In France, it is easier than ever now to act out “Star Wars” fantasies. The fencing federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.
11-year-old Isaac Husted reacts in disbelief as his tee-ball shot rolls back perfectly to where it started. Luckily it was all filmed - or no one would have believed him.
The newest baby at a Chicago-area zoo is an antelope calf weighing just 23 ounces. The male was born on Valentine’s Day and has been named Valentino.
Danish skiers and snowboarders are testing out an artificial ski slope above an incineration plant that doesn't emit toxins and rises 85 metres (279 feet) above the flat landscape of Copenhagen. The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource ...
Feeling "smug" for resisting her usual festive mince pie binges, having joined a local dieting club, a mum-of-three was horrified to discover that her weight loss was caused by pancreatic cancer, not slimming. When Liz Oakley, 65, noticed the pou...
Six rescued sea otters enjoy a rare snow day at the Vancouver Aquarium. Marine mammal trainers held a snow enrichment session for the animals which provide mental and physical stimulation.
An entrepreneur who is so in love with Valentine's Day she has spent GBP3,800 filling her house with romantic decorations and accessories, has admitted that she even celebrated the passionate occasion when she was SINGLE. Now happily married, Tin...
In an annual tradition, the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ate steak at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City.
Kali, the 12-year-old rare Goeldi's monkey reported stolen from Palm Beach Zoo in Florida, has been found safe and sound.
A tiger found in an abandoned Houston home has made it safely to an animal sanctuary in East Texas.
Meet the new animal internet sensation: a chicken on a swing. The fun-loving fowl was caught on camera at Cockfields Farm in Ashton-under-Lyne and the internet can't get enough of it.
Conservationists from Chester Zoo are conducting the first study of rare giant pangolins in Uganda. As part of the pioneering research, the team has captured remarkable video footage which is providing new insights into the secret lives of the li...
An Old Trafford steward is lifted in the air as PSG fans celebrate during the Champions League match between the French club and Manchester United.
Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.
A former McDonald's employee and loyal Big Mac Fan has been inked with a picture of the fast food favourite. Former star of Tattoo Fixers and celebrity tattooist Jay Hutton was tasked with recreating the bestselling burger.
Authorities have rescued a deer found trapped in a storm drain in Kansas, and officials say the animal may have been there for a week.
Police in Florida are on the lookout for a monkey that was stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo.
Emergency services were called after cries were heard coming from the drain in Newlands East, near Durban in South Africa. Following a three-hour rescue operation, police are now investigating how the baby got there in the first place.
Jovan Hill makes up to GBP5,000 a month by "begging" for money from his 110,000 followers on Twitter. He makes five times his previous monthly salary of GBP965 and compares himself to reality TV stars the Kardashians.
wo strangers have spoken of their unbreakable bond, formed when one gave birth to the other's son - after she lost her baby boy and feared she would never be a mum. Collapsing at 36 weeks pregnant in 2015, Julie Wong, 41, came to from an induced ...
Dogs of all breeds are rounding the rings again at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Breed judging began Monday at the illustrious show in New York.
Art students at Madison Middle School in Abilene, Texas donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross.
A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up.
This time-lapse footage captures the six-hour process of a Japanese Spider Crab moulting out of its shell at SeaWorld San Diego.
London's first National Paw-trait Gallery, designed especially for our four-legged-friends, has opened. Portraits are hung at both human and dog eye level.
Gorging on 10,000 calories a day on camera has become a lucrative meal ticket for a 33 stone size 30 woman, whose gluttony is eagerly watched by thousands of online fans. WARNING: explicit content.
Police used a blanket to catch a kitten that fell after getting stuck high in a tree in Lufkin, Texas. The rescue was captured on one officer’s bodycam.
Former bingo caller Amy Bayliss quadrupled her salary through online gaming. The 22-year-old from Solihull started live streaming her gaming in October 2017 through the website Twitch, and now earns between GBP800 and GBP3,000 a month.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has opened in Milwaukee with a collection of thousands of bobbling heads from sports, pop culture and politics.
Pope Francis received a surprise gift on Tuesday when a little girl crawled under the barrier at an Abu Dhabi stadium and ran to hand him a piece of paper.
Meet the student from Houston, Texas, who has a severe form of hyperhidrosis, a disorder which makes her sweat 10 times more than the average person.
A bride who was wed and widowed in just 48 days has spoken movingly about the surprise gift she received from beyond the grave, after her husband lost his long and painful battle with cystic fibrosis, which she also has.
A colony of elephant seals and their pups have taken over a California beach during the government shutdown. About 60 adult seals and dozens of pups are on the beach of the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco.
A man aboard a John Deere tractor in Texas led police in a slow-speed chase across farm fields. Police say the man dragged a police officer before fleeing on a chase that lasted for an hour.
A baby gorilla at the Dallas Zoo is picking the Los Angeles Rams over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Seven-month-old Saambili chose a treat with Rams' blue and gold colors
A mother has relived the bittersweet moment when she discovered she was pregnant with her one-in-a-million Down's syndrome twins - one of only 29 sets worldwide - just weeks after withdrawing life support from her baby girl, who also had the condi...
Minnesota snow sculptors won’t participate in U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition after proposed pieces were denied over politics, including one of Trump
Three clumsy burglars are wanted in the Houston area after surveillance video captured the men breaking into a Cypress liquor store and stealing several bottles of alcohol before leaving in a hurry - tripping and shattering glass in the process.
Pets across the UK enjoy playing in the snow. The UK has had its coldest night of the winter so far as the cold snap continues to cause icy conditions across the country.
The FBI are investigating after a reported sinkhole turned out to be a tunnel leading towards a Chase Bank branch in Pembroke Pines, near Miami, Florida.
Extreme cold even affects the United States National Snow Sculpting Championship.
The largest diamond ever discovered in North America will be on display in New York City for the next several days.
Low water temperatures are having an effect on Florida's manatee population. A 725 lb. sub-adult male suffering from symptoms of cold stress and dehydration was rescued and is being treated at SeaWorld's critical care animal hospital.
Footage has been released of a bear stealing a package from a house in Reno, Nevada.
A takeaway in York claims to have created the world's spiciest fish and chips, so hot that you have to sign a waiver form to try it.
New footage of the horrific crash which saw street racer Taufiq Carr crash his speeding BMW M3 on the N1 in Cape Town last week indicate that a passenger may have been in the car.
A student who has become a surrogate mum to an abandoned vixen cub has told how the adorable creature is now best friends with her pet Labrador - aping the Disney movie The Fox and The Hound.