Football club changes name to ‘Flat Earth’ in support of conspiracy theory

Football club changes name to ‘Flat Earth’ in support of conspiracy theory

Known before as Mostoles Balompie, the Spanish third division football club changed its name to "Flat Earth FC" to support the conspiracy theory that believes the planet Earth is flat. The club President, Javi Proves, said the decision to rename t...
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Christmas comes early as Santas gather for World Congress in Denmark

Christmas comes early as Santas gather for World Congress in Denmark

Onlookers were treated to an unseasonably festive sight in Copenhagen, as hundreds of Santa Clauses from around the world paraded through the streets as part of the 62nd World Santa Claus Congress. The annual event draws attendees from Japan to Ar...
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Chinese scientists say people smoked cannabis 2,500 years ago

Chinese scientists say people smoked cannabis 2,500 years ago

Incense burners were used for smoking cannabis 2,500 years ago, scientists from Beijing announced saying they discovered the earliest evidence of marijuana use by people. The burners, found in the Altai Mountains on the China-Russia border, contai...
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Lamborghini 'follow me' car greets planes at Bologna airport

Lamborghini 'follow me' car greets planes at Bologna airport

Aircraft landing at Bologna airport are treated to an unconventional sight on the runaway as they are met by a 'follow me' Lamborghini Huracan. The Italian airport uses five rear-wheel driven Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 cars to guide planes to th...
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Toddler riding hoverboard becomes Internet sensation in China

Toddler riding hoverboard becomes Internet sensation in China

Aged a year and 9 months, Chinese toddler Long Yi Xin, aka Cutie from Guangzhou is already an internet sensation impressing more than 70,000 fans who follow her on the short video app Kuaishou riding a hoverboard like a pro.
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Tokyo unveils new robots for 2020 games

Tokyo unveils new robots for 2020 games

The Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled Miraitowa and Someity - two robot mascots, that will represent the games next year. The robots are two of four mascots due to welcome athletes and guests during the e...
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Budding 14-y/o architect builds football stadium models amid AFCON

Budding 14-y/o architect builds football stadium models amid AFCON

A 14-year-old student from Kinshasa is making a name for himself as a budding architect by building miniature models of football stadiums from all over the world and also from his home country. Jorkiam Samba Mampuya show in the footage his latest ...
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Marvel props and costumes on display at Comic-Con ahead of auction

Marvel props and costumes on display at Comic-Con ahead of auction

Marvel Studios props from the hit Netflix shows like "Daredevil', 'Luke Cage', and 'Iron Fist' were on display at the Exhibition hall of the San Diego Comic-Con. From original costumes worn by the main characters to weapons, props and set decorati...
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Baby kangaroo adopted after mum's death

Baby kangaroo adopted after mum's death

Baby kangaroo Khya is being raised by a vet and zookeeper at Guadalajara Zoo after her mother died as a result of heart problems three months ago. The eight-month-old joey, a term used for infant kangaroos, has a human mother, Alma Ortega, who is ...
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Neolithic 'mega site' discovered near Jerusalem

Neolithic 'mega site' discovered near Jerusalem

A massive Neolithic settlement has been unearthed in Motza outside Jerusalem. The site was uncovered as construction for a new road was underway. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimated that 2,000 to 3,000 people used to live at the site which ...
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Villagers compete in annual COW DUNG festival in the Urals

Villagers compete in annual COW DUNG festival in the Urals

Residents of a village in the Urals took part in the competition, where the aim is to hurl cow manure as far as possible. The annual competition is already in its 11th year.
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Tupac's prison ID goes under the hammer

Tupac's prison ID goes under the hammer

A prison ID from Tupac's incarceration is up for auction in Dallas. Bidding, which opened on July 1, has already reached US$20,000 (€17,835) - far surpassing its original evaluation of US$4000- US$6000. The rapper was sentenced to four and a half ...
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From quarry to carat: Delve into Alrosa’s mining ops

