London zoo lets you name COCKROACHES after your ex for Valentine’s Day vengeance

London zoo lets you name COCKROACHES after your ex for Valentine’s Day vengeance

A zoo in London is allowing thousands of heartbroken lovers to name their cockroaches after their exes in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
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From Tibetan monk to trans model – Tenzin's reincarnation smashes stereotypes

From Tibetan monk to trans model – Tenzin's reincarnation smashes stereotypes

A former Buddhist monk is now a viral sensation after breaking down barriers by becoming Tibet's first ever transgender model.
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From the runway to the ring - Model-turned-boxer prepares for next bout

From the runway to the ring - Model-turned-boxer prepares for next bout

Meet Avril - a famous Australian model who has now stepped into the ring to compete in boxing. She previously won several international beauty pageants and remains undefeated despite only starting her professional boxing career last year.
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Escobar eatery in Melbourne serves up 'cocaine' burger

Escobar eatery in Melbourne serves up 'cocaine' burger

A restaurant in Melbourne sparked controversy after it started offering a burger with a line of fake cocaine on top. The pop-up restaurant Pablo's Escoburgers, a pun on the infamous Colombian drug lord, offers a patty called 'The Patron' with a li...
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Bare bottoms brave the bitter breeze at Japan's Naked Man Festival!

Bare bottoms brave the bitter breeze at Japan's Naked Man Festival!

Thousands of semi-nude men braved the cold near the northern Japanese city of Oshu to mark the annual Hadaka Matsuri ('Naked Man' Festival) which ends with the participants stepping into freezing mountain waters. Young men with nothing but a loin-...
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No school, no desks - school kids in Yemen take classes under trees

No school, no desks - school kids in Yemen take classes under trees

Students in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah are forced to attend school classes outdoors.
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Man gets ‘buried alive’ in boozy Cuban tradition

Man gets ‘buried alive’ in boozy Cuban tradition

Locals gathered to stage a mock funeral and burial of the character 'Pachencho' in Santiago de Las Vegas on Tuesday, in what has become an annual alcohol-fueled festival.
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McGregor's doppelganger? German MMA fighter's uncanny resemblance goes viral

McGregor's doppelganger? German MMA fighter's uncanny resemblance goes viral

German mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Maurice Adorf has gone viral due to his resemblance to former champion and UFC Superstar Conor McGregor.
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Mary Queen of Scots treasures displayed on anniversary of execution

Mary Queen of Scots treasures displayed on anniversary of execution

A two-day exhibition dedicated to Mary I of Scotland was open to the public at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, where visitors had the chance to see some rare items relating to the former Scottish monarch. The exhibition coincides wi...
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Hungry polar bear searching for food wanders into apartment building in Russia

Hungry polar bear searching for food wanders into apartment building in Russia

At least 52 polar bears have been spotted near the settlement of Belushya Guba on Russia’s Novaya Zemlya recently. With ice in the Arctic melting as a result of climate change, polar bears are forced to look for alternative food sources, including...
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Renault F1 car made of LEGO goes under the hammer

Renault F1 car made of LEGO goes under the hammer

A life-sized Renault F1 car made out of 313,000 Lego bricks was sold for €65,000 (US$73,700) in Paris. The auction was celebrating Renault's 40th anniversary of involvement in Formula 1. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to UNICEF.
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Worshippers at mosque get their blood pumping with post-prayer gym class

Worshippers at mosque get their blood pumping with post-prayer gym class

The faithful at a mosque in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Halabja have been keeping fit after prayer thanks to regular exercise classes inside the holy building.
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Will this spud cannon replace rubber bullet-firing guns?

Will this spud cannon replace rubber bullet-firing guns?

An Indian man has invented a new device which he believes can control crowds in riots or other violent confrontations - the potato cannon. The glorified spud-gun consists of a pole and cylindrical disk. When fired, it releases pellets of potato or...
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Women's underwear turned into art to fight objectification in Valencia

Women's underwear turned into art to fight objectification in Valencia

Women’s underwear were turned into ceramic artworks, to protest sexual objectification, as part of a joint initiative between an art school in the town of Manises near Valencia and the city council. Women were asked to volunteer by taking off thei...
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Music teacher helps deaf kids to hear and speak

Music teacher helps deaf kids to hear and speak

A music teacher from Novosibirsk works with deaf children in order to help them restore their communication abilities. One of his pupils, 14-year old Fedya, felt a little bit insecure during the lessons and wanted to quit them, but after two weeks...
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No tanks! Armoured vehicle sparks controversy in Manchester suburb

No tanks! Armoured vehicle sparks controversy in Manchester suburb

A former British Army armoured personnel carrier parked on a pavement in the Didsbury area of Manchester, has been dividing opinion among local residents. The vehicle has been parked in the area for almost 20 years, and as become a local novelty. ...
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Egypt demands return of Giza Pyramid stone if legality not verified

Egypt demands return of Giza Pyramid stone if legality not verified

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities have requested Scotland's National Museum to provide documentation proving that a casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza had been legally transferred from Egypt. The ancient stone is believed to be some 4,...
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FLAMINGO CHICKS rescued from perilously low water levels in South Africa

