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Masked men to fight macaque menace

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

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

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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Speedster was 'drying' his car
June 5 2014 at 08:02

Young Austrian offered an original excuse for hurtling down the highway at 171km/h.

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Playful puppy puts paw to pedal
June 3 2014 at 06:16

A three-month-old German shepherd managed to ruin her owner’s car after “driving” it into a pond.

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Lottery winner to give away 50 million
May 30 2014 at 17:38

A man who scooped more than 72 million euros on the Euro Millions lottery has decided to give the bulk his jackpot to charity.

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Man hides 66 birds in his pants
May 29 2014 at 21:39

Airport officials in Cuba arrested a passenger attempting to leave the island with scores of native birds hidden inside his trousers.

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Hot sauce dispute fizzles out
May 29 2014 at 15:19

The makers of Sriracha hot sauce have been saved a lawsuit and a public nuisance declaraion over the factory’s smelly air.

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Madame Tussauds opens in Beijing
May 29 2014 at 12:19

Wax figures of Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II feature in the latest Madame Tussauds museum in China.

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World’s oldest woman could be 121
May 28 2014 at 18:23

A Guatemalan woman who will turn 121 in November could be the world's oldest by far, according to a report.

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Couple to sell buried treasure
May 28 2014 at 16:50

A California couple who found a $10 million cache of 19th century gold coins in their back yard will put most of them on sale.

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‘Generous’ man gives away cash on Twitter
May 28 2014 at 12:51

A man with a Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money across San Francisco, leading scores on a scavenger hunt.

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Tokyo women splashed with urine
May 28 2014 at 12:50

Police are on the hunt for a serial urine splasher after at least six cases in which the liquid was splashed over young women.

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