Polling station pooches bring light relief to UK election

Retrievers, beagles, poodles and pugs lined up in the rain at Britain's polling stations on Thursday as thousands of voters brought their canine companions to take part in the general election. Pet owners took to Twitter to post photographs of their dogs next to polling station signs at schools and community centres across the country, using the trending hashtag #dogsatpollingstations.

Police called to solve mystery of deaths of hundreds of starlings in road

Police think they know why the birds died, but are waiting for test results before they reveal what happened (Picture: North Wales Police rural crime

World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study

An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. Spotted two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5 metre (13 foot) wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

Subway Employee Robbed Place To Teach Fellow Worker 'A Lesson': Police

Lorena Ariana Marin told police in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that she committed the robbery “to teach one of the employees a lesson about what could happen late at night in that part of town.”

Tiny mackerel’s Finding Nemo moment with massive shark

He’s behind you! (Picture: Dustin Burkhouse/Magnus News)
A photographer caught the moment a tiny mackerel had a close shave with a shark.

Painting of naked Zapata stirs uproar in Mexico

A controversial painting of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata has pitted his family and supporters against the work's artist and the LGBT community in a contentious dispute that erupted in heated protests Tuesday. The protesters, many of them campesinos, or peasant tenant farmers who are sympathetic to the message of Zapata -- himself a campesino from Morelos state -- demonstrated outside the museum for hours.

Brief encounter: fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row

A Filipino martial artist was prepared to give up his chance of winning a Southeast Asian Games title because he didn't want to wear underpants beneath his traditional loincloth. Crisamuel Delfin eventually picked up gold for his weapon-wielding anyo routine in the arnis competition, but only after he was persuaded to wear skimpy underwear to avoid a wardrobe malfunction on live television.

Christmas repeats: UK PM copies 'Love Actually' spoof

Boris Johnson on Tuesday faced claims of plagiarism after copying a spoof version of a scene from the hit Christmas film "Love Actually" as part of his election campaign. Britain's prime minister is seen in a social media clip taking the part of actor Andrew Lincoln, who turns up to profess his undying love for Keira Knightley by showing her flashcards.


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