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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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Monkey men tackle marauding macaques
August 8 2014 at 19:44

With simian-like screeches and hoots, groups of men tackle the hairy menaces of New Delhi.

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Meet Telegraph, the zonkey
August 8 2014 at 08:41

A zoo in Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival which was born after a lonesome zebra got intimate with a donkey.

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Toddler breaches White House security
August 8 2014 at 06:08

A toddler caused a commotion at the White House when he squeezed through a fence surrounding the presidential mansion.

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5 000 new words to scrabble
August 5 2014 at 18:25

About 5 000 new words have been added to “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary”, which was last freshened up a decade ago.

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Rappers put their spin on the news
August 4 2014 at 12:30

Two Senegalese musicians are taking current affairs in a brash new direction.

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Harper stops following Homer Simpson
August 4 2014 at 12:29

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has distanced himself from the cartoon character Homer Simpson.

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Speedster clocks 183km/h
August 3 2014 at 12:53

What to do when a traffic cop pulls you over? Say you're late for your golf game of course...

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Masked men to fight macaque menace
August 1 2014 at 17:02

India has hired monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings.

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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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