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Airport in Rome closes temporarily as experts remove WWII era bombs

The three bombs weighed around 150kg 330 pounds in total and were discovered during maintenance work on the tarmac
09 Feb 2019, 07:27 PM IST

Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age to 100 years old

It would effectively amount to a smoking ban on the US island by 2024 despite already having tough laws on cigarette salesHawaii is consider
09 Feb 2019, 07:20 PM IST

Do you recognise this footage? It was found in seal poo

The owner of a USB stick is being tracked down by New Zealand officials after it was found frozen in seal poo
07 Feb 2019, 10:44 AM IST

'World's loneliest duck' Trevor killed by dogs in Niue

Trevor the worlds loneliest duck has died after being attacked by dogs on the tiny Pacific island of Niue
29 Jan 2019, 11:36 PM IST

Suspected sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba 'may have been crickets'

Suspected sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba are believed to have been caused by the sound of crickets, scientists have claimed
10 Jan 2019, 11:54 AM IST

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Humvee dropped from US plane lands in back garden - seven miles from target

A Humvee military vehicle was pushed out of an equipment transporter plane and landed in a residential area seven miles away from the target
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Keep the change: YouTube star MrBeast leaves waitress $10,000 tip for two waters

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How much? 'Holy grail of whisky' sold for record £848,750

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Major airline spells own name wrong on plane

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Xiabu Xiabu restaurant chain loses £145m after pregnant woman finds dead rat in soup

A Chinese restaurant chain lost around 145m in market value after a pregnant woman found a dead rat in her soup
14 Sep 2018, 07:20 PM IST

Alien signals spotted from galaxy 3bn light years away

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12 Sep 2018, 01:38 PM IST

Drinking young blood could prevent age-related diseases, study reveals

Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve latelife health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed
09 Sep 2018, 12:43 AM IST

Watch: Lion Jumps Into Vehicle Full Of Tourists In Crimea

A lion at a safari park in Vilnohirsk, Crimea, was filmed jumping into a vehicle full of tourists just weeks after a woman was attacked by another lion at the same park
06 Sep 2018, 08:56 PM IST

Egyptian archaeologists find village that 'predated pharaohs'

The Egyptian government has found one of the oldest villages ever in the Nile Delta, dating back to before the time of the pharaohs
03 Sep 2018, 04:04 AM IST

Thomas the Tank Engine gets multicultural makeover

Hes a little train with a big heart, and now Thomas The Tank Engine will be spreading his locomotive love a little further, travelling to destinations as far afield as China, India
02 Sep 2018, 01:26 AM IST

The science behind blowing bubbles

What exactly happens when you blow on a soap film to make a bubble Behind this simple question about a favorite childhood activity is some real science, researchers have found
31 Aug 2018, 04:37 PM IST

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds

Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London
31 Aug 2018, 03:20 PM IST

Act of Kindness: Adopted street dog winner of the PETA Cutest Indian Dog Alive contest

Pinky, which was once trapped at a construction site and was battling for life, is now awarded as the national winner of PETA Indias seventh annual Cutest Indian Dog Alive contest
30 Aug 2018, 06:53 PM IST

These Very Public Urinals Are Pissing Off Parisians

A new set of ecofriendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals
29 Aug 2018, 05:57 AM IST

Man pushes 15 boiled eggs up rectum and tears intestines

A man who pushed 15 hard boiled eggs up his rectum had to undergo emergency surgery after tearing his intestines The 29yearold man had taken GHB when he made the decision and began
29 Aug 2018, 05:18 AM IST

Parrots able to make complex economic decisions, study shows

Parrots can make complex economic decisions, at least according to German scientists
29 Aug 2018, 04:58 AM IST

Baby poo probiotic 'cocktail' could help fight disease, say scientists

Baby poo contains probiotics that could boost gut health and combat a variety of diseases, scientists have said
25 Aug 2018, 10:11 AM IST

French theme park trains crows to pick up attraction's litter

An historical theme park in France is training six crows to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish in a bid to keep it clean
20 Aug 2018, 01:03 PM IST