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Treasure trove found in restored mansion

Workers restoring a 19th-century mansion in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have discovered a vast trove of silver and jewellery hidden in a secret compartment.

Baby does runner from bath

Baby does runner from bath

An elephant called Baby did not want a bath.

Queen crashes Manchester wedding

Queen crashes Manchester wedding

Queen Elizabeth II has become a wedding crasher.

Five dead in Norway avalanche

Five dead in Norway avalanche

Police say four Swiss and one French citizen have been confirmed killed by a massive avalanche in northern Norway.

Rugby: Italy win leaves Scotland last

Rugby: Italy win leaves Scotland last

Italy passed the Six Nations rugby wooden spoon back to Scotland when they beat the visitors 13-6 at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

Rugby: France recover to draw with Ireland

Rugby: France recover to draw with Ireland

France have shrugged off a poor first-half performance to draw 17-17 at home to Ireland in the Six Nations, ending its hopes of a Grand Slam and leaving Wales alone at the top of the standings.

Woman in critical condition after Hastings crash

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car collided with a truck carrying a 21 tonne container in Hawkes Bay.

At least nine dead in Midwest storm

At least nine dead in Midwest storm

A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes has lashed the US Midwest, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.

Dozens die in Mexico prison riot

Dozens die in Mexico prison riot

A fight among inmates led to a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 44 people, a security official says.

Sea Shepherd ruling 'victory for the whales'

Sea Shepherd ruling 'victory for the whales'

A federal judge in Seattle has declined to immediately restrain the activities of a Washington state-based anti-whaling group.