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Belgian racing pigeon New Kim sells for record £1.4m in mystery bidding war between 'Super Duper' and 'Hitman'
A female racing pigeon from Belgium called New Kim has been sold for a record €1.6m (£1.4m) to a mystery Chinese buyer at an online auction.
Monkeys in Finland zoo prefer traffic noises over nature sounds
Monkeys in a zoo in Finland have shown a "significant" preference for traffic sounds over jungle noises, researchers have found.
Pet parrot saves man from house fire in Australia
A man's pet parrot has saved him from a fire that gutted his house.
Rotterdam: Train saved from plunging 10m into water... by a whale tail sculpture
A train that shot through a stop block was saved from a dramatic plunge into the water below - by a sculpture of a whale's tail.
Politician stuffed £4,500 in the underpants he was wearing during raid by anti-corruption police
A key ally of Brazil's president has been arrested after anti-corruption officers discovered a wad of banknotes in the underpants he was wearing.
Bungling burglar who left name and address at crime scene jailed
A bungling burglar who left behind a rucksack containing his name and address at the scene of a crime has been jailed for four years.