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AFP

China’s pigeons get anal security checks

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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Reuters

Forgotten phone leads police to crooks

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

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sxc.hu

Golden groom is laird of the rings

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

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Beaming bunny a hit in Taiwan
September 8 2014 at 18:31

A giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan by artist Florentijn Hofman has drawn more than one million visitors.

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Did thieves have penchant for toilet paper?
September 7 2014 at 10:14

When police offers were tipped off to a huge robbery, the last thing they expected was a haul of toilet paper...

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8kg tumour removed from woman
September 5 2014 at 17:10

Austrian surgeons removed a tumour weighing eight kilos, as heavy as a seven-month-old baby, from the stomach of a 75-year-old woman.

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Chinese temple seeks media mavens
September 5 2014 at 12:35

A job advert placed by China’s renowned Shaolin temple has drawn a brisk response.

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Dog’s hankering for hosiery stuns vets
September 5 2014 at 10:18

Veterinarians were shocked to discover more than 40 socks inside the stomach of an ill Great Dane.

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Jilted lover contacts ex 21 807 times
September 5 2014 at 09:12

He called and texted her every day for 10 months after she ended their relationship - until the courts intervened.

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Beauty queen’s tiara tussle rages on
September 3 2014 at 12:38

Organisers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant have demanded that Myanmar’s dethroned beauty queen return her tiara.

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Monkey showers people with money
September 2 2014 at 15:49

A monkey in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla showered stolen banknotes onto lucky passers-by, say reports.

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Here comes the bride... and a baby!
September 2 2014 at 12:24

No bride wants to be upstaged on her wedding day - but Amanda Vasey didn’t mind sharing the limelight.

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Dethroned beauty queen wants apology
September 2 2014 at 12:22

Beauty pageant winner May Myat Noe won’t return her tiara until organisers say sorry for calling her a liar and a thief.

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