From quarry to carat: Delve into Alrosa’s mining ops

Step behind the scenes at Alrosa - Russia’s largest diamond mining company. Although they produced some 36.7 million carats last year, producing a diamond is no easy feat.
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'Kim Jong-un' turns up at Paris' Bastille Day military parade

'Kim Jong-un' turns up at Paris' Bastille Day military parade

A man impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ​ has descended upon the Champs Elysees mocking the Paris Bastille Day parade.
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Bulls fight the current in seaside corrida

Bulls fight the current in seaside corrida

The traditional running of the bulls sees bulls herded into the sea in Denia. The 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) takes place every year, during the Santisima Sangre (Holy Blood) festival. Twice a day for nine days, several bulls are released in...
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Free tuk-tuk ambulance saves lives in New Delhi’s heavy traffic

Free tuk-tuk ambulance saves lives in New Delhi’s heavy traffic

A 76-year-old driver turned his auto-rickshaw into an ambulance vehicle offering first aid and a free ride to the hospital to people injured in road accidents in New Dehli. After finishing his daily job, Harjinder Singh drives to areas with heavy ...
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Will these $1200 a -month bunk beds solve San Fran’s housing crisis?

Will these $1200 a -month bunk beds solve San Fran’s housing crisis?

A co-living space renting out “pods” to live in is making a splash in San Francisco as a novel way of dealing with expensive housing. One bunk bed – or “pod” - will set you back US$1200 (€1064). Basic food items like cereal and ramen, as well as t...
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Is this the Michael Jordan of melons?

Is this the Michael Jordan of melons?

Move over Michael Jordan, there’s a new basketball star in town! Gong Yanbo, a 27-year-old fruit delivery man, showed off his novel ‘watermelon basketball’ skills at a Jiaxing market. Gong Yanbo slam-dunked his way to internet fame after videos of...
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Chinese toy designer makes real-life Hornet transformer

Chinese toy designer makes real-life Hornet transformer

Chinese toy designer Wang Yanbing has created a giant transformer made from a broken car in his backyard. It took him 8 months and around 9,000 euros to make a mechanism that turns a used car into Hornet transformer with the help of remote control...
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Homes built using bricks made from SEAWEED that’s plaguing Mexico’s coast

Homes built using bricks made from SEAWEED that’s plaguing Mexico’s coast

Mexican builder Omar Vazquez Sanchez has created a unique formula to prepare bricks using the sargassum seaweed that continues to plague the coast of the Yucatan peninsula.
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 Baby leopard attacked by mother gets spots back in Chelyabinsk

Baby leopard attacked by mother gets spots back in Chelyabinsk

Animal rights activist and vet Karen Dallakyan has been giving round-the-clock care to two-week-old leopard cub Eva in Chelyabinsk after she was abandoned by her mother.
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New sarcophagus encasing Chernobyl nuclear power plant unveiled

New sarcophagus encasing Chernobyl nuclear power plant unveiled

A new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at Chernobyl has been unveiled. The mobile sarcophagus is designed to prevent further radioactive material leaking out over the next century. It measures a colossal 275m (900ft) wide and 108m (354ft)...
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14 injured and one reported dead in massive fire at Moscow Region power plant

14 injured and one reported dead in massive fire at Moscow Region power plant

At least fourteen people were injured and one person died after a huge fire broke out at a heat and power production station in the city of Mytishchi, Moscow Region. According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM), the fire bro...
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Half-submerged Trump installation mocks withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Half-submerged Trump installation mocks withdrawal from Paris climate accord

A huge, inflatable installation in the shape of the US President Donald Trump's head half-immersed in water can be found floating in Metz's Moselle river. The artwork named 'Everything is fine' is made of PVC canvas, is 4,60m (15ft) high and 6m (2...
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Merkel seen shaking in public for third time in a month

Merkel seen shaking in public for third time in a month

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking in public for the third time in the last month, while she was standing alongside the visiting Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne in Berlin. The German chancellor was seen in a similar situation on J...
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Explore GIANT abandoned USSR-era radio telescope hidden in Armenian mountains

Explore GIANT abandoned USSR-era radio telescope hidden in Armenian mountains

Located at some 1,700 metres (5,500 feet) above sea level near the town of Orgov, the giant antenna was built between 1981-1985 but it fell into disrepair after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Neymar and Zlatan doppelgangers have Sao Paulo seeing double!

