Bugatti and Lamborghini supercars given debuts at Monterey Autoweek 2019

Bugatti and Lamborghini supercars given debuts at Monterey Autoweek 2019

Supercar manufacturers debuted new models at the 2019 Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach. The $9m (€8m) Bugatti Centodieci on show was one of only 10 that will be made by the iconic Italian brand. It pays homage to the EB110 supercar of the early 1...
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Chinese swimwear designer invents ‘face-kini’ that protects against SUN and JELLYFISH

Chinese swimwear designer invents ‘face-kini’ that protects against SUN and JELLYFISH

Zhang Fan, based in Qingdao, has her own unique piece of swimwear - the “face-kini". It is designed to protect the neck, face and head while also serving as a stylish fashion statement. Available in various snazzy designs, not only does it provide...
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Discover Sevan Writers’ Resort in Armenia

Discover Sevan Writers’ Resort in Armenia

Are you a struggling writer looking for literary inspiration? Then perhaps Lake Sevan Writers’ Resort in eastern Armenia, once frequented by the likes of Osip Mandelstam and Jean-Paul Sartre, could just do the trick for you. The work on the comple...
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Spiritual group Universal White Brotherhood celebrate solar new year

Spiritual group Universal White Brotherhood celebrate solar new year

Devotees of the new-age spiritual group the Universal White Brotherhood gathered near the shores of lake Bubreka, a part of the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria, to mark the beginning of the solar new year. As part of the event members of the Universa...
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Man chows down 300 gyoza to become King of the Dumpling

Man chows down 300 gyoza to become King of the Dumpling

The world's number one competitive eater Joey Chestnut took home first place at the World Gyoza Eating Championship after managing to put away 314 dumplings in just ten minutes in Los Angeles. In the 13th edition of the dumpling challenge, the 35-...
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Footage shows historic Baron Empain Palace as restoration works near completion

Footage shows historic Baron Empain Palace as restoration works near completion

The restoration of the Baron Empain Palace in the Egyptian suburb of Heliopolis near Cairo has nearly been completed. The Arab Contractors Company, commissioned by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Engineering Corps of the Armed Forces,...
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Meet the motorbike-crazy dog who likes speed as much as her owner

Meet the motorbike-crazy dog who likes speed as much as her owner

Mukha and her owner Dmitri Pushinkov are as thick as thieves. Even when riding, the biker is inseparable from his dog.
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At least 100 injured in Indian stone throwing Bagwal festival

At least 100 injured in Indian stone throwing Bagwal festival

Around 100 people were injured during a religious stone-throwing festival in Devidhura. The Bagwal festival, which literally means fighting with stones, is celebrated by the villagers of Devidhura in India's Uttrakhand state during the annual Raks...
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The ultimate crossover? Karst cave in China converted into basketball court

The ultimate crossover? Karst cave in China converted into basketball court

A karst cave in Zhuchang, near the city of Bijie in south-western China, is home to a slightly different feature compared to those usually associated with holes in the ground - a basketball court. Built as a playground in a bid to escape the harsh...
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Would you try out a hot dog ice cream sandwich?

Would you try out a hot dog ice cream sandwich?

American meat and cold cut production company Oscar Mayer unveiled their new hot dog flavoured ice cream sandwich in New York City. The hot dog flavoured ice cream, also known as Ice Dog Sandwich, consists of a cookie bun filled with candied hot d...
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Oldest surviving Porsche auctioned at Monterey's 2019 Autoweek

Oldest surviving Porsche auctioned at Monterey's 2019 Autoweek

A 1933 Porsche Type 64 commissioned by the German Nazi government was showcased to be put up for auction as part of Monterey's 2019 Autoweek in Pebble Beach.RM Sotheby's COO, Alain Squindo, said "We expect a catalogue estimate in excess of $20 mil...
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State of emergency declared as wildfires rip through island north of Athens

State of emergency declared as wildfires rip through island north of Athens

Greece declared a state of emergency as firefighters continued to battle wildfires on the island of Evia (Euboea), north of Athens. Officials said hundreds of people from at least four villages were evacuated. More than 200 firefighters and 15 air...
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Chinese father creates spinning stroller for baby triplets

