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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Man arrested by Israeli police after writing ‘good morning’ on Facebook

A man in the West Bank was arrested by Israeli police after he wrote "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook and then software mistranslated his words as "attack them". Palestinian builder Halawim Halawi had posted the words with a photo of himself in the Israeli...

Sports physician called in to diagnose gorilla’s knee injury

The head physician of an American university football team has been called in to treat an injured gorilla after she got into a scuffle with her den-mate. Jumoke, a 32-year-old female gorilla who was born and raised at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington,...

Fowl play: Turkeys attack police and residents in Massachusetts town

A gang of marauding turkeys has been causing chaos in a small town in Massachusetts, harassing residents and police. The birds, which are native to the area, have been filmed chasing police cars and attacking residents in Bridgewater, about 30 miles (50km) south of Boston.Local...

Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory spreads on social media

Conspiracy theorists on Twitter think Melania Trump was replaced by a body double as her husband addressed the media last week. Twitter users say the woman standing next to President Donald Trump as he spoke on the White House lawn on Friday did not look...

Bomb-sniffing dog fired from CIA for refusing to sniff bombs

Some people just aren't cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment - and it would seem the same goes for dogs. Lulu the labrador's handler had high hopes of her becoming the CIA's latest bomb-sniffing talent, but it was not meant to...

Pole dancing could become an Olympic event

Pole dancing has officially been recognised as a sport - and organisers are hoping we could one day be seeing the acrobatic moves at the Olympics. Along with dodgeball and arm-wrestling, it has been awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations...

Tokyo’s 1964 Olympic flame went out four years ago

It was meant to be an eternal reminder of Olympic ideals and the glory of the Games. The "sacred" flame from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics was meant to burn forever... but an embarrassed official has revealed that it actually went out four years ago.Before the 1964...

Chocolate teacake embarks on 37,007m space mission

A chocolate teacake has been launched into space from Glasgow, as part of an experiment to spark people's imagination about science. Terry, a Tunnock's teacake made of marshmallow and chocolate, was lifted into the atmosphere and reached a peak altitude of 37,007 metres.Around 33,000...

Sam Quilliam was kissing fish that blocked his throat, causing his heart to stop

A man has been reliving the moment he almost died after a 14cm fish jumped down his throat and stopped him breathing. Sam Quilliam, 28, went into cardiac arrest after the Dover sole, which he had just caught, jumped into his mouth while he was...

Van wedged into cottage wall after crash in Bedfordshire

A van has crashed into a 16th century cottage in Bedfordshire, smashing through its front door and becoming lodged in the wall. The vehicle flew over a hedge after coming off the road on a bend.The driver, a 34-year-old man, has been arrested and is...