Neymar and Zlatan doppelgangers have Sao Paulo seeing double!

Lookalikes of star footballers Neymar, Marcelo, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were among several doppelgangers to show off their football skills at a charity event for children in Sao Paulo. The fourth such event to be organised by the 'Play Soccer Brazi...
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Tennis memorabilia goes under hammer as Boris Becker battles bankruptcy

Tennis memorabilia goes under hammer as Boris Becker battles bankruptcy

Some of the tennis legend Boris Becker's most prized possessions went up for auction in London as the German attempts to pay off creditors amid a divorce battle which has left him bankrupt. The three-time Wimbledon winner was declared bankrupt bac...
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Pyramid of Senusret II opens to public for first time

Pyramid of Senusret II opens to public for first time

The pyramid of Pharaoh Senusret II, situated in the Faiyum governorate, has been officially opened to the public. Until now, the Al Lahun pyramid, which hails from the Twelfth Dynasty, was closed for restoration works that had begun in the 19th ce...
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Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations

Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations

The ancient coppersmiths' market, known as 'Souk al-Nahhaseen', in Aleppo's Bab al-Nasr neighbourhood was reopened following restoration works. Souk al-Nahhaseen, situated near Aleppo citadel, was built in 1539. The coppersmiths' market suffered s...
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Nigerian school accepts plastic waste as tuition payment

Nigerian school accepts plastic waste as tuition payment

The Morit International School in Lagos gives impoverished parents the option to pay for their children’s tuition with plastic waste, creating a win-win-win solution for the parents, the school and the environment. The initiative, called the Recyc...
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Noisy French ROOSTER goes on trial in neighborly dispute

Noisy French ROOSTER goes on trial in neighborly dispute

A retired couple in Oleron, western France, may have ruffled some feathers when they decided to sue their neighbours and Maurice, their rooster, for keeping them from sleeping in. Corinne Fesseau, Maurice's owner, started to receive letters from h...
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Truck driver 'paints' masterpieces with road grit on semi-trailer canvases

Truck driver 'paints' masterpieces with road grit on semi-trailer canvases

Truck driver and artist Arnulfo Gonzalez works on an unusual canvas: the back of his dirty truck. Among the artists' tools are only: wipes, paper towels, and the grease of the truck. Gonzalez is currently working on an eagle to celebrate the four...
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Google 3D prints historic 'Lion of Mosul' statue destroyed by IS

Google 3D prints historic 'Lion of Mosul' statue destroyed by IS

London’s Imperial War Museum, together with Google, showcased a 3D-printed version of the Lion of Mosul statue, which was destroyed by the Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). Google Arts and Culture used crowdsourced photographs and a 3D print...
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Same-sex penguin couple become best daddies at SF Zoo

Same-sex penguin couple become best daddies at SF Zoo

Two male penguins are setting relationship goals since 2015 at the San Francisco Zoo in the USA after successfully raising three chicks and becoming the go-to daddies with their unique ability to incubate, foster and care for the little ones.
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14 sons' names all begin with 'R' in ode to Brazilian footy

14 sons' names all begin with 'R' in ode to Brazilian footy

Irineu Cruz and Jucicleide Silva, residents of Conceicao do Coite, in Brazil, gave all their fourteen of their sons names beginning with the letter 'R' in homage to famous Brazilian football players. Robson, Reinan, Raul, Rubens, Rivaldo, Ruan, Ra...
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Xiaomi announces new smartphone line with 32MP selfie camera

