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Earthlings descend on Area 51 for aliens, parties

Earthlings descend on Area 51 for aliens, parties

What started out as a internet hoax to "storm Area 51" has morphed into a festival celebrating all things alien near the once-secret Nevada military research site.
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Associated Press
Meet Pluto, the dog who turned vegetarian

Meet Pluto, the dog who turned vegetarian

A dog owner has claimed that his pet pooch was so scarred by becoming sick when he scoffed the remnants of a disposable BBQ that he turned vegetarian. When Robin Dixon, 60, came across shards of an aluminium tray scattered across his garden, he k...
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Former athlete hoping to break Guinness World Record despite motor neurone disease diagnosis

Former athlete hoping to break Guinness World Record despite motor neurone disease diagnosis

A super-fit rugby player whose slurred speech turned out to be the first sign of motor neurone disease is taking on a string of gruelling physical challenges in a bid to make the most of his uncertain future. Having played rugby semi-professional...
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Drone pilot saves surfer from shark with speakers

Drone pilot saves surfer from shark with speakers

A drone operator uses the speaker system aboard his Mavic Enterprise 2 to warn a surfer of a rapidly approaching shark. Christopher Joyce was trying to capture footage of sharks on his search and rescue drone when he spotted the situation. He ...
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'Miracle cream' clears seven-year-old's skin from severe eczema

'Miracle cream' clears seven-year-old's skin from severe eczema

The family of a young boy who suffered severe eczema claim a GBP4.50 "miracle" cream has cleared his skin. Seven-year-old Lucas Ellis had the condition from three weeks old, and at its worst it was so severe he could not walk or go to school. Aft...
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Footballer loses over five stone after seeing a 'mortifying' snap of herself on the pitch

Footballer loses over five stone after seeing a 'mortifying' snap of herself on the pitch

A 15-stone footballer who was left mortified by a snap of herself on the pitch has overhauled her lifestyle - ditching over five stone in the process. Despite having previously not struggled at all with her weight, healthy eating went out the wind...
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Boris Johnson 'empty chaired' as Luxembourg holds press conference without him

Boris Johnson 'empty chaired' as Luxembourg holds press conference without him

Boris Johnson skips a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg during noisy protests. Xavier Bettel spoke to the press during the scheduled joint appearance.
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The chef-turned-dumpster diver who has netted GBP16,000 worth of booty

The chef-turned-dumpster diver who has netted GBP16,000 worth of booty

The chef-turned dumpster diver, April Brown, claims she has acquired more than GBP16,000 worth of booty. April accumulates items that would otherwise be thrown away and donates them to charities when she doesn't need them.
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Press Association
Woman reveals raw fruit-based diet helped cure her mystery ailments

Woman reveals raw fruit-based diet helped cure her mystery ailments

A mother-to-be is going bananas about the benefits of her fruit-only diet, claiming it boosts energy, it cured all her mystery ailments and saying she hopes her unborn baby will follow the same regime.
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Goat yoga trend reaches Sweden

Goat yoga trend reaches Sweden

In Sweden, a class now offers residents of the capital Stockholm the chance to take part in 'goat yoga,' practising their positions in a park as the animals wander around them and relax at their feet. The class was set up by Malin Tyren Bakken, wh...
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Tesla driver filmed 'asleep at the wheel'

Tesla driver filmed 'asleep at the wheel'

A video of a driver appearing to sleep whilst at the wheel of a Tesla has raised eyebrows in the US. The footage, filmed on a busy toll road in Massachusetts, is the latest of a number of sightings of travellers apparently getting some shut eye w...
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Parents' fundraising appeal for brittle-bone toddler

Parents' fundraising appeal for brittle-bone toddler

A two-year-old girl who was born with a broken arm caused by an ultra-rare condition affecting fewer than one in a million people, has now fractured more than 50 bones and needs major surgery if she is ever to have a chance of walking. Breaking h...
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DNA hints the Loch Ness 'monster' might be an eel

DNA hints the Loch Ness 'monster' might be an eel

A scientist who scooped up DNA from Scotland's Loch Ness is suggesting that the lake's fabled monster might be a giant eel. He said Thursday that the project found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the water.
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Associated Press
Dad jetting off on holiday flies plane himself in place of missing captain

Dad jetting off on holiday flies plane himself in place of missing captain

A dad, setting off on holiday with his wife and young son, stepped up to fly the plane himself after it was delayed because the airline was missing a captain. Michelle Potts, from Denton, recorded the moment she arrived at her flight to be told a...
1min
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President Trump shows altered hurricane map including much more of the US affected by the terrifying

President Trump shows altered hurricane map including much more of the US affected by the terrifying

US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows in the Oval Office when he held up what appeared to be an altered Hurricane Dorian map.It was a map showing what appeared to be a hand-drawn half-circle that extended the cone of uncertainty over a swath ...
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Deputies rescue bear cub trapped in trash bin