Chinese father creates spinning stroller for baby triplets

A creative father in the Chinese city of Zhuhai has created a spinning stroller for his triplet toddler daughters.
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Meet Nigeria's mini Messi - Eche, the 11-year-old king of keepie-uppies

Meet Nigeria's mini Messi - Eche, the 11-year-old king of keepie-uppies

Eleven-year-old soccer sensation Eche Chinonso dreams of following in the footsteps of his idols Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The social-media star is able to juggle not just one ball but two, balance them on his head and perform sitting down.
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Unsquashable cockroach-inspired robot to help in rescue operations

Unsquashable cockroach-inspired robot to help in rescue operations

Inspired by cockroaches, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley created a robot capable of withstanding over 60 kilograms (132.7 pounds) of weight and that can be used in rescue operations, since it can easily fit through small crac...
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Boeing 787's engine parts fall from sky onto cars and people

Boeing 787's engine parts fall from sky onto cars and people

A Norwegian Air Boeing 787 is believed to have suffered an engine failure, which led to fragments from the plane falling and smashing car windows in Rome's Fiumicino. The incident occurred as the flight was taking off from the Leonardo da Vinci In...
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Tourists brave heart-stopping musical WATERFALL on Guangdong's sky corridor

Tourists brave heart-stopping musical WATERFALL on Guangdong's sky corridor

Guangdong's highest circular sky corridor now has a waterfall pouring from it. It is informally known among tourists as the 'big rackets' due to its resemblance to tennis rackets. The bridge is some 500 metres above ground and has a waterfall pour...
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Fitness buff goes viral after 'spacewalk' dancing exercises

Fitness buff goes viral after 'spacewalk' dancing exercises

Yu Lebin, a Chinese fitness enthusiast turned blogger, turned exercising into a game and created the bar shuffle dance powered by arm strength that is being reenacted world wide and earned him 300 thousand followers on social media.
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9y/o boy takes China by storm with his acrobatic archery

9y/o boy takes China by storm with his acrobatic archery

A nine-year-old boy from Bozhou in China's Anhui Province has attracted over 1.8 million followers by posting videos of his gravity-defying acrobatic stunts online. Lu Zixuan was brought up by his cousin's family after his parents were forced to l...
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Spanish vending machine provides religious consolation

Spanish vending machine provides religious consolation

A vending machine selling religious artefacts has been installed in a parking lot next to the town hall in Linares, Spain. The vending machine offers a Holy Child artefact, as well as icons of Our Lady of Cabeza, Pope Francis and many others, whil...
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Who let the dogs in? - Glasgow cinema holds screenings for your pooch

Who let the dogs in? - Glasgow cinema holds screenings for your pooch

Dog lovers in Glasgow can now take their four-pawed friends to the big screen and enjoy some quality time together. The Scottish city's Grosvenor cinema treated local dog owners and their canines to a screening of the Lion King, in what is set to ...
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From battle to ballet: how tank operators surprise viewers at International Army Games in Alabino

From battle to ballet: how tank operators surprise viewers at International Army Games in Alabino

The 2019 International Army Games began with an exhibition performance and tank biathlon on Saturday at the Moscow region's Alabino testing range. In total, 223 teams from 39 countries, representing Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America,...
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Chinese driving instructor's use of fruit goes viral

Chinese driving instructor's use of fruit goes viral

A Chinese driving instructor's teaching methods involving the use of fruit have gone viral. The first step is carving out a watermelon and sticking on numbers. Once inside the car, Lei Shuang inserts a fake gear stick as he teaches students how to...
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Dogs deployed to comfort first responders and victims of El Paso shooting

Dogs deployed to comfort first responders and victims of El Paso shooting

Therapy dogs specialised in crisis-response work were brought in by their owners to the city of El Paso, the location of the deadly mass shooting that left 22 people dead. The canine recruits were deployed to bring comfort to first responders and ...
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Half LIMO, half BOAT! Kiev inventor brings a touch of class to river travel

