TONNES of fun! Indian temple elephants treated to 48-day spa

TONNES of fun! Indian temple elephants treated to 48-day spa

Twenty-nine temple elephants from across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and union territory of Puducherry arrived at Thekkamapatti's rejuvenation camp for a 48-day all-inclusive wellness retreat. The group of elephants arrived for the ina...
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Gingerbread house contest a sweet success in Stockholm

Gingerbread house contest a sweet success in Stockholm

Bakers of all ages and levels of expertise were invited to craft their own delectable dwellings at a gingerbread house contest in Stockholm. There were 153 entries into the competition, with winners being selected in four categories including chil...
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Chinese cooks dance the noodle-boogie in the kitchen

Chinese cooks dance the noodle-boogie in the kitchen

In an effort to attract more customers, Yigen Mian (Single-strand noodle), a noodle restaurant in Huanglongxi Ancient Town in Sichuan City created an enchanting noodle dance their employees perform as they hand make the noodles.
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Two men save child falling from fifth floor of apartment

Two men save child falling from fifth floor of apartment

A bus driver Tagir Magomedov and his colleague Aydemir Kulduev managed to catch a child falling from a fifth floor apartment window. They tried to catch the five-year old and successfully cushioned the fall. The girl did sustain any serious injuri...
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Yemeni teenager won’t let war stand in the way of his dreams of being an inventor

Yemeni teenager won’t let war stand in the way of his dreams of being an inventor

Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Mortada from the Yemeni city Taiz spends most of his time inventing new machines and tools out of cardboards and plastic. Mortada currently works at a cafe to help his family financially, but the young Yemeni has bigger dre...
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Soviet river boats left to rust at Perm’s ‘ship cemetery’

Soviet river boats left to rust at Perm’s ‘ship cemetery’

Welcome to a Soviet ship cemetery. It’s home to what used to be the second largest group of riverboats in the Soviet Union, the Perm fleet. Today, however, they have been left to rust on a river bank next to Perm.
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This business lets you preserve tattoos of deceased loved ones

This business lets you preserve tattoos of deceased loved ones

Cleveland father-son duo Michael and Kyle Sherwood make a living by preserving and framing tattoos of the deceased for their families to cherish after their demise, in their 'Save My Ink Forever' business.
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Nativity scene with migrants trapped in plastic sea showcased in Italy

Nativity scene with migrants trapped in plastic sea showcased in Italy

An unusual Nativity scene was unveiled in the small Southern Italian town of Acquaviva delle Fonti which depicted the Holy Family as migrants drowning in a sea of plastic.
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King Elvis stops traffic in Friedberg

King Elvis stops traffic in Friedberg

The German town of Friedberg has installed three pedestrian traffic lights incorporating images of the late King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, around the city's Elvis Presley Square.
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Drone captures chilling footage of Saint Petersburg’s 'PLAGUE FORT’

Drone captures chilling footage of Saint Petersburg’s 'PLAGUE FORT’

This water-bound 'Plague Fort' also known as Fort Alexander I was built on an artificial island near St. Petersburg. It used to be a research laboratory to develop a vaccine against the plague in the late 19th and early 20th century. During the 19...
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Unique Maradona shirts up for grabs at auction in Turin

Unique Maradona shirts up for grabs at auction in Turin

Two rare Diego Armando Maradona shirts from his time at Napoli are being put up for an football fan auction. One of T-shirts is from the 1986-1987 season when he helped S.S.C. Napoli win their first Scudetto, while the other is from the 1989–1990 ...
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Nightmare before Christmas: Krampus run descends on Munich

Nightmare before Christmas: Krampus run descends on Munich

The traditional Krampus Run took place at Munich Christmas market, as the feared devil-like masked creatures known as Krumpus roamed the streets scaring children and passers-by alike.
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Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic pieces returned to Turkey

Fragments of the historic 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic went on display at an exhibition in Gaziantep, after they were returned to Turkey from the US.
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'Little Messi' forced to flee home after Taliban threats

'Little Messi' forced to flee home after Taliban threats

A young Afghan boy who shot to fame for wearing a homemade Lionel Messi shirt created out of a plastic bag - has been forced to flee his home for a second time. Murtaza Ahmadi, aged seven, retold his tragic story in the safer surroundings of Kabul.
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Devoted dog waits outside hospital for weeks for sick owner

Devoted dog waits outside hospital for weeks for sick owner

Despite intense cold and snow, Sherry the dog has been waiting for more than two weeks outside of a hospital, dutifully waiting for her owner who is sick. Dmitry’s wife, Svetlana, attempted to take the dog home, but Sherry ran back to the hospital...
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Russian powerlifting champion searches for her parents after 30 years of separation

Russian powerlifting champion searches for her parents after 30 years of separation

