Heroic boy rescues little girl from water-filled pipe in Moscow

Heroic boy rescues little girl from water-filled pipe in Moscow

A little girl was rescued from a water-filled pipe by a heroic 12-year-old boy in a Moscow park. A group of men lowered the boy in to the pipe using tied together belts, after they were unable to pull the toddler free using a branch broken off of ...
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Mexican government auctions luxury cars to help poor

Mexican government auctions luxury cars to help poor

The Mexican government will auction a Lamborghini and other luxury car brands - all seized assets from criminal gangs - as part of a so-called 'Robin Hood' programme to help the poor. A selection of vehicles were put on display for potential buyer...
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Talented craftswoman makes purr-fect life-like models of people’s pets

Talented craftswoman makes purr-fect life-like models of people’s pets

Cici, a craftswoman who makes life-like pet models out of wool in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, has attracted more than 530,000 followers and received millions of likes online. Having quite a success in making wool felt pets to order, Cici has a...
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Saudi arms ship blocked by protests in European ports

Saudi arms ship blocked by protests in European ports

A Saudi cargo ship carrying weapons has been met by protests in ports around Europe. The Bahri-Yanbu was loaded with weapons in Antwerp in Belgium, and was due to pick up more arms in France, however was blocked by human rights campaigners. The pr...
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Russian explorer completes 154-day South Pacific solo voyage

Russian explorer completes 154-day South Pacific solo voyage

Russian traveller Fyodor Konyukhov crossed 27,000 km to get from New Zealand to the coast of Chile. The 67-year-old became not only the oldest solo-rowing sailor, but also broke the record for the longest solo rowing at 154 days
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Cristina Kirchner's fans excited as her new action doll hits market

Cristina Kirchner's fans excited as her new action doll hits market

Following the success of the book "Sincerity", published by former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, custom toymaker Ieie Milonga launched a new collection doll of the politician. Milonga said they decided to create the doll a...
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Largest overseas koala population welcomes new cub for some koalaty time

Largest overseas koala population welcomes new cub for some koalaty time

China's Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou is home to the largest population of Koalas outside of their native Australia, with a group of 60 of the tiny creatures spanning six generations. The youngest cub, Happy, born last October, came out of it...
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Yakuza-style tattoos on display as hundreds take part in Sanja Matsuri festival

Yakuza-style tattoos on display as hundreds take part in Sanja Matsuri festival

Hundreds of people, including those covered in Yakuza-style tattoos associated with Japan's organised crime syndicate, gathered in Tokyo for the annual Sanja Matsuri celebrations. On the second day of the three-day event, people were seen carrying...
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Liverpudlian counter-protesters descend on Tommy Robinson's EU rally

Liverpudlian counter-protesters descend on Tommy Robinson's EU rally

Supporters of former leader of English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson faced off with counter-protesters at his campaign rally in Huyton, Liverpool. A number of counter-protesters being removed by police officers as the demonstration escalated...
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Californian creates bulletproof 'Wonder Hoodie' in response to gun violence

Californian creates bulletproof 'Wonder Hoodie' in response to gun violence

An entrepreneur based in Palo Alto, California has invented a bulletproof hoodie named the 'Wonder Hoodie,' as a response to gun violence in the United States. Vy Tran created the prototype herself after a neighbourhood shooting, in which a mother...
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Russia, Netherlands and Sweden make it through to Eurovision final

Russia, Netherlands and Sweden make it through to Eurovision final

The second group of finalists of the Eurovision song contest 2019 have been announced in hosting city Tel Aviv. Dutch vocalist and The Netherlands entry Duncan Laurence is the bookie's favourite to win Saturday's final with his song Arcade. While ...
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Chinese man builds DIY monocycle

Chinese man builds DIY monocycle

Inspired by his favourite movie Men in Black 3, a young man from Qian'an, in China's northern Hebei Province, designed a motorcycle with a single-wheel to copy the 'monocycle' from the 2012 sci-fi blockbuster. Though still in progress, the "sci-fi...
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Window washers' platform swings out of control on side of Oklahoma skyscraper

Window washers' platform swings out of control on side of Oklahoma skyscraper

Two window washers were rescued after a large basket in which they were working from swung out of control at the top of a skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. Firefighters arrived quickly and managed to secure the basket and get the two window wa...
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Protests continue over planned church in Yekaterinburg

Protests continue over planned church in Yekaterinburg

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the construction of an Orthodox church in a park in central Yekaterinburg. Police could be seen standing hand in hand to protect a newly erected wall around the construction site after activists destroye...
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Paris celebrates Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday

Paris celebrates Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday

Thousands of people attended the first of a three-day celebration marking the 130th birthday party for Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World Fair. Standing at 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, it is the...
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World's largest bird statue captured on drone footage

World's largest bird statue captured on drone footage

Drone footage of Jatayu, the world's largest bird statue, located in the Jatayu Nature Park, has been released. The statue was inspired by the Hindu epic Ramayana and measures 200 feet (60 metres) in length, 150 feet (45 metres) in width and 70 fe...
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Sinkhole as big as multi-storey building opens up in Russia

