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Overgrown sheep ‘breaks world record’

Chris the sheep had its massive fleece shorn by an Australian national champion in a life-saving operation.

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News anchor sues over toy with her name

An anchor for Fox News Channel sued Hasbro Inc over the company's sale of a toy hamster that shares her name.

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Giant sheep in need of a haircut

Australian animal welfare appealed for shearers to trim a sheep which has evaded a haircut so long its life could be in danger.

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R20m Irma Stern painting a pinboard
July 23 2015 at 09:33

A painting by SA artist Irma Stern, valued at R20m, was found in a London flat covered in letters, postcards and bills.

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Town creates ‘human rights’ for pets
July 23 2015 at 18:01

A Spanish town voted unanimously to define dogs and cats as “non-human residents”, giving them human rights.

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French Scrabble champ speaks no French
July 22 2015 at 11:15

Nigel Richards can barely speak a “mot” of French. Yet he has just won the world French language Scrabble championship.

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Selfie enthusiast destroys Lenin statue
July 21 2015 at 22:07

A headless Lenin statue has lost its torso after a selfie-happy Siberian tried to pose alongside the image of the Soviet leader.

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Truro council aims to foil its killer gulls
July 21 2015 at 19:24

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says a “big conversation” is needed about the issue of marauding seagulls.

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Home of deep-fried Mars bar battered
July 21 2015 at 17:37

Aberdeenshire Council asks Carron Fish Bar to remove their Mars bar banner in order to help “improve the look” of the town.

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Tweeters poke fun at surfer
July 21 2015 at 15:43

Just a day after surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack on Jeffreys Bay, the Twittersphere erupted with memes.

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Cheese smuggler caught with bootful
July 21 2015 at 08:59

A Russian man was busted while trying to smuggle 460 kilograms of cheese stuffed in the trunk and backseat of his car.

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‘Tipsy’ squirrel ransacks club
July 17 2015 at 10:14

A tipsy squirrel caused £300 worth of damage at a London club after turning on one of the ale pumps.

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Stressed cows get air-conditioned sheds
July 16 2015 at 16:21

Italian farmers are installing showers and air conditioning in cowsheds and pigsties to allow the animals to freshen up.

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