Peer over the edge of GINORMOUS open pit diamond mine

Peer over the edge of GINORMOUS open pit diamond mine

Even spectacular drone footage of the Mir open pit diamond mine, filmed in the Siberian town of Mirny. With a diameter of 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) and plunging 525 metres (1,722 feet) into the Earth’s crust, the Mir mine is one of the largest man...
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Prosthetic paws give Russian amputee cat a new lease on life

Prosthetic paws give Russian amputee cat a new lease on life

An extraordinary series of operations were conducted on an amputee cat nicknamed Redhead to give it the chance to once again walk on all four paws. With the help of 3D-printed prosthetics, the cat now lives a normal life and even “defends itself f...
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Clashes erupt between student protesters and police in Chile

Clashes erupt between student protesters and police in Chile

Violent clashes erupted in Santiago as students protested against the introduction of a bill that would grant schools wide-ranging authority to expel students involved in riots. The bill, named the Safe Classroom (Aula Segura) aims to strengthen t...
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‘A special type of ugly’ - Scamp the Tramp crowned champ of the manky mongrels

‘A special type of ugly’ - Scamp the Tramp crowned champ of the manky mongrels

Dreadlocked, buck-toothed, cross-eyed Scamp the Tramp was declared the world's ugliest dog at a contest in Petaluma, California. The nearly-three-decade old competition is open all breeds and sizes with the aim of showing that all animals can be l...
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Massive Lego Star Wars X-Wing fighter showcased at Paris Air Show

Massive Lego Star Wars X-Wing fighter showcased at Paris Air Show

A Star Wars x-wing fighter made completely from Lego was showcased at the Paris Air Show, delighting Star Wars, aviation and Lego fans alike! The futuristic fighter, which became an icon from its debut in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was buil...
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World's longest feather boa sets new world record in NYC's Times Square

World's longest feather boa sets new world record in NYC's Times Square

The new world record for the longest feather boa was set in New York City, with a festive show in Times Square in celebration of World Pride. The 1.2 mile (1,919.5 metres) long rainbow boa, took around two weeks to sew. It consists of a thousand s...
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Make Farming Sexy Again: Bavarian models pose for farm-girl calendar

Make Farming Sexy Again: Bavarian models pose for farm-girl calendar

Six Bavarian models posed for the state's annual farm-girl calendar at a shooting session in Wessling. The publication is sponsored by the Bavarian Young Farming Community aiming to highlight the importance of agriculture.
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Hopefuls inhale HUNDREDS of Hooters chicken wings in eating contest

Hopefuls inhale HUNDREDS of Hooters chicken wings in eating contest

At least 200 people gathered to enjoy the nail-biting 2019 Hooters Worldwide Wing-Eating Championships in South Lake Tahoe, California. Twelve contestants fought for $10,000 prize by eating hundreds of chicken wings in just ten minutes. The winner...
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Former drug lord's $1.6 MILLION ranch to go under the hammer

Former drug lord's $1.6 MILLION ranch to go under the hammer

A ranch in Naucalpan, once owned by drug lord Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as La Barbie, is set to go up for auction on June 23. According to reports, the surface of the ranch is around 21,000 square metres. It has a main house, more than 3...
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Children in Afghanistan forced to study in sweltering heat as attacks on schools soar

Children in Afghanistan forced to study in sweltering heat as attacks on schools soar

Half a million Afghan children are reportedly being denied their right to education, as attacks on schools have soared across the country, according to UNICEF. Children are now resorting to studying outside in the sweltering heat, and have a lack ...
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When trash becomes art

When trash becomes art

Russian pensioner sees 'gems' in piles of waste
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Palestinian man creates very own ZOO in Gaza Strip apartment

Palestinian man creates very own ZOO in Gaza Strip apartment

A Palestinian man has provided animals with a place of sanctuary in the besieged Gaza Strip, by creating his very own zoo in his apartment in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Rasheed Anbar cares for about 40 animals, and hopes to provide ch...
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Give your fat dog a work out at the Corgis' Pool Party in Shanghai