FLAMINGO CHICKS rescued from perilously low water levels in South Africa

Some 300 Lesser flamingo baby chicks have been rescued and taken into the care of the SANCCOB conservation centre in Cape Town. According to a veterinarian in charge of feeding the baby flamingos, David Roberts, the centre received information "t...
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Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Angelina Jolie visited Rohingya families at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar as part of a three day trip to Bangladesh. Jolie was filmed chatting with child refugees, as well as visiting a school and a Red Cross field hospital at the cam...
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1,200-year Bible seized in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

1,200-year Bible seized in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

Police in Turkey's Diyarbakir have seized a Bible thought to be 1,200 years old, in the city of Kayapinar . Three suspects were caught while attempting to sell the 34-page manuscript, which is written on leather with gold letters. A total of six s...
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Dozens of ancient mummies discovered in Egypt’s Minya

Dozens of ancient mummies discovered in Egypt’s Minya

At least 40 ancient mummies have been discovered in burial chambers in Minya Governorate. The mummies of men, women and at least 12 mummies of children were found lying in a nine-metre-deep tomb, which dates back to the Ptolemaic Kingdom, which wa...
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Take a tour of a top-secret Soviet bunker where nuclear arms were stored

Take a tour of a top-secret Soviet bunker where nuclear arms were stored

Have a look around a 1,000 square meter ultra-secret Soviet bunker, hidden in the middle of a forest in western Poland. It was used as storage for nuclear arms. Initially, the bunkers were used as warehouses for communications troops but were in f...
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Magna Carta returns to display at Salisbury Cathedral after theft attempt

Magna Carta returns to display at Salisbury Cathedral after theft attempt

One of the four original copies of the 1215 Magna Carta has been put back on display at Salisbury Cathedral, after an attempted theft last year. In October 2018, a man wielding a hammer repeatedly hit the security glass case in an attempt to alleg...
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The WURST room ever! Sausage-themed hotel opens in Germany

The WURST room ever! Sausage-themed hotel opens in Germany

Claus Bobel, who is a fourth-generation butcher from the southern German village of Rittersbach, opened 'the world’s first' sausage-themed hotel. The walls are covered with sausage-themed wallpaper, ceilings and cabinets while small decorative bag...
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Investigation of babies with missing limbs reopened by French government

Investigation of babies with missing limbs reopened by French government

More than a dozen children were born without upper limbs in three regions in France. The first investigation was opened by the French national public health agency Sante Publique France (SPF), but they admitted that they couldn't find an explanati...
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Russian hermit reconnects with family via social media

Russian hermit reconnects with family via social media

A 58-year-old hermit who has been living alone in Siberia for decades hopes to be reunited with his family, all thanks to the power of the internet. His parents died relatively young, leaving four children behind. He was sent to an orphanage and l...
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Military cathedral steps to be paved with Nazi guns

Military cathedral steps to be paved with Nazi guns

Weapons captured from Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht during World War II will be melted and utilized to build Russian Armed Forced Main Cathedral. The weapons include MG-42 machine guns and Walter and Parabellum pistols among other firearms, which will ...
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Chicago freezes over as polar vortex strikes

Chicago freezes over as polar vortex strikes

Chicago has been shivering in sub-zero temperatures, with the US Midwest in the grip of its worst cold snap in decades. Temperatures have plummeted to -29C, just missing out on the city's record of -36C set in 1985.
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 Forensic expert examines mysterious Guano Mummy

Forensic expert examines mysterious Guano Mummy

French forensic expert Philippe Charlier began his examination of the so-called Guano Mummy, which was found in the walls of an Ecuadorian church following an earthquake in 1949. Since its discovery, the mummy has intrigued archaeologists and hist...
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Teddy bear invasion cheers up Parisian locals!

Teddy bear invasion cheers up Parisian locals!

Hundreds of teddy bears stormed cafes, restaurants and shops in Paris' Gobelins district. A local bookshop owner Philippe formed the project last October in order to foster a sense of community in the neighbourhood and bring a smile to residents.
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Japan’s ‘Hina doll’ collection welcome Crown Prince and Princess

Japan’s ‘Hina doll’ collection welcome Crown Prince and Princess

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako joined the ranks of a long line of emperors and empresses being modelled as 'Hina' dolls to mark the annual 'Hinamatsuri' or Girls' Day festival. It can take up to three months to create each doll...
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 Palestinian artist brings Japanese origami to Gaza

Palestinian artist brings Japanese origami to Gaza

Palestinian artist Ahmed Humaid from Gaza's Nuseirat refugee camp has found an unlikely medium to create stunning origami sculptures. The artist gives a twist to the traditional Japanese art of paper folding by forming the pages of entire books in...
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Forget flair bartending! This chef juggles with FLAMING KNIVES

Forget flair bartending! This chef juggles with FLAMING KNIVES

Han Xiaodu, a chef in the city of Jinan, in China’s Shandong province, has developed his own unique style of juggling with flaming knives. He can even do it blindfolded, or rather, with a bucket on his head.
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Hitler's possessions and paintings go up for auction in Nuremberg

