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Cake and birthdays go hand in hand. However, on her first birthday, Akeesha Rose from County Down received an extra special scrumptious treat.
When copy writer Josh Thompson received an ominous email from his bosses asking to discuss his role at the company, he knew he was facing redundancy.
Want to know the best way to kill a cockroach? Well, first inject some powerful neurotoxins directly into its brain. This will make the bug compliant; it won't try to fly away and will bend to your will...
The remains of more than 2,000 foetuses have been found at the Illinois home of a former abortion doctor. The family of Dr Ulrich Klopfer discovered the remains while sorting through the doctor's property after his death on 3 September...
Boris Johnson did not believe in Brexit during the referendum campaign and backed Leave "because it would help his political career", says David Cameron...
Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags.
Magnet fishing - where people hunt for metal submerged in canals and rivers - is increasing in popularity, with thousands uploading videos of their finds on YouTube. But there are stark warnings to be heard over this potentially dangerous hobby.
Using "time outs" to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the "naughty step" strategy, children's anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found...
When Emma Wyatt-Haines lay in her hospital bed after smashing a vertebrae "to pieces" in a skiing accident in the Alps, she feared if she'd walk again. Four years and three back operations later, the 30-year-old doctor - and her artificial vertebrae - is preparing for a 140-mile all-day Ironman...
The billionaire Sackler family "funnelled" at least $1bn (£800m) to different banks, including accounts in Switzerland, officials said. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, which is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis through drugs like OxyContin...
There has been a burglary overnight at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Officers were called after a break-in at the Woodstock stately home was reported at 04:57 BST, Thames Valley Police said.
Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists - and they live up to the competition's name...
The CIA has declassified details of its secret Cold War spy-pigeon missions. The files reveal how pigeons were trained for clandestine missions photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union.
Lübeck is sometimes called the city of the seven spires. Soaring medieval churches dominate its skyline, and help define its history. But Lübeck had its heyday at the heart of the Hanseatic world.
Research measuring if there is a difference in temperature between the left and right testicles is one of the winners of this year's spoof Nobel prizes. Fertility experts Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa measured the temperature of French postmen's testicles, both naked and clothed...
It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents...
YouTube's algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found...
The remains of a man who went missing two decades ago in Florida have been found in a submerged car visible on Google Maps. William Moldt, was reported missing from Lantana, Florida, on 7 November 1997.
The Airbus A330-243 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Cancun, Mexico, had to land in Shannon, Ireland, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports. This was because the pilots' audio control panels (ACP) started melting and there was smoke in the cockpit...
An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could come from outside our Solar System. If so, it would be the second interstellar object after the elongated body known as 'Oumuamua was identified in 2017...

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