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Donald Trump effigy to go up in flames at Edenbridge bonfire display

A 36ft statue of Donald Trump will be burned at a town's bonfire display this weekend.The effigy of the Republican US presidential candidate will be set alight at a display in Edenbridge, Kent, on Saturday - just days before he goes head-to-head with Hillary Clinton...

Full-beam drivers in China forced to stare into car headlights

Police in China are punishing drivers who dazzle other road users by giving them a taste of their own medicine.The offenders are forced to sit down and stare into the full glare of headlights for a minute.Drivers are also given a compulsory fine of...

Toilet break leads to discovery of 49,000-year-old Aboriginal site

A chance discovery at a rock shelter in southern Australia has revealed a human settlement dating back 49,000 years.Archaeologist Giles Hamm was surveying the territory in Flinders Ranges with aboriginal elder Clifford Coulthard when his colleague needed a toilet break."Nature called and Cliff walked up...

World’s shortest flight in Orkney Islands marks record passenger

A regional airline has celebrated taking its millionth passenger on board the world's shortest route.Veteran flyer Anne Rendall received a bouquet of flowers on Monday after flying more than 10,000 trips on the service between two of the Orkney Islands, visiting island communities for her job at...

Panda wrestles man who sneaked into enclosure in China

A giant panda grabbed a man's leg and pulled him to the ground after he sneaked into the animal's enclosure in China.The unnamed visitor was captured on camera walking up to the sleeping adult male called Mei Ling.He had apparently jumped in to show off in...

Public urged to report witches’ marks on buildings

The public is being asked to report strange carvings known as "witches' marks" to create an England-wide record.The marks - also called apotropaic marks, from the Greek word for avoiding evil - are ritual protection symbols from a time when witchcraft and the supernatural were popular.They...

Mystery Japanese courier overpowers Yakuza Rolex watch thieves

Tokyo has a new hero after a deliveryman refused to be overpowered by two Japanese mobsters attempting to steal a luxury watch.One of the suspects, Hidekazu Oba, had placed the order for the £6,500 Rolex wristwatch himself.But when the unidentified 38-year-old deliveryman arrived and handed it over, the two mobsters...

Couple forced to pull over after finding 5ft snake inside new car

A Bristol couple were shocked to discover a 5ft snake hiding in their new car as they drove home from a Sheffield dealership.Claire Brealey and her partner were forced to pull up on the hard shoulder of the M5 after their pet dog alerted...

Royal Navy helicopter revamped into holiday home for six

A former Royal Navy search-and-rescue helicopter has been renovated into a holiday home.Farmer Martyn Steedman and his wife Louise bought the retired Sea King ZA127 in an online Ministry of Defence auction in March and have spent almost £40,000 converting it into luxury accommodation."It all started...

‘Incredibly aggressive’ seal attacks surfer at Sydney beach

A surfer has undergone surgery after being attacked by a seal, which also knocked another man off his surfboard.Nathan Shepherd, 45, was injured in the surprising encounter at Shelly Beach at Manly in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.He was taken to hospital and underwent surgery for a deep wound to...

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