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Australian amateur finds 5.5 kg gold nugget

An Australian amateur prospector has unearthed a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 ounces), which is valued at more than A$300,000 ($315,000: £197,000).

Switzerland hosts Snow Golf World Cup

Cold weather does not scare golf enthusiasts who took part in the 34th Snow Golf Cup in Silvaplana, Switzerland.

Cleaning lady steals train in Sweden

On Tuesday, January 15, a cleaner stole an empty commuter train from a train depot and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, according to Swedish officials.

Next Czech president - man with 90% tattooed body?

Vladimir Franz, a man tattooed on over 90 per cent of his body, is running third to become the new president of the Czech Republic, polls show.

Models swim with whale sharks for fashion shoot

Models posed in their swimwear and accessories next to the world's biggest fish in the Philippines to raise awareness about poaching of whale sharks.

Christmas tree throwing world championships held in Germany

Now that the festive period is over and the decorations have come down, most households have opted to recycle their old Christmas trees. But people in the town of Weidenthal in southern Germany have come up with a much more imaginative way of getting rid of them – by holding the world Christmas tree throwing championships.

VIDEO: Bafta nominations announced; Skyfall misses out on top nods

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has just announced 2013 nominations.

Watch online: asteroid to fly by the Earth

A 275-metre wide asteroid will make close encounter with Earth on January 9.

Want to drive safely? Listen to Elton John, Aerosmith or S Club 7

The choice of CD for a long car journey has long been the cause of family friction. But new research has revealed that which song drivers listen to can even influence how safe they are on the roads.

VIDEO: The birth of a snowflake

We cannot imagine Christmas without slowly falling snowflakes, but how do these wonderful things form?

Video: One second everyday

The impetus behind Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Cesar Kuriyama's "One Second Everyday" project is fairly straightforward: The essence of every person's day can be boiled down to a single memorable second.

VIDEO: Cats VS Christmas trees

Christmas trees with all those lights, decorations and colourful baubles are a huge temptation for cats.

VIDEO: Eagle nearly kidnaps a baby

A nice rest in Montreal park, Canada, nearly turned into a tragedy for some family, whose baby was nearly snatched by an eagle.

VIDEO: Switzerland's Eurovision hope - a 94-year-old guitarist

In the next Eurovision Song Contest Switzerland will be represented by a Salvation Army and band Heilsarmee guitarist Emil Ramsauer, who is 94 years old.

VIDEO: Christmas gifts for Australian zoo animals

Santa Claus has paid an early visit to the animals at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Sikh soldier guards Buckingham Palace wearing turban

A Sikh soldier has made history as he guards Buckingham Palace wearing a turban instead of the traditional bearskin.

Robot finishes San Francisco - Australia swim

A self-controlled swimming robot PacX Wave Glider has just rounded up a journey from San Francisco to Australia, says Liquid Robotics, the US company behind the project.

VIDEO: Hundreds of planes land in 30 seconds

Hundreds of airplanes are photographed landing at the San Diego airport in mere thirty seconds. How is this possible?

PHOTO: New Zealand welcomes Hobbit premiere

New Zealand, Wellington has hold the world premiere of director Peter Jackson's latest movie The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey.

VIDEO: Angry Birds launches Star Wars

Yet another version of the popular game Angry birds – Star Wars – is available starting from November 8, according to the Finnish game developer Rovio.