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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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Why did the chicken cross the road?
August 16 2014 at 10:23

Ask police in Portland why the chicken crossed the road, and law enforcement has no idea either.

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Five hitmen and a die hard wife
August 15 2014 at 17:42

A Russian businessman who didn't want to split his wealth with his wife ended up being taken for a ride by fake hitmen.

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Robots rule at Chinese restaurant
August 15 2014 at 16:30

A restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food.

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Yes, humblebragging does exist
August 15 2014 at 16:24

We binge-watch our favourite dramas, humblebrag about exciting experiences and occasionally show off some side-boob, but hey, yolo.

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Pilot’s artificial arm comes off during landing
August 14 2014 at 15:24

A pilot for a British budget airline briefly lost control of his plane after his artificial arm came loose during the landing.

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Man rescued after 3-day ‘autoerotic ordeal’
August 14 2014 at 13:07

A neighbour came to the aid of a man who had been trapped in handcuffs in an apparent "autoerotic accident".

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Got space for a rickety bridge?
August 13 2014 at 19:32

Portland officials are selling a 335m steel bridge at a bargain price - but buyers must prove they have room for it.

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Paris plea to lovers: say it with a selfie
August 11 2014 at 14:26

Paris has appealed to romance-struck couples to take a selfie rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.

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‘I was born in the wrong body’
August 11 2014 at 06:29

Former boxing promoter Frank Maloney is undergoing a sex change, according to a newspaper interview.

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Search is on for ‘Nude Games’ revellers
August 8 2014 at 19:48

Malaysian police are trying to track down several people who participated in a nudist sports festival in Penang.

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