A great white shark has forced a marathon swimmer to abandon his record bid to reach the Farallon Islands from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
A man has been arrested for stealing a Winnie the Pooh toy car from a supermarket.
A bag containing $150,000 (£96,000) is missing in New Jersey after ATM employees left it on a lawn apparently by accident.
A Florida judge who was reunited with an old schoolmate in the dock has once again come face to face with a familiar person in the courtroom.
A zoo in Ohio has pressed charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars - then posted video of it on YouTube.
Disgraced former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has said Vladimir Putin has offered him a place in the Russian government if he wants it.
Images of a couple wading into the ocean with rickety homemade shark cages have gone viral, with many people thinking the prank was real.
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The chip shop that gave birth to the deep fried Mars bar has battered an attempt by a local council to stop it advertising its place in deep fried history.
Two cat lovers are set to fight a custody battle over a black and white feline that wandered off from its original owner eight years ago.
Mick Fanning, one of the world's top surfers, has been attacked by a shark during a televised competition in South Africa.
CCTV has caught the dramatic moment a truck carrying watermelons smashed through a toll booth in China.
Colorado police say a Minion stuffed toy helped save the life of a five-year-old girl after she fell from a third-floor apartment window.
An exhausted red squirrel was captured by police after it chased a young woman in Germany.
A bear has broken into a Colorado bakery and chomped his way through 38 pies, even taking two for the road.
The Loch Ness monster is most likely a large catfish, according to an expert who has spent 24 years searching for Nessie.
Fossil remains of a new species of feathered dinosaur that had wings "just like an eagle or a vulture" have been found in China.
Nature wardens say they were "astonished" to come across a group of up to 50 sharks swimming in rising tidal waters in West Sussex.
A drunk man escaped injury after being run over by a freight train while sleeping in the middle of the tracks in upstate New York, police say.
Police in Canada have released footage of a man dressed as a giant mouse robbing a shop.
Beachgoers helped a great white shark that got stranded on a beach stay alive until rescuers arrived to drag it back into the water.
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