Man says ex-girlfriend 'stole sperm'

US media reports a Louisiana man sues a clinic accusing his ex-girlfriend of stealing his sperm and using it to get pregnant.

Annual shark kills 'hit 100 million'

The most accurate assessment to date of the impact of commercial fishing on sharks suggests around 100 million a year are being killed.

Bieber apologises for late arrival

Justin Bieber apologises to fans for emerging late for his sold out concert at London's O2 on Monday night.

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.


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