Give your fat dog a work out at the Corgis' Pool Party in Shanghai

The Corgi Shanghai Group hosted a pool party especially for corgi dogs and their owners, to get some much needed exercise, in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai. 150 short-legged corgis and their owners were invited to the event, where the fury ...
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"I Love Ushguli"

"I Love Ushguli"

Young boy from the most remote village in Georgia learned several languages to show the tourists from around the world the beauty of his region.
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Toronto shooting triggers stampede, leaves four injured

Toronto shooting triggers stampede, leaves four injured

A victory parade for the Toronto Raptors basketball team, was interrupted by gunfire, causing a stampede among the huge crowd. Shots were fired in Nathan Phillips Square, inuring four people. Three arrests have been made and investigations are on...
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Caravaggio painting set to fetch up to €150m at auction

Caravaggio painting set to fetch up to €150m at auction

Auction house Drouot Patrimoine showed a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Caravaggio in Paris ahead of it being auctioned off in Toulouse for an estimated 100 to 150 million euros. The painting, discovered five years ago in an attic in Toulo...
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Rat-themed bar opens with a squeak in San Francisco

Rat-themed bar opens with a squeak in San Francisco

The San Francisco Dungeon is offering a rat-themed pop-up bar. Guests can sip on rat-themed cocktails - such as the Ama-RAT-o sour- as they mingle with domesticated rats supplied by local pet adoption agency. Tickets are priced at US$50 (€44.50) a...
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Adorable ‘Playboy’ bunnies become internet sensation

Adorable ‘Playboy’ bunnies become internet sensation

Two pet bunnies broke the internet in China's northernmost province Heilongjiang, where social media users say they look like the Playboy logo. Their owner Tao, filmed herself cutting the hair of one of the bunnies which then went viral and got 4 ...
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Man builds car from scratch after suffering injuries at Gaza border demos

Man builds car from scratch after suffering injuries at Gaza border demos

A Palestinian man from Gaza, who suffered multiple injuries during 'Great March of Return' protests, has built a car from scratch as he undergoes a months-long recovery. Ali, who lives in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, recounte...
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Indian farmer builds lean mean TREE CLIMBING machine!

Indian farmer builds lean mean TREE CLIMBING machine!

A farmer from India's Bantwal, has designed a unique machine, that speeds up trees to harvest betel nuts. The machine costs about $1,000 / €955) and the farmer has already got 300 offers to build the same machines, after his invention went viral ...
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Ruling family of Qatar auctions off Indian royal jewels and artefacts

Ruling family of Qatar auctions off Indian royal jewels and artefacts

Christie's Auction House introduced the "Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence" sale where about 400 storied treasures from a collection of Indian royal jewels and artefacts belonging to the ruling family of Qatar, Al Thani, will be auctioned at the Roc...
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San Fran startup shows off new 3D printed moon

San Fran startup shows off new 3D printed moon

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, San Francisco-based startup AstroReality (AR) showcased a perfected version of their 3D Printed LUNAR. Designers spent two-and-a-half years improving the details of the small globe displaying the Moo...
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On your marks, get set, PRETZEL! Competitors scoff salty snacks at Rhode Island contest

On your marks, get set, PRETZEL! Competitors scoff salty snacks at Rhode Island contest

A pretzel-eating contest drew enthusiastic crowds to a local bar in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, as part of an annual festival in the city. The contest, which had 12 participants including 10 ranked competitive eaters. Competitors were challen...
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Donut stop! California man eats 46 donuts in 8 min and wins top prize!

Donut stop! California man eats 46 donuts in 8 min and wins top prize!

