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23 September 2016, 1:03pm
Iceland okays Angelina babies
Iceland okays Angelina babies

Iceland will now allow parents to name their daughters Angelina - just like one very famous American actress.

23 September 2016, 12:25pm
PICS: Laugh, then think... it's the Ig Nobel awards
PICS: Laugh, then think... it's the Ig Nobel awards

Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats was honoured at this year's Ig Nobel spoof awards.

23 September 2016, 11:00am
Bangladesh zoo throws wedding party for lions
Bangladesh zoo throws wedding party for lions

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake.

22 September 2016, 12:24pm
Fat passengers force tourist off train
Fat passengers force tourist off train
Travel News

Anthony Poppel had booked and paid £32.50 for a ride up Mt Snowdon in North Wales - but was turned away as an obese family had taken up all the space.

22 September 2016, 10:56am
Have that second baby, Chinese city tells cadres
Have that second baby, Chinese city tells cadres

With China facing a demographic crisis, one city has taken a novel approach: a direct call to young government officials to have a second child.

21 September 2016, 2:30pm
Madame Tussauds separate #Brangelina wax figures
Madame Tussauds separate #Brangelina wax figures
Europe

'The couple's wax figures, which were launched in 2013, have been split up and are now featured at a respectful distance from each other.'

21 September 2016, 12:38pm
British Labour looks to teddy bears
British Labour looks to teddy bears

Young backers of leftist British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are being encouraged to bring their teddy bears to the party's annual conference.

21 September 2016, 12:31pm
Pizza the bear does not need help - aquarium
Pizza the bear does not need help - aquarium

A Chinese aquarium holding a forlorn-looking polar bear named Pizza says it does not need foreign interference, after activists ...

20 September 2016, 1:51pm
Hitchhiker takes rage out on tiny town's signs
Hitchhiker takes rage out on tiny town's signs

A French hitchhiker damaged road signs after becoming furious at being stuck in a tiny New Zealand town for four days without a ride.

20 September 2016, 10:19am
38kg of prize cabbage meets chef and loses
38kg of prize cabbage meets chef and loses

A UK hotel gardener spent a year growing a giant cabbage and was full of plans to enter it at a horticultural show...

19 September 2016, 10:07am
Nigel Farage and the sort-of skinny dip
Nigel Farage and the sort-of skinny dip

Nigel Farage says he kept his "underpants on" during a moonlit swim in the English Channel on his last night as Ukip leader.

16 September 2016, 1:14pm
When you get a dead skunk in the mail....
When you get a dead skunk in the mail....

An Indiana man who police say mailed dead skunks and a raccoon to a man chosen over him as school basketball coach has been arrested.

16 September 2016, 10:58am
Get to the bottom of a gold artwork
Get to the bottom of a gold artwork

The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful ...

15 September 2016, 11:39am
Bunny thief on the loose in New Zealand
Bunny thief on the loose in New Zealand

New Zealand police are on the hunt for a thief who has been creeping around Auckland backyards stealing sleeping rabbits from their hutches.

15 September 2016, 08:06am
NZ woman collects 1300kg of rubbish off roadside
NZ woman collects 1300kg of rubbish off roadside

A New Zealand woman has declared her own personal war on waste.