroit homeowner is so desperate to sell his property that he’s willing to accept an iPhone 6 as payment.

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Farmers swap paddy fields for racetrack
October 7 2014 at 20:43

Thai farmers ditched their paddy fields to sprint across a dusty track on the backs of prized water buffalo in a decades-old contest.

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