Xiaomi announces new smartphone line with 32MP selfie camera

The world's 4th largest smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced its new camera-focused smartphone. The new Mi CC9 series all sport a 32MP front camera and 48MP rear camera. There are three new smartphones: the Mi CC9, the Mi CC9e, which is a smal...
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Home-raised wild wolves graduate to sheep guarding duties in Iraq

Home-raised wild wolves graduate to sheep guarding duties in Iraq

Shepherds from the town of Takiya, Sulaimani province, have domesticated six wolves, which they reportedly found in the wild five months ago in the arid mountains near the village of Bawapati Saru. Aside from protection duties, these once-feral be...
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Riots break out over killing of Ethiopian teen by Israeli police

Riots break out over killing of Ethiopian teen by Israeli police

Protests erupted in Tel Aviv after an 18-year-old Israeli-Ethiopian was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. Solomon Tekah was killed by a bullet shot by a police officer who claimed that he felt his life was in danger after youths start...
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'The only game that makes me happy' - amputee boy from Sierra Leone shows that love for football has

'The only game that makes me happy' - amputee boy from Sierra Leone shows that love for football has

A young boy Santigie, spoke about his love for football which he plays despite his disability. The boy was born with a congenital condition where one leg turned back on itself and the other split into two. As a result he uses his hands as feet to ...
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65m ‘Mount Everest of Trash’ set to outgrow Taj Mahal by 2020

65m ‘Mount Everest of Trash’ set to outgrow Taj Mahal by 2020

A towering mound of rubbish in the Indian town of Ghazipur is set to grow taller than the country’s iconic Taj Mahal by next year. The so-called ‘Mount Everest of Trash,’ which stands at more than 65 metres (213 feet) high, will soon need aircraft...
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Cracking stuff! No yolking around at UK EGG throwing championship

Cracking stuff! No yolking around at UK EGG throwing championship

People from around the world gathered in the English village of Swaton, to test their egg-throwing skills at the 14th World Egg Throwing Championship. In the main event, two teams of two people throw raw eggs at each other. The pair that are able ...
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Smell like Ecstasy - the new fragrance by Dutch police

Smell like Ecstasy - the new fragrance by Dutch police

Dutch police have released an ecstasy-scented perfume as part of an awareness campaign to encourage members of the public to come forward and report drug labs. The perfume, complete with its designer bottle and logo reading "xtacy," smelt like liq...
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Police pepper-spray eco protesters blocking Paris bridge

Police pepper-spray eco protesters blocking Paris bridge

France’s interior minister has asked the Paris police chief to explain a controversial riot police operation to remove climate activists from a bridge, after a video of officers using pepper spray and dragging protesters went viral on social media.
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OPPO unveils first under-screen smartphone camera at Shanghai show

OPPO unveils first under-screen smartphone camera at Shanghai show

Chinese OPPO revealed its impressive new Under-Screen Camera technology, where the selfie camera is hidden beneath the display itself. The camera module captures more light, the screen has zoning control and, together with "highly-transparent" mat...
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Granny Girl Group release rap video to welcome G20 in Osaka

Granny Girl Group release rap video to welcome G20 in Osaka

A group of six Japanese grannies have released a rap song to welcome the G-20 summit participants in Osaka. Named 'Oba Funk Osaka’, the song is sung in English and mixes local expressions and Japanese slang. The group is called Obachan and is form...
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Modern-day Florentine gladiators slug it out in ancient ultraviolent footy game

Modern-day Florentine gladiators slug it out in ancient ultraviolent footy game

If you wonder what it would look like to mix MMA and football, look no further than Calcio Storico, or 'historic football', a tradition dating back to the 16th century, which saw its yearly tournament take place in Florence. Sucker-punches and kic...
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Peer over the edge of GINORMOUS open pit diamond mine

Peer over the edge of GINORMOUS open pit diamond mine

Even spectacular drone footage of the Mir open pit diamond mine, filmed in the Siberian town of Mirny. With a diameter of 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) and plunging 525 metres (1,722 feet) into the Earth’s crust, the Mir mine is one of the largest man...
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