Sinkhole as big as multi-storey building opens up in Russia

A huge sinkhole opened up in the village of Dedilovo in Russia, measuring as deep as a five-story building or around 15 metres (49 feet).
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First finalists of Eurovision 2019 announced in Israel

First finalists of Eurovision 2019 announced in Israel

The first ten finalists to take part in the Eurovision song contest 2019 held a press conference after the first of the semi-finals took place in Tel Aviv. Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland, San Marino an...
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Walking disco - German brand unveils 'smart jacket' that glows in dark

Walking disco - German brand unveils 'smart jacket' that glows in dark

A Lunative 'smart jacket' has been unveiled at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main. The 'smart jacket' is part of what Lunative Industries claim to be the world's first 'electric apparel.' Besides being an eye-catching fashionable item,...
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Turkish micro-sculptor fits entire Quran chapter on tiny fig seed

Turkish micro-sculptor fits entire Quran chapter on tiny fig seed

An entire chapter of the Quran, the al-Ikhlas surah, has been written on a tiny fig seed by micro-sculptor Necati Korkmaz. He explained that a hair from a small spider was used as a brush, and additionally, a bee's sting was used for retouching. K...
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Auction of pop music memorabilia in New York expected to set 'world records'

Auction of pop music memorabilia in New York expected to set 'world records'

A gigantic collection of iconic music memorabilia from some of the world's most influential music artists was put on display by Julien's Auctions in New York City. Kurt Cobain's cardigan worn on his last photoshoot, Michael Jackson's jacket worn t...
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Mosul's children scavenge through rubbish to survive

Mosul's children scavenge through rubbish to survive

Children are forced to scavenge through rubbish as their only means of survival in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Youths search for plastic and other recyclable materials amongst the refuse at a dumpsite. This is all done wearing minimal protec...
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Chinese dad trains dog to make sure daughter does homework

Chinese dad trains dog to make sure daughter does homework

A father in the city of Guiyang in southwestern China's Guizhou province has trained an adorable 'dog tutor' to watch over his daughter's homework sessions. The dog is trained to stand with its front legs on the table while the girl is doing her h...
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Bird's-eye view! CCTV captures rare stork's nest as fire sweeps through Amur region

Bird's-eye view! CCTV captures rare stork's nest as fire sweeps through Amur region

A CCTV camera located in the nest of a rare stork captured the spread of fire in Russia's Amur region. The camera was reportedly placed by biologists observing the life and population of the bird listed in the 'Red Book' of Russia. This time the s...
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World’s first-ever virtual reality gym opens in San Francisco

World’s first-ever virtual reality gym opens in San Francisco

The world's first virtual reality gym has opened its doors to fitness and gaming enthusiasts alike in San Francisco. Each session at Black Box takes 30 minutes in which the user gets a full-body workout, using the world's first "hands-free" VR con...
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David Beckham gets banned from driving

David Beckham gets banned from driving

Football star David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months. The ex-Real Madrid star pleaded guilty in court for driving while on his mobile phone. He already has a track record of driving offences, having had six points taken off his ...
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Spectacular parade on Red Square marks 74th Victory Day

Spectacular parade on Red Square marks 74th Victory Day

Thousands descended on Moscow’s Red Square for the annual Victory Day parade. More than 13,600 servicemen, women and cadets took part in the march, which marks the end of the Second World War in Europe. Around 130 pieces of military equipment were...
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Modi's lookalike? Meet the man being mistaken for the Indian PM

Modi's lookalike? Meet the man being mistaken for the Indian PM

Sixty-year-old Indian man Jagdish Rai Bhatia sparked onlooker curiosity with his apparent resemblance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. Bhatia said that he often gets mistaken for the Indian prime minister. Bhatia's life reportedly ch...
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Huawei CFO appears in Vancouver court for high-profile US extradition case

Huawei CFO appears in Vancouver court for high-profile US extradition case

Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, appeared at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver for a pre-extradition hearing. The company representative confirmed that Meng would apply for the extradition process to be halted. Meng was arrested by Canadi...
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Darth Vader costume valued at an astronomical $1-2 million goes up for auction

Darth Vader costume valued at an astronomical $1-2 million goes up for auction

The world's only complete Darth Vader costume issued by Lucasfilm was on display at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles, before it goes under the hammer. The Vader costume from the Empire Strikes Back was created in 1979 and belonged to a man who...
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Google unveil new budget smartphones

Google unveil new budget smartphones

Google launched the new Pixel 3A and 3A Plus smartphones at their annual developer's I/O conference in Mountain View, California. Prices for latest models start at at $400 (€357) and they will go on sale on May 8. Features include night sight in t...
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Eva Peron's historic house museum opens in Los Toledos, Argentina

Eva Peron's historic house museum opens in Los Toledos, Argentina

A historic house museum dedicated to former First Lady of Argentina Eva Peron was opened in Los Toldos, on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Peron's cousin Elena Valenti cut the ribbon at the entrance.
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Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange in prison

Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange in prison

Actress Pamela Anderson visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's in London's Belmarsh prison. It was his first social visit since he was sentenced to spend 50 weeks there for skipping bail. She saw him alongside Kristinn Hrafnsson, the editor of...
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Hero steward dies helping passengers to escape from burning Russian jet

Hero steward dies helping passengers to escape from burning Russian jet

Teachers from Monino aviation school in Moscow Region remember Maxim Moiseev, 22-year-old steward, who had died helping evacuate passengers of the Sukhoi Superjet-100, which crash-landed and caught fire at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport
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Katanas and axes swish in medieval hair-cutting duel for charity

Katanas and axes swish in medieval hair-cutting duel for charity

Hairdressers Alberto Olmedo and Lucas Boyero took breaths away in Azuqueca de Henares, cutting hair with the nimble swishes of their katanas and axes in a medieval hair-cutting duel to raise money for an organisation battling childhood cancer. The...
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Ceasefire struck after violence escalates between Israel and Gaza

Ceasefire struck after violence escalates between Israel and Gaza

Deadly violence has surged between Israel and militants in Gaza. The attacks have resulted in the deaths of 4 Israelis and at least 25 Palestinians so far. The Israeli Defence Force claim that it has succeeded in hitting 350 militant targets withi...
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Doll with hair from Jewish Holocaust victim displayed in Turkey

Doll with hair from Jewish Holocaust victim displayed in Turkey

The Anatolian Toy Museum in the southern Turkish city of Antalya, has put on display a 78-year-old baby doll with real human hair from a victim of the Holocaust. According to reports, the hair is from a young Jewish girl was killed in Auschwitz co...
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Assange vows to fight extradition to the US

Assange vows to fight extradition to the US

Julian Assange has vowed to fight his extradition to the US. Assange is accused of conspiring with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into US military intelligence files. The WikiLeaks founder has already been sentenced ...
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Possible lock of Da Vinci’s hair goes on display in Italy

Possible lock of Da Vinci’s hair goes on display in Italy

A lock of what may be Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci's hair went on display in a museum in Vinci - the 500th anniversary of the legendary artist's death. The strands of hair were discovered in a private collection in the US three years ago....
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Snake Festival in honour of St Dominic takes place in Italian village of Cocullo

Snake Festival in honour of St Dominic takes place in Italian village of Cocullo

Hundreds of people joined the annual religious snakes' procession in the Italian village of Cocullo. The Serpent Festival, or Festa dei Serpari, honours patron San Domenico di Sora - Saint Dominic, a Benedictine monk, perceived to be a healer of t...
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Millions around the globe take to the streets on May Day

Millions around the globe take to the streets on May Day

Millions all over the world stormed the streets on International Workers Day - an annual holiday with left-wing roots that seeks to protest for workers' rights. Yellow Vests protests continued to rock Paris, where tear gas was deployed by some of...
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Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard in Сaracas

Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard in Сaracas

Guaido supporters faced off against units from Venezuela's military police in Caracas. Tear gas was deployed repeatedly in an attempt to disperse the protesters in the Altamira neighbourhood in the east of the city. Several journalists were report...
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 Kangaroo baby nurtured in hat in Saint Petersburg

Kangaroo baby nurtured in hat in Saint Petersburg

A baby kangaroo at a zoo in Saint Petersburg is being nurtured in a woollen hat after it was rejected by its mother. Elena, a worker at the zoo, wears the improvised ‘pouch’ on her chest to nurture the animal until it weighs enough to join the oth...
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GULAG museum publishes graphic novel about horrors of Soviet forced-labour camps

GULAG museum publishes graphic novel about horrors of Soviet forced-labour camps

The GULAG history museum in Moscow has published a comic about the horrors that took place in the Soviet forced-labour camps during the 1930s to 1950s. The protagonists of the comics series are ordinary people, whose lives have already been presen...
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Catholic cathedral reconsecrated in Aleppo after restoration

Catholic cathedral reconsecrated in Aleppo after restoration

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Aleppo was reconsecrated after it had been damaged during the Syrian war. Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Youssef Absi held a service in which he declared the site sacred once again.
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Remains of 700,000-year-old giant bear found in San Pedro

Remains of 700,000-year-old giant bear found in San Pedro

The fossil of a 700,000-year-old giant bear was discovered by a team of palaeontologists in the Argentinian town of San Pedro, north of Buenos Aires. The remains of what is said to be the most powerful carnivore of Argentina's Quaternary period we...
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¡Sumérgete en la piscina de pétalos de Sakura Chill Bar en Tokio!

¡Sumérgete en la piscina de pétalos de Sakura Chill Bar en Tokio!

Con el inicio oficial de la temporada de cerezos en flor en Tokio, un bar temático de Sakura ha invitado a clientes entusiastas a darse un chapuzón rosa en su piscina de pétalos y disfrutar de su variedad de sake. Los clientes son invitados a pro...
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Extinction Rebellion protests disrupt central London

Extinction Rebellion protests disrupt central London

Climate change protests organised by activist group 'Extinction Rebellion' continued across London, with demonstrators blocking traffic in Parliament Square, protesting outside Heathrow Airport, and staging actions in Oxford Circus.
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