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Because he’s worth it? Emmanuel Macron spends €26k on makeup in first months as President

French President Emmanuel Macron has spent €26,000 (£23,900) on makeup and beauty costs in his first three months in power. Mr Macron's office confirmed a report on his beauty spending published by French news magazine Le Point, but said it was looking into a cheaper...

‘Anyone missing a barge?’ Boat appears on West Midlands footpath

Council wardens more used to dealing with a dumped sofa or a submerged shopping trolley were surprised to find an abandoned barge blocking a footpath. The narrowboat was discovered on an industrial estate pavement in Smethwick in the West Midlands on Thursday - not far...

Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing in street to Macarena

A teenager who went viral on Twitter when he was filmed dancing the Macarena on a Saudi Arabian street has been arrested. The 14-year-old, wearing shorts, a striped tee-shirt and headphones, is accused of "improper public behaviour" in Jeddah, a statement said.It is not clear...

Stray dogs in Mumbai turned bright blue by contaminated river

Residents living near India's financial capital Mumbai were shocked to see a number of stray dogs had turned a bright shade of blue. It emerged the animals had been wading through water as they searched for food in the Kasadi river where untreated industrial waste...

Rare white baby koala born at Australia Zoo is looking for a name

A rare white koala has been born at Australia Zoo in Queensland - and the search is on for a perfect name. "Welcome to the world little one... we love you 'cause you're different," Tourism Australia wrote on its Facebook page on Tuesday, calling for...

Woman finds diamond engagement ring on carrot after 13 years

Most dream of a 24-carat gold engagement ring… but one woman was merely thrilled to find her own one-carrot band. Mary Grams, an 84-year-old from Canada, was astonished to be reunited with her engagement ring she lost 13 years ago after it re-emerged with a...

Man ‘lucky to survive’ after shooting himself in heart with nail gun

A man who drove himself to hospital after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart was lucky to survive, doctors say. Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when his nail gun fired, sending a nail ricocheting off wood and into his chest with the speed...

Reading and Leeds festivals add pineapples to the list of banned items, along with drones and fireworks

Festival-goers planning to take pineapples to the Reading and Leeds festivals are facing disappointment, with the fruit becoming the latest item to be added to the banned list. The tropical fruit will not be allowed into either the arenas or campsites when the music event...

Goldfish turn to alcohol to get through winter in icy ponds

Scientists have figured out how goldfish produce alcohol to survive when trapped beneath the icy surfaces of frozen lakes and ponds. Unlike most vertebrates which die within a few minutes without oxygen, goldfish and their wild relatives crucian carp are able to survive for months...

Scott expedition cake found near South Pole ‘almost’ edible

A 100-year-old fruit cake has been found in the oldest building in Antarctica and those who discovered it think it looks fresh. The cake is believed to date to Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition between 1910 and 1913.Although the tin containing the cake was...