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Philippine town mourns largest crocodile

A southern Philippine town, Bunawan, mourns the death of the largest captive crocodile Lolong.

World's longest cat dies in US

The world's longest domestic cat, a 1.23m Maine Coon named Stewie, has died at the age of eight.

VIDEO: A cat in a wheelchair

US resident - kitten Flipper - was born with a twisted spine that did not allow her to walk normally.

Scientists identify ancient crocodile

A creature resembling a hybrid dolphin and crocodile has been identified by scientists examining fossil remains discovered in the UK about 100 years ago.

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.