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New low for Gascoigne as he exposes himself in the street

There were new fears for Paul Gascoigne after he accidentally exposed himself in the street. The football icon — heading to buy booze in only a dressing gown — stumbled barefooted from his flat with a bent cigarette hanging from his lips. Slurring his words, Gazza, 49, climbed into a taxi before returning with a bottle of gin, cigs and ...

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Eagle tries to carry off Australian boy

A wedge-tailed eagle tried to fly away with a terrified boy at a popular wildlife show in central Australia. A crowd of stunned onlookers watched the enormous bird latch its talons onto the screaming boy’s head during a show at Alice Springs Desert Park. Witnesses said the bird attempted to pick him up “like a small animal”. The boy – ...

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Bullfighter and runner die, two others gored in Spanish bull festivals

A bullfighter and a man participating in a village bull-run were killed in Spain on Saturday, while another two men were gored by the animals at the world-famous festival in the town of Pamplona. Victor Barrio, a 29-year-old professional bullfighter, was killed when a bull’s horn pierced his chest in front of spectators as he competed in a fight in ...

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12 die in Indonesia traffic jam

At least 12 people have died of dehydration and exhaustion while sitting in traffic in Indonesia. Traffic filled up three lanes for several days on the island of Java. Crowds travelling to their home villages to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan converged around a single traffic junction, where building work forced them to wait. Most victims ...

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Woman pleads guilty in loud sex case, sentenced to 90 days in jail

A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for having sex so loudly it shook her neighbor’s furniture, then threatening her row house neighbors for complaining. Twenty-five-year-old Amanda Marie Warfel has been jailed since March 22. The York Daily Record reports the woman pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 45 to 90 days in jail, which she’s already ...

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Woman causes 7 hour flight delay after insisting on immediate divorce

Disgruntled plane passengers had a fellow traveller to blame for a seven hour delay – after she decided she didn’t want to fly and demanded an immediate divorce . Reports suggest the unnamed woman in her 40s boarded the aircraft with several hundred passengers flying from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia. Shortly after, she apparently told cabin crew that she needed ...

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Man builds ‘Noah’s ark’ to prove Bible was right

A man has built a £77million replica of Noah’s ark to prove that the story actually happened. Back in 2010 Ken Ham, who believes everything in the Bible should be taken literally, announced that his organisation Answers in Genesis would construct the 510-foot-long ship in Kentucky. Since then, scientists have been arguing that it would be detrimental to children’s education – taking particular umbrage with ...

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Boston cabbie shocked at $100 reward for returning $187,000 left in his taxi

A Boston taxi cab driver is disappointed he only received a $100 reward after returning $187,000 cash lost in his car. “I thought maybe he would give $500 or $1,000, maybe one of those bundles,” Raymond (Buzzy) MacCausland, the lucky cabbie who found the fortune told the Daily News. MacCausland was driving a homeless man who had inherited his riches ...

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Man crushed to death by his 20-stone wife who also died in freak accident

An obese woman slipped on a staircase and crushed her husband – killing both of them in a tragic freak accident. Manjula Vithlani, 68, of Ramdham, India, fell as she hurried to check on her ill son Ashish on the floor above. Her husband Natvarlal suffered fatal head injuries when her 20 stone frame toppled onto him. Ashish, who was ...

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How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare

Two hours had passed – maybe three. I couldn’t tell. The dense jungle canopy above me had eliminated what little moonlight there was and plunged me into inky blackness deep in the Zambian bush. I lay very still, listening for the armed rebels and wondering how long it was until daybreak, not knowing if I’d survive to see it. With ...

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