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Australia's Chris the sheep, the world's woolliest, dies - 22 Oct 2019 at 3:20am - An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris.

Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration - 20 Oct 2019 at 9:43am - Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient migration routes.

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife - 18 Oct 2019 at 6:47am - Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way -- even after she dies.

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork - 15 Oct 2019 at 2:35am - Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band - 12 Oct 2019 at 12:40am - For a four-decade-old Philippine disco band, the namesake supertyphoon bearing down on Japan has brought a sudden rush of interest in its macho act.

Squirrels' stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos - 9 Oct 2019 at 4:02am - Squirreling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a couple in the United States, after they discovered a hoodful of walnuts and grass in their car.

A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia's 'Death Road' - 7 Oct 2019 at 9:12am - Bolivia´s "Death Road" might seem an odd place for a septuagenarian grandmother on two wheels.

Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing - 6 Oct 2019 at 10:52am - Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.

Italian astronaut to watch World Cup match from space - 3 Oct 2019 at 7:33am - Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano will be cheering on his team from space when they take on South Africa in their pivotal Rugby World Cup clash.

China's 'national flag baby' raises flag, captivates millions - 28 Sep 2019 at 1:08am - Feng Jianhan, 9, puts on his olive-colored army uniform, cap and white satin gloves each morning, and goosesteps across his living room.

Loo and behold! Japan's high-tech toilets bemuse fans - 24 Sep 2019 at 6:29am - Japan may not win their home Rugby World Cup but they have already proved themselves world beaters when it comes to toilets.

From tree to chair without the carpentry: UK couple grows furniture - 23 Sep 2019 at 2:03pm - On a two-acre field in England's Midlands, Gavin and Alice Munro are taking sustainability to the next level: they harvest trees which they train to grow into chairs.

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base - 20 Sep 2019 at 5:48am - Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.

Philippines' Duterte pestered again as gecko stalls speech - 19 Sep 2019 at 9:38pm - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just keeps getting bugged during his public speeches.

Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts - 17 Sep 2019 at 8:48am - Samoan players will wear their hearts on their sleeves - but keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps with skin suits during the World Cup in Japan to avoid offending their hosts.

If marathons weren't hard enough already: strap a tree to your back - 16 Sep 2019 at 10:52am - This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs.

Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace - 14 Sep 2019 at 5:15pm - Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday.

Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain - 13 Sep 2019 at 7:17am - An Egyptian masseur plays with fire to relieve his clients' muscle pain at his spa in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbeya.

Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts - 13 Sep 2019 at 5:58am - Two octopuses in Obira, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, have predicted the hosts of the Rugby World Cup will not progress from their pool when the tournament begins later this month.

Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing - 12 Sep 2019 at 11:39am - A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, according to a report on Thursday.