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Penguins mob author at book launch

Penguins mob author at book launch

An author enjoyed an audience with a difference when he launched his new thriller in front of 4,000 emperor penguins.

Seal found stranded in inland field

Seal found stranded in inland field

A bid to recover a seal found stranded in a field is under way.

The truth about your Christmas veg

The truth about your Christmas veg

A team of experts has drawn up a list of 12 little-known vegetable-related facts, which kicks off with a cast-iron excuse to shun Brussels sprouts on Christmas Day.

Charity pleased hat's no animal

Charity pleased hat's no animal

An animal charity called to the aid of what was believed to be an injured parrot was surprised to discover the "bird" was actually a Christmas hat.

Giant salamander a hit at zoo

Giant salamander a hit at zoo

The newest arrival at ZSL London Zoo is proving a hit, despite not being everyone's idea of a cute critter.
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Miraculous escape for cyclist

Miraculous escape for cyclist

A cyclist in China miraculously avoided serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck in an incident caught on CCTV.
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'Superman' held after police punch

'Superman' held after police punch

Police have arrested a Superman lookalike for throwing a punch at an officer - and not a very good one at that.
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Santa Paws viewers to dogs' rescue

Santa Paws viewers to dogs' rescue

America's first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless four-legged friends.
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Player fined £420k for no licence

Player fined £420k for no licence

German football international Marco Reus says he has no idea why he never bothered to take a driving test after he was fined 540,000 euro (£423,000) for driving without a licence.
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'Deepest fish' found in Pacific

'Deepest fish' found in Pacific

Scientists have discovered the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific.
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