Russian powerlifting champion Oksana Kosheleva has found the strength to look for her parents, who she hasn’t seen since she was two. Allegedly they tried to kill her, throwing her into the Lena river after they ran away from a murder they had com...
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Cubans already hooked as country gets 3G

Cubans already hooked as country gets 3G

Cubans were spotted glued to their smartphones as 3G internet became available in the country for the first time. Cuban state provider ETECSA is selling mobile data packages, starting from $7 for 600MB and 4GB for $30. Before that, Cubans were onl...
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 Let them eat cake! 'Yellow Vests' protest pastries premiere in Paris patisserie

Let them eat cake! 'Yellow Vests' protest pastries premiere in Paris patisserie

A bakery in the Parisian suburb of Poissy showed their solidarity with the 'Yellow Vests' movement in the most delicious way: with pastry! The 'Yellow Vests' pastries take the base of a sambo cake and add yellow frosting, cream, eyes, and bright s...
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Kazakhstan’s answer to Lara Croft trains elite Chechen security forces

Kazakhstan’s answer to Lara Croft trains elite Chechen security forces

Gunslinger Anna Yants, often compared to the swashbuckling video game character Lara Croft, is champion of Kazakhstan in practical shooting and currently works as an instructor at the Russian Special Forces University in the Chechen Republic.
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Female-only village created by Kurdish women

Female-only village created by Kurdish women

In the isolated northern Syrian village of Jinwar Kurdish women have set up a sustainable women's-only commune where men can visit but are not allowed to stay. The village was set up to offer Kurdish women an alternative social structure that prom...
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World’s tallest Christmas tree from BOTTLE CRATES set up in Gera

World’s tallest Christmas tree from BOTTLE CRATES set up in Gera

The world's tallest Christmas tree made of bottle crates was undergoing its finishing tweaks in Gera. It took a total of 2790 crates to build the Christmas tree, which reached a height of 58,6 feet upon completion, managing to beat the record Chri...
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A real-life swan lake!

A real-life swan lake!

Hundreds of swans left their home in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Russia and moved to Altai region on the Svetloe lake for the winter. It's estimated that up to 750 birds have been living there. After conducting some tests on the swans’ feathers, l...
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BREAST of both! Get your hands on boob bread in Japan

BREAST of both! Get your hands on boob bread in Japan

Grab yourself a handful of the most voluptuous bread you've ever seen at the Kuppel bakery in Tokyo, where a Japanese baker specialises in breast-shaped buns.
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Calorie counting checkouts save diners time in Shanghai

Calorie counting checkouts save diners time in Shanghai

A Chinese start-up technology firm unveiled a self-checkout system to be used in catering based on AI image recognition technology. The system can automatically provide the price and nutritional value of food scanned by its high definition camera ...
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Robot waiters provide new work opportunities for Japan's disabled

Robot waiters provide new work opportunities for Japan's disabled

Robot waiters controlled from afar by people with disabilities are opening up a world of opportunities at a new cafe in Tokyo. The initiative is aimed to reduce isolation and offer new work opportunities for those who are housebound with severe ph...
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Tango lovers dance against femicide

Tango lovers dance against femicide

Dozens of couples danced the tango on the the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is marked on November 25. The date relates to the murder of three political activists, sisters Mirabal, Patria, Minerva, Maria Te...
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Bond-like helicopter manoeuvres over Kremlin baffle Muscovites

Bond-like helicopter manoeuvres over Kremlin baffle Muscovites

Eyewitnesses in Moscow filmed two Mi-8 helicopters taking off from the Kremlin with some rather out-of-the-ordinary cargo. One of the helicopters appears to have a grid attached to it in which four armed men dressed in military gear can be seen. T...
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This wearable generator can power electronic devices

This wearable generator can power electronic devices

Scientists at Zhengzhou University in China's Henan Province, have developed a wearable, washable nanogenerator than can convert energy from body movements into power for electronic devices.
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Kubrick's long-lost 'Burning Secret' screenplay up for auction

Kubrick's long-lost 'Burning Secret' screenplay up for auction

A long-lost screenplay penned by legendary director Stanley Kubrick is being auctioned at the Bonhams auction house in New York City.
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Are these the most useless inventions ever?

Are these the most useless inventions ever?

