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Italians cheer on wild bear’s ‘Great Escape’

The bear climbs over a four-metre high and 7,000-volt electric fence to freedom.

Statue on Slovenia’s Melania tourist trail divides opinion

The life-size statue on the outskirts of Sevnica is the brainchild of 39-year-old American conceptual artist Brad Downey.

Soap actress offers ‘motivation’ for Peru player to beat Chile

Stephanie Cayo announces her offer on twitter and the post generated 8,000 likes and more than 7,000 comments.

‘Wonder of nature’: Serbia’s ultra-expensive donkey cheese

One kilo of Serbia's one-of-a-kind donkey cheese costs €1,000.

No ‘Endgame’ for Marvel fan: he’s seen ‘Avengers’ film 110 times

Alanis has been chronicling his trips to see the movie on Twitter, posting a picture of himself at each viewing with his ticket stub.

Florida air conditioning pioneer first dismissed as a crank

Gorrie was once described by a New York Globe writer as a crank 'who thinks he can make ice by his machine as good as God Almighty.'

US congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez back behind the bar in minimum wage push

Ocasio-Cortez says she still has the muscle memory from working 18-hour shifts as a waitress.

Hollywood star Fanning faints because of ‘tight dress’

Fanning has a gruelling schedule of movie-viewing and soiree appearances as a member of this year’s jury at the Cannes film festival.

Want Alpine thrills? Try competitive paper plane flying

The winner of each category will take home a world title in a showdown which had its own qualifying tournament spread across 58 countries.

Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank

It took seven months for the public to notice 'responsibility' was repeatedly misspelt in the text of Cowan's 1921 maiden speech.

‘The King’ of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic...

The jailhouse rocker performed his military service there, and the town remains all shook up about its celebrated visitor.

Shanghai exhibit draws egg-lovers and selfie-takers

The Egg House in Shanghai is where an apparently unhealthy interest in eggs and selfies meets Alice in Wonderland.

‘Too heavy ‘ – Pogba’s brother turned down by German third-tier...

Mathias, the 27-year-old brother of Manchester United and France star Paul, is currently out of contract having picked up an injury.

‘Intelligent’ crows to pick up litter at French theme park

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park.

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

Supported by a youth movement with links to the nation's ruling party, more than 23,000 people took part in the six-month weaving marathon outside Phnom Penh's Royal Palace.

Bird’s nest almost upends major Canada music festival

In less than two weeks, an estimated 300,000 music fans are expected to flock to the capital city's riverfront Lebreton Flats neighbourhood for the annual Bluesfest.

Sex, sports and rock ‘n’ roll… Mexican election style

Striking suggestive poses in her underwear, Ana Sofia Orellana is waging an unusual campaign for the legislature in the state of Puebla -- on the dating app Tinder.

“The Germans somehow win” – Lineker updates famous quote

Lineker, 57, once famously said: "Football is a simple game -- 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."

Rats break into ATM, munch through $18,000 in cash

The rats munched through an estimated 1.2 million rupees ($18,000) worth of hard currency, local media reported.

Japan worker’s pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

The official, who works at the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, began his designated lunch break early 26 times over the space of seven months, according to a city spokesman.

Iceland crowned as champs of economic World Cup, according to study

The study measured the World Cup competitors by analyzing their inflation, unemployment, stock market, spread of credit default swaps, and Gini coefficient.

Pot of gold found in abandoned French house

Le Bihan said the owner of the house "was not surprised" by the find as his grandfather was a coin collector.

FBI agent’s gun discharges during dance floor backflip

A video obtained by local television stations shows the lanky male agent -- a crowd off to his side -- putting in some energetic dance moves before executing his backflip.

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks internet debates

An audio snippet is causing internet debate which features two camp: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"?