Deputies rescue bear cub trapped in trash bin

Brave deputies in Northern California helped a wailing baby bear reunite with its family after the cub got stuck inside a trash container outside a motel near Lake Tahoe.
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Associated Press
Twins share touching bond as genetic condition affects just one of them

Twins share touching bond as genetic condition affects just one of them

A devoted mum of twins has told how, instead of noticing her daughters' similarities, she is increasingly aware of their differences - as one has a rare genetic disease, while the other is completely healthy. Born just a minute apart, like most t...
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'Comic Con of beer collectors' marks 49th meeting

'Comic Con of beer collectors' marks 49th meeting

It's "CANvention" time for hundreds of beer aficionados. Collectors from around the world began buying, trading and selling containers of brews Thursday at the 49th annual gathering of members of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America.
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Associated Press
Autistic teenager walks unassisted for first time in eight years

Autistic teenager walks unassisted for first time in eight years

Mandatory courtesy: Daniel Stein Autistic high school student Brandon Neal walks again after not being able to for almost a decade. His parents paid for rehabilitation after being given the choice between that or a new wheelchair. Special needs ...
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Press Association
Spaniard paddles from US West coast to Hawaii

Spaniard paddles from US West coast to Hawaii

Antonio de la Rosa began a journey in June that would take him 2,500 miles across the ocean, from the California coast to Hawaii. He made the trip in 76 days, using only paddle power to make his way across the Pacific.
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Associated Press
No-deal Brexit could make travel with pets tougher

No-deal Brexit could make travel with pets tougher

The EU's pet passport program allows people to easily take their pets between the UK and the rest of Europe. That could change if there's a no-deal Brexit.
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Associated Press
Man has truck stolen while committing robbery across the street

Man has truck stolen while committing robbery across the street

A man who had his truck stolen in Washington State, United States, was found to have been in the area because he was stealing items at a business across the street. Kennewick Police Department (KPD) reported that they were called to a scene on Su...
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Press Association
Russian TV presenter gets showered by sprinkler

Russian TV presenter gets showered by sprinkler

Russian football presenter Evgeniy Evnevich was caught out by the on-field sprinklers as he attempted to present coverage from CSKA Moscow's VEB Arena. CSKA won the fixture against Akhmat Grozny 3-0 and sit sixth in the Russian Premier League.
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Press Association
New Zealand Speaker feeds baby during debate

New Zealand Speaker feeds baby during debate

New Zealand's Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard hand-fed and cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in parliament in Wellington. MP Tamati Coffey and husband Tim Smith's baby boy was born last month via a surrogate.
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Associated Press
Giant Panda Bei Bei celebrates 4th birthday

Giant Panda Bei Bei celebrates 4th birthday

Smithsonian's youngest giant panda cub celebrates his 4th birthday on Thursday.
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Associated Press
Fashion 'granfluencer' takes New York Fashion Week by storm

Fashion 'granfluencer' takes New York Fashion Week by storm

A runway queen who dubs herself The Style Crone has amassed 50,000 Instagram followers and took New York Fashion Week by storm, when she captivated audiences modelling trendsetting designs - despite being 76. Now a leading 'granfluencer' - a seni...
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Press Association
Winds send mattresses flying at open air cinema

Winds send mattresses flying at open air cinema

Dozens of air mattresses flew across a park and into a nearby pool on Saturday in Denver as people gathered for an outdoor movie screening.
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Associated Press
Flying mattresses surprise swimmers

Flying mattresses surprise swimmers

Mandatory credit: Robb Manes. Robb Manes filmed mattresses flying down parkland in Denver, Colorado, USA. The incident happened at around 4pm on Saturday 17 August. Onlookers said the mattresses has been set up for a "movie under the stars" event.
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Disabled globetrotter refuses to let her wheelchair stop her travelling the world solo

Disabled globetrotter refuses to let her wheelchair stop her travelling the world solo

An intrepid globetrotter has told of her determination to travel solo around the world - refusing to let her wheelchair or lack of verbal communication hold her back. Nadia Clarke, 27, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, was born with cerebral palsy, a ...
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Press Association
Kayaker witness glacier collapse in Alaska

Kayaker witness glacier collapse in Alaska

Credit: Home with the Hoopers This is the moment a kayaker witnesses a glacier collapse while out on the waters in Alaska.
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Press Association
Trendsetting pensioner turns rubbish into 'wearable artwork'

Trendsetting pensioner turns rubbish into 'wearable artwork'

A trendsetting pensioner has spent five decades proving that one man's trash really is another man's treasure by turning rubbish she scavenges from the streets into 'wearable artwork' - which she sells for up to GBP400 a piece. Concerned about sa...
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British daredevil performs a handstand on a motorbike at 76mph in record attempt

