A radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste dump was partially caused by cat litter used to soak up contaminated liquid inside the barrels.
Electricity in the air appears to help animals predict earthquakes, according to a new study of the phenomenon.
A bungling burglary suspect has been arrested by police after he sent out messages on social media leading them to his hiding place.
Scientists say they have found signs of a devastating meteorite which hit Australia millions of years ago.
Pope Francis, who recently claimed the thing he missed most was being able to slip out for a pizza, received a special delivery from a stranger as he waved to crowds during a visit to Naples.
Dozens of Royal Python snakes have been stolen from a flat.
Footage of relatives risking life and limb to help children pass state exams in India has gone viral.
A syringe of poison the Kray twins planned to use to intimidate a witness and three gallstones found in the drain of an acid bath murderer will be seen by the public for the first time when the Met
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Emergency services have come to the rescue after 4.5 tonnes of live catfish slipped out of the back of a lorry in China.
Sweden's Eurovision finalist was chosen at the weekend - but for many it was the bespectacled 48-year-old who signed the songs for deaf people who stole the show.
Mitt Romney has had his share of fights in American politics, but now he is entering a different ring altogether.
Ikea has reportedly banned thousands of people from playing hide-and-seek in its stores in the Netherlands.
A woman walking past a pizza shop in Colorado was hit by a car, landed on its bonnet and was pushed through a glass window into the premises.
A bird dubbed the "terror owl" by the residents of a Dutch city has been caught after it attacked more than 50 people.
A California lottery winner has missed out on his $1m prize because he lost his lucky ticket, officials say.
A bride in India walked away from her wedding minutes before she was due to marry because the groom could not add up.
More than 100 substances including ecstasy and ketamine have effectively been legalised in Ireland - but not for long.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been attempting to show off his feminist credentials - by handing out make-up during an airbase visit on International Women's Day.
A cheeky Chihuahua was found in a woman's checked-in luggage at a New York City airport.
A man mocked for his dance moves is set for a "party of a lifetime" with hundreds of women - and potentially Hollywood stars - after an online campaign tracked him down.
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