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'War on gnomes' ad sparks UK ire

'War on gnomes' ad sparks UK ire

Garden gnomes have made the headlines in the UK again after dozens of complaints were received in response to an ad by furniture giant Ikea.

Robot heavy metal band makes debut

Robot heavy metal band makes debut

A rock band consisting of robots, including a four-armed drummer and a guitarist with 78 "fingers", have played their first public gigs over the past few days.

Mali to replace president's eaten camel

Mali to replace president's eaten camel

Malian authorities will give French President Francois Hollande another camel after the one they gave him in thanks for helping repel Islamist rebels was killed and eaten by the family he left it with in Timbuktu, an official in Mali said.

Man faces jail for laughing in own home

A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $US500 fine after a neighbour complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer says.

British 'Batman' delivers suspect to police

British 'Batman' delivers suspect to police

A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

Show a test of sword swallowers' metal

Show a test of sword swallowers' metal

George the Giant, towering over onlookers gathered to see performers swallow steel, hammers a 16.5cm nail up his nostril, rips a phone book in half with his bare hands and dangles a full bottle of Coke from his eyelids with fish hooks.

Naked men turn out to see 'Naked Men'

Naked men turn out to see 'Naked Men'

The exhibit in Vienna's Leopold Museum is entitled "Naked Men", so a group of nudists and naturalists took the curators at their word and showed up to see it in the buff.

Winning fish stolen from aquarium

A British fisherman has been caught out telling a whopper.

'Totally out of it' - pooches tuck into pot package

'Totally out of it' - pooches tuck into pot package

Scavenging canines have been left bleary-eyed after inadvertently feasting on cannabis while on walkies in northwest England.

No Djoke - tennis ace buys world supply of rare cheese

No Djoke - tennis ace buys world supply of rare cheese

World tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic has bought the world's supply of donkey cheese.

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