Twenty-seven-year-old Matt Stonie defended his champion title in the World Donut-Eating Championship after eating 46 glazed donuts in eight minutes in San Diego. The contest was held on the National Donut Day and organized by the Salvation Army o...
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Einstein's letters go under the hammer at NYC auction

Einstein's letters go under the hammer at NYC auction

Christie's auction house in New York City is putting up a group of Einstein letters for auction on June 12. A collection of three series of letters, one of a personal nature and two professional made up the collection. One of Einstein's letters to...
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Tony Soprano’s iconic mob boss mansion goes on sale for $3.4m in New Jersey

Tony Soprano’s iconic mob boss mansion goes on sale for $3.4m in New Jersey

Fictional mobster Tony Soprano’s New Jersey mansion, complete with its four bedrooms, two garages, pool, and detached guesthouse, is going on sale in North Caldwell, New Jersey at an initial asking price of $3.4 million (€3 million).
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Scorpion venom farmed for profit in Afghanistan and headed for export

Scorpion venom farmed for profit in Afghanistan and headed for export

A team of researchers have produced Afghanistan's first-ever batch of licensed scorpion venom and are preparing to export the product to the US. One scorpion produces, at the most, just two milligrammes of venom at a time. According to the farm's ...
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Meet the ten-year-old female footy player who’s showing the boys how it's done

Meet the ten-year-old female footy player who’s showing the boys how it's done

Natalia Pereira, a ten-year-old football-playing prodigy, has made it to the professional boys category in her hometown of Florianopolis. Nati is the first female player to ever achieve the accomplishment and nothing seems to stop her from climbin...
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 Immaculately-preserved 30,000-year-old wolf head found in Siberia

Immaculately-preserved 30,000-year-old wolf head found in Siberia

The head of a giant Pleistocene wolf was discovered in the Abyisky district in the north of Yakutia in July 2018.
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Alone on the wrong side of Israel's separation barrier

Alone on the wrong side of Israel's separation barrier

The Hajajlas' house is considered a part of the village, but has been on the Israeli side of the barrier since the wall was errected. To facilitate their access to the village and access to the necessary supplies, a gate was created under a tunnel...
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Peruvian Rapunzel hopes to reach world record for longest locks

Peruvian Rapunzel hopes to reach world record for longest locks

Noemi Elizabeth Romero Huaman, a woman from Peru known as the 'Peruvian Rapunzel' aims to break the world record for longest hair. The 24-year-old woman has 1.78 metre (5.8 feet) long hair that takes up to an hour to wash, comb and braid, and she ...
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Wax figure or real-life person? This Chinese guard wows passersby

Wax figure or real-life person? This Chinese guard wows passersby

The apparent wax-figure-like appearance of a security guard at one of China's shopping malls has wowed customers and occasional passersby. The 25-year old security guard, Yang Jian, bears an uncanny resemblance to a wax sculpture as he stands com...
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Take a tour of the ghost town of Pripyat in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

Take a tour of the ghost town of Pripyat in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

Take a bird's eye tour of Pripyat, the ghost town that was at the centre of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Drone footage shows the abandoned houses and parks, as well as the infamous reactor, in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The area was exp...
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Man with cerebral palsy holds Guinness world record for creating ORIGAMI with 'sleight of mouth'

Man with cerebral palsy holds Guinness world record for creating ORIGAMI with 'sleight of mouth'

Gao Guangli, 28-year old man with congenital cerebral palsy, showcased his ability on camera in his home in Tushanqiao Village, Shandong Province. Guangli holds a Guinness world record for the fastest time to make an origami boat with the mouth.
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Huawei Taco-ver: Mexican restaurant offers free tacos to Huawei owners after US ban

Huawei Taco-ver: Mexican restaurant offers free tacos to Huawei owners after US ban

La Taqueria Taquitos in Mexico City is nacho usual restaurant – after recent US trade restrictions and Google blocking the telecoms giant from using Android apps, the restaurant starting offer free tacos to hungry Huawei owners as consolation for ...
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1 Euro houses lure in property buyers to the Sicilian town of Sambuca

1 Euro houses lure in property buyers to the Sicilian town of Sambuca

The fear of turning into a 'ghost town' has pushed the Sicilian town of Sambuca to revamp its livelihood by auctioning off empty houses starting at 1 euro ($1.12). A city of 5,000 people started selling its houses to foreigners at the starting pri...
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This Russian zoo now has a newcomer – a wonderful ‘Zebroid’ has come to life

