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Friday November 21st 2014

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Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, a giraffe walks past an Acacia tree, their principal source of food, at Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary on Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The international police agency Interpol on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 began a Most Wanted campaign of suspects who have carried out such environmental crimes as wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, illegal logging and trading in ivory, including a man who allegedly paid for the transport of live giraffes and impalas by military plane from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania to be delivered to Qatar. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 2:57 pm

Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A New Mexico woman’s missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:31 pm

Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 4:04 am

Oregon festival’s giant nutcracker: 41 feet

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:47 am

New signs in Indiana warn of turtle crossing

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — State crews in Indiana have put up “Turtle Crossing” signs along a busy road running beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 12:15 am

Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:52 pm

Golden Retriever Hilariously Fails at Dog Competition

At the Koira Mestari canine competition in Finland, dogs are tested on obedience, concentration and speed. At this year’s race, one dog had other plans.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 8:03 pm

Michigan wins appeal over prisoner’s air mattress

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner’s air mattress.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 7:41 pm

Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 6:04 pm

Bandage DNA leads to arrest in 2-year-old burglary

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — State police say DNA taken from an adhesive bandage left at the scene of a Vermont camp break-in two years ago has led to an arrest.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:45 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Group of men lift Mini blocking tram in Nottingham

A group of bystanders lifted a car out of the way after a driver left it parked on a city centre tramline

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:23 pm

Watch: ‘ISSpresso’ barista-style coffee to blast off into space

International Space Station sstronauts will soon be able to sip barista-style coffee while looking down on earth

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:15 pm

Escape Basingstoke or die in new video game

A new video game will pit players against deadly monsters in a bid to escape the town of Basingstoke, Hampshire

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 2:46 pm

Pile-up involving 74 vehicles leaves huge wreckage in China

Footage shows the aftermath of a fatal pile up that involved 74 cars on a highway in Anhui Province, China

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:48 pm

Watch: People going quackers to rescue ducks

Montage footage shows the risks some people put themselves in to save ducks caught up in tricky situations – from motorway crossings to being stuck in wells

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:00 pm

How hacking the sounds in your head could be the key to happiness

Scientists at University College London believe it is possible to ‘hear yourself happy’

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 12:21 pm

Cat without nasal bone becomes Facebook hit

Monty’s unusual appearance, caused by chromosome defect, melts hearts across world with more than 60,000 fans on his own Facebook page

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 12:06 pm

Watch: Man takes 830 metre-high selfie on top of Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Photographer takes what could be the world’s highest selfie from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:49 am

Watch: TV reporter hit in head by skateboard on air

A TV reporter was unfortunately hit in the head by a skateboard while shooting in Venice Beach, California

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:30 am

Rosetta mission: listen to sound of Philae landing on comet

Scientists have released the sound of the Rosetta probe Philae touching down on comet 67p Churyumov-Gerisamenko.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:22 am

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Calling all men: here’s your chance to experience labor pains

Chinese hospital offers men a chance to experience the pain of child birth via electric shocks. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:48 pm

Annie Leibovitz showcases historic "Pilgrimage"

Photographer Annie Leibovitz brings her photography exhibit about iconic people and places to New York. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 7:19 pm

Turning pot smoke into an art form in Brazil

A Brazilian artist blazes his way through the art world with weed paintings created by blowing cannabis smoke. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 8:22 pm

Block-long billboard lights up Times Square

The bright lights of New York come to life as a billboard the length of a full city block dazzles Times Square. Sharon Reich reports

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 5:40 pm

Japan’s military gets sexy

Japan’s Self-Defence Force tries to attract young people to enlist with the publication of photo albums and DVDs showing the private lives of its personnel, some in sexy poses. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 9:04 pm

International tattoo festival leaves its mark on Bogota

Ink enthusiasts celebrate Bogota’s International Tattoo Festival. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:30 pm

Paris turns on holiday spirit

Countdown to Christmas is underway at Paris’ festive holiday market. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 17 November 2014 | 9:36 pm

Belgian artists sculpt Disney on ice

Ice sculptors in Belgium transform blocks of ice into a winter wonderland. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 17 November 2014 | 7:59 pm

Surprisingly bold animals around the globe

From a wild cat on the loose near Paris, to humpback whales making their video debut, here are the animals making headlines this week around the globe. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Posted on 15 November 2014 | 11:01 pm

A whale of a tale

Two men fishing for herring in Troms, a county in northern Norway, get a surprise encounter with a pod of humpback whales. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Posted on 14 November 2014 | 8:59 pm