Inventor Shuai Geng is local celebrity in his native Baoding, for creating inventions that many deem useless. He has gained over three million followers on social media, making him an internet star.
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Brothers build their own DIY LAMBORGHINI in Iraq

Brothers build their own DIY LAMBORGHINI in Iraq

Two brothers living in the town of Ranya in the Sulaymaniyah Governate of Iraqi Kurdistan, have built their own custom Lamborghini as well as other luxury cars.
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Aircraft-loving grandpa puts on DIY show with homemade planes

Aircraft-loving grandpa puts on DIY show with homemade planes

Guojian Lin is a 65-year-old grandfather from the city of Guangzhou still in touch with his inner-child and is a fanatic when it comes to model aircraft, which he produces himself.
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Argentinians beat Italians at pizza world record

Argentinians beat Italians at pizza world record

Argentinian cooks managed to set a new Guinness World Record, producing 11,000 pizzas in 12 hours. During the event, the team of cooks also set a new record for the highest numbers of empanadas, producing 11,000 pastries in less than eight hours. ...
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Unique photo of Hitler hugging Jewish girl goes up for auction

Unique photo of Hitler hugging Jewish girl goes up for auction

Unique photo of Hitler hugging Jewish girl goes up for auction
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Unreal beauty? Chinese model turns heads for looking like a human ANIME DOLL

Unreal beauty? Chinese model turns heads for looking like a human ANIME DOLL

With Chinese model Kina Shen it's often difficult to tell if you're looking at an actual human being or a porcelain doll come to life, due to her perfect facial features, flawless skin and motionless postures.
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Chinese man breaks Guinness 'highest vocal note' record with ear-splitting performance

Chinese man breaks Guinness 'highest vocal note' record with ear-splitting performance

Meet Xiao Lung Wang from China’s Zhuhai who set a new Guinness world record for the "highest vocal note by a male" with his sound of an E in the 8th octave which has an audio frequency of 5,243 hertz. Wang surpassed the previous record holder Aust...
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Robot waiters deliver orders at Alibabas seafood restaurant

Robot waiters deliver orders at Alibabas seafood restaurant

Shanghai’s new restaurant "Robot". He is offering a new dining experience to its visitors, where all the dishes are served by robots. Customers can use a QR-code system to order through their smartphones. According to the manager of the creation d...
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USA: Foldable phone revealed by Samsung at San Francisco conference

USA: Foldable phone revealed by Samsung at San Francisco conference

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy F foldable phone at its annual developer conference in San Francisco.
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Nepalese police dogs honoured for their duty in annual festival

Nepalese police dogs honoured for their duty in annual festival

Nepalese police dogs honoured for their duty in annual festival
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Out of this world! Neil Armstrong's possessions go under the hammer

Out of this world! Neil Armstrong's possessions go under the hammer

A vast array of items from the life of the first astronaut to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, which will be put up for auction in Dallas.
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Non-guilty pleasure! Chocolate fashion show opens Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Non-guilty pleasure! Chocolate fashion show opens Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Chocolatiers and fashion designers gathered for the opening night of the Salon du Chocolat Paris 2018 to see amazing gowns, decorated with real chocolate.
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Heavy storms hit Italy, 75% of Venice underwater in record-breaking floods

Heavy storms hit Italy, 75% of Venice underwater in record-breaking floods

Venice has been hit by a series of devastating floods leaving 75% of the city underwater. Tourists and locals alike donned wellies. While public water transport services have been halted across the city.
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London zoo serves up Trump themed pumpkins to gorillas

London zoo serves up Trump themed pumpkins to gorillas

Gorillas and monkeys at London Zoo were treated to a special Halloween themed feast, which included pumpkins engraved with Trump's face
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Swirling swarm of birds mesmerises villagers in Krasnodar Region

Swirling swarm of birds mesmerises villagers in Krasnodar Region

A huge swarm of birds were seen swirling above the sky of Nekrasovakaya, a village in Russia's Krasnodar Region. The astonishing display was produced by a swooping mass of starlings performing 'murmuration', an act of migration through shape-shift...
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Meet the French Spiderman inspiring climbers worldwide

Meet the French Spiderman inspiring climbers worldwide

French climber Alain Robert has scaled buildings around the world, from London to Dubai and Yekaterinburg. He has gone on to inspire courageous climbers as far as Russia, with other daredevils climbing in Perm and Moscow.
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'Exquisite' Aretha Franklin dresses and accessories set for auction

'Exquisite' Aretha Franklin dresses and accessories set for auction

More than 30 dresses and accessories worn by legendary singer Aretha Franklin were shown in Los Angeles before they will be sold in an auction on November 9 and 10.Julien's Auctions displayed some of the collection in Los Angeles before showing th...
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800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

800 y/o wooden sculptures uncovered in Peruvian mud city

Twenty wooden statues were discovered at the Peruvian archaeological complex of Chan Chan. The statues date back to around 800 years ago and were discovered during an archaeological dig.
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Bumpy buffalo race celebrates start of rice harvest in Thailand

Bumpy buffalo race celebrates start of rice harvest in Thailand

Hundreds of people flocked to Chonburi, near Bangkok to watch and take part in the annual Chonburi Buffalo Race. The festival highlight is the buffalo race on the final two days, which sees racers compete in a 100-metre sprint.
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