This Russian zoo now has a newcomer – a wonderful ‘Zebroid’ has come to life

The child of Vanda the Zebra and Zhorik the Donkey is only few days old and zoo workers are coming up with a name for the baby. This is the second zebroid registered in Russia and soon anyone will be able to visit Vanda and her child.
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Five-year-old rescued black bear finds new home

Five-year-old rescued black bear finds new home

Five-year-old Mikola the bear was once the star of the travelling circus in Russia until he was kicked out for unfitness for work. The bear ended up living in dreadful conditions in the Kemerovo region, before he was discovered by animal protectio...
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Hyperrealistic masks let owners look like their PETS

Hyperrealistic masks let owners look like their PETS

Many often comment on the likeness between an owner and their pet. A company in Tokyo, Japan, pushes that to the extreme, offering custom-made ultra-realistic masks of your pet. Though dogs are the most common request, Michika has also gotten orde...
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Young elk rescued from power plant in Russia

Young elk rescued from power plant in Russia

A young elk got stuck in a tunnel at a power plant in Russia's Chelyabinsk. According to reports, the animal got into the tunnel through a nearby river. While struggling to get out on his own, the elk hurt himself. A group of animal enthusiasts la...
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Is this for me? Downing Street cat strolls down red carpet instead of Trump!

Is this for me? Downing Street cat strolls down red carpet instead of Trump!

Larry, 10 Downing Street's resident cat and 'Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office,' was spotted strutting his stuff outside 10 Downing Street, as UK Prime Minister Theresa May met with US President Donald Trump.
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Shaolin monks perform BACKBREAKING feats of strength at Beijing demo

Shaolin monks perform BACKBREAKING feats of strength at Beijing demo

Students from the Beijing Shaolin Martial Arts School displayed the kung fu technique called 'iron bridge' or 'iron back' in Beijing which requires the learner to lay flat in a stiff position suspended in mid-air, supported only by their neck and ...
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See the women of Dagestan make salt just like they did 500-years-ago

See the women of Dagestan make salt just like they did 500-years-ago

For the last 500 years, women from this small village in Dagestan have been making salt through a special ancient method. The process is long and laborious, and there's never a shortage of customers, as the salt is valued for it's distinctive tast...
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Don't look down! Tourists brave world’s longest glass bridge in China

Don't look down! Tourists brave world’s longest glass bridge in China

The world’s longest glass bridge was opened to the public at Huaxi World Adventure Park, in east China's Jiangsu Province, earlier this year. Hanging more than 100 metres above ground level, the 518-metre long bridge is reportedly made of special...
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Competitors sound off at the European DEER CALLING Champs

Competitors sound off at the European DEER CALLING Champs

Competitors from thirteen countries descended upon Krasniy Bor, Belarus for the European Deer Calling Championships. Participants compete in imitating a variety of deer moods, including a mating call or a cry of victory after a fight with another ...
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This dinosaur learned to walk on two legs after crawling on four

This dinosaur learned to walk on two legs after crawling on four

The Mussaurus patagonicus species of dinosaur shifted from using four legs when it was born, to using two as it grew older, just like a human. Scientists in La Plata made the discovery by using the bones to make a 3D reconstruction. The Mussaurus ...
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Lumberjacks go axe-to-axe at Timbersports Championships

Lumberjacks go axe-to-axe at Timbersports Championships

Lumberjacks went axe-to-axe at the STIHL Timbersports Champion 2019 at Tjoloholm Castle near the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Contenders competed in four rounds - stock saw, single buck, standing block chop and underhand chop, with the fastest athl...
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Clowning around! Peru’s clowns celebrate national day

Clowning around! Peru’s clowns celebrate national day

Hundreds of clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima for Peruvian Clown Day. The Cultural Association of Clowns and Circus Performers of Peru (ACPACP) marches on 25 May every year in honour of J...
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