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‘Girlie’ gorilla devours gourmet cake

Zaire the gorilla tucked into a cake made with parsnips and carrots for her 40th birthday at a London zoo.

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Hubby’s secret life revealed on Facebook

A British woman discovered that her husband was leading a double life after seeing his wedding pictures online.

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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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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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Sticky fruit used in high-tech ATM robbery
October 7 2014 at 11:54

Philippine thieves have been using low-tech sticky tree sap to rob high-tech cash dispenser machines in banks, say police.

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Brazil clown tops votes for Congress
October 6 2014 at 11:04

Brazilians re-elected a clown named Tiririca (Grumpy) to Congress with one million votes, say election officials.

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One man’s trash is another’s treasure?
October 4 2014 at 13:52

Sex toys, pets and even a spouse among bizarre items left behind by previous tenants.

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Zim to teach cops to smile
October 3 2014 at 17:37

Zimbabwe will conduct "smiling" training sessions to make law enforcers friendlier towards tourists and motorists.

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China’s pigeons get anal security checks
October 1 2014 at 12:35

Think your job is bad? Spare a thought for the Chinese workers who had to inspect the rear ends of 10 000 pigeons.

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Forgotten phone leads police to crooks
October 1 2014 at 12:34

Indonesian police have used a BlackBerry left at a crime scene to trace four suspected burglars.

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Golden groom is laird of the rings
October 1 2014 at 12:33

John Greenwood’s epic labour of love involved gold-panning in Scotland’s chilly streams.

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Muggle scoops record for magical trove
September 30 2014 at 12:27

A Mexican man’s collection of Harry Potter memorabilia has earned him a place in the record books.

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