South Korea’s “first dog” has become the furry face of a campaign to discourage the consumption of dog meat in the country.
Southgate underground station has been renamed after England’s World Cup manager.
A man serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of two murders is running for a US Senate seat.
A teddy bear offer has been abandoned amid “safety concerns” after it sparked chaos in shopping centres across the UK.
The Guinness World Record holder for the longest fingernails ever on a single hand has had his claws cut after 66 years.
Three rare books dating from the 16th and 17th centuries have been found by scientists to be covered in a deadly poison.
Dozens of “drunken” seagulls have become “disoriented and confused” after scavenging alcohol in southwest England.
For 60 million years, bats and moths have been at war, competing against one another in nocturnal duels.
A giant balloon dubbed “Trump baby” has been given the green light to fly near parliament during the president’s UK visit.
A man named Dave has paid a parking ticket in Pennsylvania – 44 years after he got it.
Nut-rich diets produce a higher sperm count and more powerful swimmers, according to a new study.
Wolves from the Chernobyl site have been roaming freely beyond the nuclear disaster zone’s border, increasing fears that they will spread mutant genes.
A South African woman has been discovered alive in a morgue shortly after being declared dead in a car crash.
A man had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck at the top of a lamppost in Birmingham.
A woman was pulled into crocodile-infested waters in northwest Australia by a shark which bit her finger as she tried to feed it.
Donald Trump returned a prank phone call from a comedian pretending to be a senator, during a journey back to Washington on Air Force One.
A nine-year-old English bulldog called Zsa Zsa has won this year’s world’s ugliest dog contest.
First drinks producers were warning about beer – now chicken could also be at risk due to dwindling carbon dioxide (CO2) stocks.
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? For those of you in Lincolnshire, it could well be a Bakewell pudding.
Mexico football fans are believed to have caused a minor earthquake as they celebrated their team’s shock win over Germany at the World Cup.
A 6ft 10in 12-year-old boy has become a global sensation after video emerged of him towering above his opponents and dominating a basketball match.
The captain of a charter boat says he was “shocked” after a 23-stone porbeagle shark was caught and then washed onto his vessel.
A man whose family thought he was dead after wrongly identifying a body has turned up alive.
From Russia With Love is how the saying goes – and one politician is trying to make this a reality at the World Cup.
Football fans looking to show their support during the World Cup can now sport their favourite player in their haircut.
Portugal is using goats to help help prevent the deadly summer wildfires that last year killed 106 people.
A severed shark head stuffed with cigarette butts was found impaled on a fence at an Australian marine rescue office.
A man suffered seizures and internal bleeding after the severed head of the rattlesnake he had just killed bit him and released its venom.
Heinz says it is considering changing the name of Salad Cream for the first time in 104 years… to Sandwich Cream.
An anonymous auction bidder has pledged $3.3m (£2.5m) to have lunch with the billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Nine bars of chocolate that are 103 years old have been discovered in a tin belonging to a war hero.
Spanish dancefloor favourite La Macarena could save lives, with the rhythm helping first responders to keep time while doing CPR chest compressions.
Scientists have discovered that prawns have distinct personalities, with shyer ones faring better in the battle for food.
Thailand’s military has been called in to tackle garlic smuggling after local prices plunged.
Blackcurrant skins left over in the production of Ribena have been used to create a new type of hair dye.
A champion cheese chaser has smashed the record for the most wins in Gloucestershire’s death-defying cheese rolling race.
The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for decades but could a new search finally reveal the truth?
Nando’s has distanced itself from suggestions the Conservatives could offer party members a discount at the chain’s restaurants.
Those who are sick of the royal wedding may find solace in a Derby pub, which has banned all mention of the nuptials on Saturday.
It’s the biggest social media debate since “the dress”: is a robot voice saying “Laurel” or “Yanny”?