Miners fired for doing Harlem Shake

Up to 15 miners in Australia have been fired after performing a version of the Harlem Shake underground and posting a video of it online.

Hanoi bans short, fat traffic police

Vietnam takes short, obese and abusive traffic police off the streets of Hanoi to improve the force's tarnished public image, reports say.

Soviet soldier found in Afghanistan

A Soviet soldier who went missing in Afghanistan nearly 33 years ago is found living with Afghans in the western province of Herat.

Sabbath star pens Eurovision entry

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi writes the song which will represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest.

'Viking sunstone' found in shipwreck

A crystal found in a shipwreck could be similar to a sunstone - a navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, scientists believe.

Mind the Gap returns after wife plea

A 40-year-old "mind the gap" recording once heard across the Tube will return to one station - so the widow of the actor behind it can hear his voice.

Vultures invade New Jersey town

In a new twist on the Alfred Hitchcock film, a New Jersey town is battling an invasion of giant black vultures.

European Union to vote on banning 'all forms of pornography in the media'

The European Parliament will consider on Tuesday a resolution to ban pornography and take measures to make the Internet comply.

Bids to deflower life-like sex doll top $100,000

Bidding on the chance to deflower a very life-like Brazilian sex doll has topped $100,000.

Teacher fired after children taste her blood

A Norwegian kindergarten teacher was fired this week after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed children to touch and taste it, the head teacher of the kindergarten said on Friday.


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