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Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:26am - Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:23pm - Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo - 15 Aug 2018 at 7:04am - American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.

Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds - 14 Aug 2018 at 1:08pm - Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals - 14 Aug 2018 at 9:52am - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth - 10 Aug 2018 at 6:03am - Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood - 3 Aug 2018 at 3:54pm - More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.

Christmas comes early for London department store - 2 Aug 2018 at 1:06pm - On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

Fields Medal stolen from Kurdish mathematician in Rio - 1 Aug 2018 at 7:56pm - A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics,' had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Six-year-old YouTube star brings his own toy line to Walmart - 31 Jul 2018 at 11:54am - A 6-year-old boy whose toy reviews have drawn billions of views on YouTube will debut his own line of slime, stuffed animals and other merchandise at Walmart Inc next month, the retailer said on Monday.

Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland - 31 Jul 2018 at 11:53am - Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its "Real Feel" and "Latex Free" condoms in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to concerns they may burst.

And the world record for swimming along in a sack with hands & feet tied up g... - 25 Jul 2018 at 9:46am - Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack.

Ready, steady, slow: snails slug it out at racing world championship - 24 Jul 2018 at 2:13pm - The race starter stood up and shouted: "Ready, steady, slow!" The crowd cheered, but the competitors remained stuck at the start line. Welcome to the world snail racing championship.

Sun, sea and ... Santas? Father Christmases hold annual congress - 24 Jul 2018 at 9:20am - Braving Europe's heatwave, more than 150 Santas from around the world donned their heavy suits and full beards at their annual conference in Denmark.

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia - 24 Jul 2018 at 3:10am - A sheep in eastern Australia is leaping about more lightly after being sheared of its massively overgrown fleece.

Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway - 17 Jul 2018 at 11:18am - An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.

Buyan the bear predicts Croatia will beat France in World Cup final - 15 Jul 2018 at 7:25am - Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday's World Cup final.

Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman - 14 Jul 2018 at 5:19pm - Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.

Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors - 11 Jul 2018 at 6:33pm - A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.

Giant crocodile captured in Australia to stop it going to town - 10 Jul 2018 at 8:24am - Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop it from reaching a populated area, the Department of Tourism said on Tuesday.