Hitler's possessions and paintings go up for auction in Nuremberg

Multiple items formerly owned by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler are going under the hammer at Weidler's auction house in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. Pictures believed to have been painted by Hitler, a vase, and a wicker chair from Hitler's private...
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Taxi drivers strike to demand halt Uber and ride-sharing services

Taxi drivers strike to demand halt Uber and ride-sharing services

Angry Spanish taxi-drivers have been protesting against Uber and other car-apps for eight consecutive days. According to the taxi-drivers, the companies do not face the same regulations and taxes. During the protests, clashes with police occurred ...
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Meet Aleppo's 'Yellow Man' bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years

Meet Aleppo's 'Yellow Man' bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years

Aleppo’s ‘Yellow Man’ has been bringing joy to the residents of the ancient Syrian city for generations, simply by choosing only to wear the colour yellow. Abu Zakkour, better known by his nickname the 'Yellow Man of Aleppo', took cameras on a tou...
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Take a tour of this ghost-town of abandoned Disney-like castles

Take a tour of this ghost-town of abandoned Disney-like castles

More than 700 Disney-like chateaus have been abandoned at the Burj Al Babas Villa luxury housing complex in Central Turkey, Bolo province. The developer Sarot Group turned bankrupt in 2014 and since then, 732 castles have remained unsettled.
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'Regret medicine' offered to visitors scared to take the plunge at Chinese theme park

'Regret medicine' offered to visitors scared to take the plunge at Chinese theme park

A theme park in China's southwestern Chongqing municipality is offering faint-hearted visitors a 'get out of jail free' card - they can buy a 'regret medicine' that allows them to stop the launch of a ride before it hurls them off a hundred-metre ...
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Hair-raising footage captures planes battling strong winds to land, take off

Hair-raising footage captures planes battling strong winds to land, take off

Planes took off and landed in harsh weather conditions at Newcastle airport, battling strong gusts of winds throughout the day. Pilots skilfully and safely managed to operate their swaying planes, as the aircraft struggled to get steady even after...
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Chippy offers world's 'spiciest fish and chips'

Chippy offers world's 'spiciest fish and chips'

A Yorkshire chip shop is selling what they claim to be the world's spiciest fish and chips. It’s so spicy that customers need to sign a disclaimer. The special will be charged at £6.50 ($8.50; €7.50) for a standard-sized portion.
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81 rare cars found in BARNS auctioned off near Toulouse

81 rare cars found in BARNS auctioned off near Toulouse

A collection of 81 rare cars went on auction in Tarbes, near Toulouse. The cars, which all belonged to a single collector, will be sold with no reservation price - a deal never before is seen in such a large auction - and are expecting to bring 40...
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Man casually steals Tretyakov Gallery painting

Man casually steals Tretyakov Gallery painting

Security footage released by the Russian Interior Ministry on Monday shows the moment a man calmly steals Russian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi’s “Ai-Petri. Crimea” painting from Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery. The painting was later discovered at a co...
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DIY better than pricey toy car: this Indian dad creates a mini auto rickshaw for his kids

DIY better than pricey toy car: this Indian dad creates a mini auto rickshaw for his kids

When Arunkumar’s children asked him for an expensive toy car, he decided to make it by himself. From scratch, he constructed an auto-rickshaw out of a broken gas stove and an old satellite dish and named it Sundhari, after the auto-rickshaw that f...
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Italian town has silent shutdown for special Stradivarius recording

Italian town has silent shutdown for special Stradivarius recording

The northern Italian town of Cremona has been cordoned off in a bid to avoid noise interfering with the recording of the famous Stradivarius violins. Thirty-two ultra-sensitive microphones were installed in the auditorium of the Violin Museum, to ...
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Hundreds rush to the Alasitas fair buying up fake money to get wealth-blessed

Hundreds rush to the Alasitas fair buying up fake money to get wealth-blessed

The annual Alasitas fair in honour of the indigenous deity Ekeko, kicked off in La Paz. During the celebrations, locals buy miniature figures and fake money to be blessed by Catholic priests and Aymara warlocks. It is believed that the ceremony as...
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Who says you shouldn't play with your food?

Who says you shouldn't play with your food?

A creative stay-at-home dad has been turning vegetables into musical instruments. The inventive farther also managed to utilise other things found in the kitchen. He has successfully transformed a broom, a brick and bicycle parts into musical ins...
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Punked-up granny covers entire body with tattoos

Punked-up granny covers entire body with tattoos

An 87-year-old widow claims to be the most tattooed grandmother in Argentina. Starting in late 2017, Susana has had more than 100 hours of work done. Her first tattoo, a phoenix, symbolised her reawakening, after having been widowed twice.
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RUNderful! Italian police officer runs 39 km in extreme Russian cold

RUNderful! Italian police officer runs 39 km in extreme Russian cold

Italian extreme runner and policeman Paolo Venturini ran just shy of a marathon in the extremely cold temperatures of -52 degrees Celsius (-61,6 Fahrenheit) in Russia’s Oymyakonsky District, Sakha Republic.
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