British daredevil performs a handstand on a motorbike at 76mph in record attempt

A British daredevil has performed a handstand on a motorbike while travelling at more than 76mph. Attempting to set a world record for the fastest headstand on a motorcycle, Marco George, 30, from Fleet, clocked a speed of 76.1764mph at the Strai...
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Press Association
Rescued otter pups debut at Chicago aquarium

Rescued otter pups debut at Chicago aquarium

Two southern sea otter pups rescued last month off the coast of California were introduced to the media Thursday at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
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Associated Press
Racoon invades snack vending machine, later freed

Racoon invades snack vending machine, later freed

A raccoon invaded a snack vending machine at a Florida high school; animal control officers worked with a vending machine operator to free then snack bandit
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Associated Press
City worker ditches London life for paddleboarding

City worker ditches London life for paddleboarding

A corporate whizz kid has revealed how she found happiness after swapping London's boardrooms for a paddleboard. Burned out and disillusioned by the rat race, former project director Sian Sykes, 40, quit - moving back in with her parents in Angle...
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Press Association
Baby raccoon rolls towards recovery

Baby raccoon rolls towards recovery

Mandatory courtesy: HandicappedPets.com Wildlife rehab specialist Susan Curtis specializes in the rehabilitation of both bats and raccoons in the US state of Arkansas. Susan first met Vittles when she was 8-weeks old, suffering from a traumatic b...
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Press Association
Spider silk could hold secrets for new materials

Spider silk could hold secrets for new materials

A scientist is creating a sort of “silk library” that could be the key to designing newer and better materials
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Associated Press
Man gets 'private' jet after being only passenger booked on US flight

Man gets 'private' jet after being only passenger booked on US flight

A man got to fly on a "private" jet last week when he turned out to be the only passenger booked on a flight in the US. Vincent Peone, a New York-based writer and director, was the only passenger to board a Delta flight between Aspen, Colorado and...
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Disabled raccoon gets around in new wheelchair

Disabled raccoon gets around in new wheelchair

An Arkansas baby raccoon is now walking again with the aid of a wheelchair after a brain injury had hindered her mobility. The company that built the wheelchair said the raccoon, named Vittles, had trouble balancing at 8 weeks old.
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Associated Press
McDonald's launch Spicy McNuggets in the UK

McDonald's launch Spicy McNuggets in the UK

McDonald's Spicy McNuggets go on sale in the UK, but for seven weeks only. The meal-time snacks come with a spicy dip. The fried chicken treat has already been trialled in Asia and the USA, while it's a permanent menu option in Australia.
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Upward lightning on Guatemala mountain captured in striking video

Upward lightning on Guatemala mountain captured in striking video

Upward lightning shooting from the top of a mountain has been captured on camera by an amateur photographer. Alyssa Barrundia, a missionary living in Guatemala, captured the spectacle at Volcan de Agua in the south of the Central American country...
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Vegan saves piglet that fell off truck on way to abattoir

Vegan saves piglet that fell off truck on way to abattoir

When a vegan campaigner was told about a little piggie which had fallen out of a transport truck on the way to the abattoir, she decided to go the whole hog - and save its bacon. Lisa Buck, a champion vegan pasty maker and founder of online food-...
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Press Association
Toddler on strict diet because of genetic condition that makes him constantly hungry

Toddler on strict diet because of genetic condition that makes him constantly hungry

A devoted mum has revealed how, at just two years old, her son is already on a strict low carb, high protein, no sugar diet because of a genetic condition that makes him constantly hungry. The minute Kirsty Milbanhac, 38, cuddled newborn Reggie w...
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Press Association
Longhorn lassoed afer running through building

Longhorn lassoed afer running through building

A longhorn steer being led through downtown Colorado Springs for a cattle drive event got loose and ran into a building before being lassoed.
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Associated Press
Football team uses harmonica in place of a whistle

Football team uses harmonica in place of a whistle

Non-league footballers have swapped playing to the whistle with a musical alternative, after an absent referee meant they had to be officiated using a harmonica. The pre-season friendly between Tiptree Engaine and Stanway Rovers Reserves had look...
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Press Association
Plane makes emergency landing on US road

Plane makes emergency landing on US road

A single-propeller plane made an emergency landing on a busy road in Washington state after the engine stalled. Trooper Clint Thompson was on patrol when he saw the small plane coming down. Making an emergency U-turn, he was able to slow traffic...
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Small plane lands on road as police dashcam rolls

Small plane lands on road as police dashcam rolls

A police dashcam was recording as a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy road in Washington state Thursday. The video shows the plane touching down and the Washington State Patrol officer helping wheel the plane out of traffic.
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Associated Press
Meet the nine-year-old drag queen taking Instagram by storm

Meet the nine-year-old drag queen taking Instagram by storm

A proud mum has tipped her boy to be crowned the next queen of the global drag scene, as he already spangles in sequins and heels - despite being just nine-years-old. Since he was aged just two, Vincent Garcia has loved experimenting with his mum...
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Press Association