Half LIMO, half BOAT! Kiev inventor brings a touch of class to river travel

An inventor in Kiev has created a classy new way to travel down the river with the invention of the limoboat. The boat is one of its kind, says the owner Aleksander Dushko. He got an idea to turn a Lincoln limousine into a water craft shortly afte...
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Giza museum begins restoring Tutankhamun's gilded coffin

Giza museum begins restoring Tutankhamun's gilded coffin

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), set to open in Giza next year, displayed the coffin of Pharaoh Tutankhamun which is undergoing restoration.The coffin reportedly remained in Tutankhamun's tomb until July when it was transferred to the new Grand Eg...
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Surfs up Pooch! - World's best surfing dogs ride the waves in California

Surfs up Pooch! - World's best surfing dogs ride the waves in California

Meet the most daring of dogs as they compete for the world title of best doggie surfer.
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Polish woman has SNAIL of a time with world's slowest pet

Polish woman has SNAIL of a time with world's slowest pet

Magdalena Dusza has a more exotic pet than most. Following a passion she's had since childhood, Dusza adopted a giant African snail after rescuing it from a pet shop. Named Misiek, the snail can grow up to 30cm (1 foot) long and can weigh almost a...
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Chinese toddler makes beauty industry look like child's play

Chinese toddler makes beauty industry look like child's play

Xinxin, one of China's youngest make-up artists, fell in love with palettes and lipsticks started practicing at her parents' hair salon in Chengdu, the capital of China's southwestern Sichuan province. The three year old has been busy each day wit...
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Venezuelan Jesus walks with cross for 24 days to shed light on migration crisis

Venezuelan Jesus walks with cross for 24 days to shed light on migration crisis

Carrying a large wooden cross with 'SOS' written on it, Jesus Paucar is on a special kind of pilgrimage. The man walked for 24 days in order to reach the Venezuelan border and shed light on the migration crisis. The footage filmed on Thursday show...
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MEOWdels' take to the catwalk for NYC fashion show

MEOWdels' take to the catwalk for NYC fashion show

The foyer of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City became a literal catwalk when feline models took part in a fashion show to raise money for charity. The wannabe Cat Mosses strutted their stuff down the runway alongside their owners. The money rai...
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World's biggest accessible crystal geode opens its doors to visitors in Almeria

World's biggest accessible crystal geode opens its doors to visitors in Almeria

Access to a gigantic natural beauty was finally granted to tourists and crystal lovers 20 years after the discovery inside of an old silver mine of Pilar de Jaravia in Pulpi, in the province of Almeria in Spain. Concerns over the effect of frequen...
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Indian villager gives his tiny car a helicopter makeover

Indian villager gives his tiny car a helicopter makeover

Indian villager Mithilesh Prasad's dream to become a pilot may have never come true but his engineering skills brought him one step closer, as he gave his Tata Nano car a helicopter look. Footage filmed in Bihar's Chhapra shows Prasad running a sa...
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Baby penguins waddle in through zoo in annual rite of passage

Baby penguins waddle in through zoo in annual rite of passage

A celebratory ceremony was held at the San Francisco zoo for five penguin chicks who graduated from a so-called "Fish School". The penguins were filmed waddling down a lane, lined by dozens of zoo visitors who cheering the penguins on. At the end ...
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Gobelins teddy bears return from winter hibernation

Gobelins teddy bears return from winter hibernation

After a period of hibernation, the teddy bears of Paris' Gobelins district have returned. The bears can be seen posing in hammocks, outside shops, and lining windows on the streets of Paris. The giant teddy bears appeared on the streets of the 13t...
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Archaeologists uncover giant 140 million-years-old dinosaur bone in France

Archaeologists uncover giant 140 million-years-old dinosaur bone in France

Archaeologists uncovered a 140 million-years-old giant dinosaur bone in the French village of Angeac near Bordeaux. The two-meters-long perfectly preserved femur weighs nearly 500 kg.The bone is thought to have belonged to a sauropod - a long-neck...
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Border becomes backyard as Mexican kids and US playmates see-saw through fence

