Whodunnit? US library baffled by mystery of vanishing 'liberal' books

For more than a year, books critiquing Donald Trump, advocating gun control or supporting gay rights have been vanishing from a US library -- only to be found later, mysteriously hidden in dark corners of the wrong shelves. An anonymous person appears to find a malicious pleasure in hiding "liberal" books that he or she dislikes to prevent others from reading them.

Licensed to thrill: Bond author's steamy letters go on sale

Sexually-charged letters between James Bond creator Ian Fleming and his wife Ann were put up for auction on Tuesday, part of a collection of correspondence that also charts the success of his 007 books. The letters reveal the intensity of their relationship, particularly before they married. In one, Ann wrote to ask Fleming to "put me in your bed with a raw cowhide whip in my hand so as I can keep you well behaved for forty years".

Rogue 'Laden' elephant gets a job, renamed 'Krishna'

An elephant that killed five Indian villagers, earning it the moniker of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been renamed after the Hindu god Krishna and will be trained to patrol parks, officials said Tuesday. The male elephant, dubbed "Laden" by frightened villagers in the northeastern state of Assam, was tracked for days by forestry officials and tranquilised on Monday after its deadly rampage through Goalpara district in late October.

Canadian declares canoe travel as a moving expense

A Canadian teacher -- pushed to test the limits of tax laws after losing a court fight -- has successfully claimed a canoe trip as a moving expense, public broadcaster CBC said Tuesday. John Konecny loaded his belongings into a canoe and paddled up the Rideau canal from Whitby, Ontario to Ottawa for a summer teaching job in 2018.

Distillers Of Gin Infused With Elephant Dung Insist Product Isn't Crap

The creators of Indlovu Gin say an amazing variety of botanicals” can be found in elephant feces.

Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world. Tay Boon Keh, 66, had pleaded guilty to charges of swapping the tags on 286 bags at Changi Airport, one of the world's busiest hubs.

Man’s blocked nose was caused by tooth growing in his nostril

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Two boys sucked through pipe while walking home from school

The boys were sucked into a pipe underneath a track as they headed home from school (Picture: MEN)

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