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TV anchor’s number is up...

A presenter was sacked after referring to China’s Xi Jinping as “Eleven” Jinping, confusing his name with the Roman numerals XI.

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Associated Press

Nessie undecided on Scotland’s future?

The Loch Ness monster’s thoughts remain typically shrouded in mystery as Scottish voters head to the polls.

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Dog’s DJ skills alarm owner

A dog that switched on a record player alarmed his elderly Austrian owner and led to the deployment of firefighters.

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Woman hurls prosthetic leg at stewards
August 1 2014 at 13:12

Pilots were forced to divert a plane after a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at members of the cabin crew.

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Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sold
August 1 2014 at 11:00

The gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier have been sold for almost $400 000.

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Gentle trooper fines granny, charms kids
August 1 2014 at 04:23

Not many people would thank a police officer for a speeding ticket - but Tana Baumler really wanted to.

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Underwater treasure hunt pays off
July 30 2014 at 12:26

A Florida family scavenging for treasure in Florida’s waters found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold necklace.

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Woman embraces Madiba statue… naked
July 30 2014 at 07:54

Social media was abuzz as people tried to identify a woman who stripped naked at Nelson Mandela Square.

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Chavez’s handwriting is now a font
July 29 2014 at 11:12

Supporters of the late Hugo Chavez have unveiled a novel way of keeping his memory alive.

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Koala clings to car for 88km
July 28 2014 at 12:02

Timberwolf the koala is lucky to be alive after a terrifying ordeal on a busy Australian highway.

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Video: Boy, 6, skates under 39 cars
July 25 2014 at 12:31

Gagan Satish flattened himself and passed underneath 39 cars, covering the distance in 29.8 seconds.

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Queen photobombs athlete’s selfie
July 25 2014 at 06:59

Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend at the Commonwealth Games.

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More frowns than smiles in New York?
July 24 2014 at 12:34

The glitz and glamour of the Big Apple is not enough to make everyone happy, according to a survey.

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