Border becomes backyard as Mexican kids and US playmates see-saw through fence

A group of artists balanced children's see-saws between the slats of the border fence which divides Ciudad Juarez in Mexico and Sunland Park in the US. Kids bounced up and down with playmates from the other side of the border while soldiers looked...
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Grasshopper invasion scares Las Vegas residents and threatens businesses

Grasshopper invasion scares Las Vegas residents and threatens businesses

Grasshoppers have been invading Las Vegas, and hundreds of thousands of the insects can be found lying dead in the streets. The massive influx of pallid-winged critters has been blamed on an unusually wet first half of the year - almost twice the ...
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License to sell: James Bond's car goes on display in NYC ahead of auction

License to sell: James Bond's car goes on display in NYC ahead of auction

Buyers got the chance to see James Bond’s original 1965 Aston Martin DB5 at Sotheby’s auctioneers in New York City. The car first appeared in the movie 'Goldfinger' as well as 'Thunderball' and comes complete with 13 fully functional gadgets, from...
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Mexican family goes swamp hunting for scorpions to sell to scientists

Mexican family goes swamp hunting for scorpions to sell to scientists

A Mexican family has been hunting scorpions to sell to laboratories for over 50 years. The hunters get to work during the wet season that lasts from mid-July until the end of August, as rain makes it easier to catch the arachnids that hide under t...
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Parisians swelter in record 42.6°C

Parisians swelter in record 42.6°C

Parisians bathed in public fountains around the Eiffel Tower as the French capital endured the highest temperature ever registered in the city, at a high of 42.6°C (109°F). The French government has released several severe weather warnings as the ...
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Amputee dad shares challenging experience of parenting with disability in China

Amputee dad shares challenging experience of parenting with disability in China

Wang Gang, a father who lost his arms due to an electric shock accident at the age of 13, defies his disability by taking care of his 10-month old son when his wife is away. Wang Gang says that it's not hard for him to play and feed his son, but g...
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Not your typical spinning class! Check out this grandpa's gutsy gymnastics

Not your typical spinning class! Check out this grandpa's gutsy gymnastics

A 69-year old retired grandfather, Nie Yuanmin, started training after being inspired by a video online. He now spends two hours a day on average in Bainiao Park, exercising and spinning on a horizontal bar using his handmade equipment.
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Toxic ‘Siberian Maldives’ draws visitors despite health risks

Toxic ‘Siberian Maldives’ draws visitors despite health risks

Mesmerising turquoise lake dubbed "the Siberian Maldives" has recently become a popular Instagram spot in Novosibirsk due to the appealing colour of the water, but in reality the romantic-looking pond is a chemical waste dump. The dump is part of...
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Mexican drug lord jewellery goes on display ahead of government auction

Mexican drug lord jewellery goes on display ahead of government auction

Visitors flocked to the presidential palace in Mexico City, to see the government's exhibition of jewellery reportedly seized from drug traffickers and other criminals, before the items go under the hammer. Some 1,978 exhibits are on display, incl...
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Swedish superfan ready for legal battle to be called 'Tottenham'

Swedish superfan ready for legal battle to be called 'Tottenham'

A superman of English football club Tottenham Hotspurs' didn't lose his spirit when his request to change his name officially to 'Tottenham' was rejected by the Swedish authorities. The fan, 39-year-old David Lind, requested the name change after ...
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Tank pull competition: international team against Russian T-80

Tank pull competition: international team against Russian T-80

An international team of three strong men moved the T-80 tank, which weighs 46 tons, in Petrozavodsk, Russia. The competition took place on the city waterfront as part of the Strongman Champion League "Warriors of the World".
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Drone footage reveals tonnes of rotting sargassum seaweed swamping Mexican coast

Drone footage reveals tonnes of rotting sargassum seaweed swamping Mexican coast

Thousands of tonnes of rotting sargassum seaweed have piled up on the beaches of Tulum and across Mexico's eastern coast throughout the state of Quintana Roo. The growth of sargassum is said to be a consequence of the use of fertilizers and agroch...
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