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Lizard in salad becomes class pet

An American chameleon which was hiding in a child's salad has become the pet of a class in Riverside Elementary School, New Jersey.

Science teacher seizes learning opportunity after lizard is found hiding in a kindergarten child's salad greens.

Meet the Johnny Cash tarantula

The "Johnny Cash" tarantula, or Aphonopelma johnnycashi, is one of 14 new species of tarantulas identified.

If one bites you, it will burn, burn, burn like a ring of fire.

Sinkhole swallows car in Peru video

Passers-by rescue a family from a 5m wide sinkhole after the road collapses under their car in Trujillo, Peru.

The five metre-wide chasm swallowed a car, trapping a family inside.

Cars sink as 'car park' melts video

Cars sink into Lake Geneva at Winter Fest event

Fifteen drivers could only watch as their vehicles sunk into the freezing waters at a festival.

Brazil suffers amid Zika fallout

The mosquito-borne Zika virus is causing shockwaves around the world.

Devastating virus sees travellers skip South America, as countries ban blood donations and doctors puzzle over birth defects.

Dark, distant, lonely place for murder

Craig Creek Road, in Blacksburg, Virginia, where authorities say two Virginia Tech students planned to kill a 13-year-old girl.

When two Virginia Tech students plotted to kill a young teen, they picked an out of the way location.

America shown its future fighter gallery video

Formation flying. Northrop Grumman features its conceptual sixth-generation fighter jet of the future in a new commercial likely to air during the Super Bowl.

They have no tail and they're likely to armed with lasers. Will America buy them?

Watch: 83 days of cuteness video

Nora taking a snooze in bed.

Watch as this three-month-old polar bear grows from sleepy bub to confident, curious youngster.

Boy, 11, jailed for murder of girl, 8

McKayla Dyer was shot while she played outside her home in Tennesse.

She refused to show him some puppies. He came back with a shotgun.

Backing a losing team could make you fat

Fans revel in the stands at the NRL Auckland Nines.

A bumper weekend at NRL Auckland Nines could leave sports fans waking up hungrier than usual.

Haiti protesters stone man to death

A man steps on an unidentified man in military style clothes who was stoned to death.

Haiti slipped deeper into unrest as a mob of protesters beat a man to death with stones.

Kiwi captain accused over deaths

Stephen Fossi, left, is facing a trial in the British Virgin Islands for manslaughter.

A boat captain accused of killing two passengers after a night out drinking was "grossly negligent", a court has heard.

Who's the mommy?

American teen Kaylan Mahomes, centre, and her mum and sister - but which one's the mother?

While the rest of the world freaks out over this gorgeous trio, we say who cares which one's the mum, just give us their beauty secrets.

Kissing could spread Zika

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Brazil.

Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a biomedical research institution said.

Calls for calm after NK missile video

North Korea say this month's rocket launch will be to help develop its space programme.

The United States has deployed missile defence systems to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch.

Red faces as Obama meets Warriors video

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US President jokes with NBA champs, talking golf, secret service distractions and life after politics.

One dead, two seriously hurt video

Emergency crews survey a massive construction crane collapse on a street in downtown Manhattan in New York, which killed one person.

One person dead when a crane collapsed in lower Manhattan, smashing roofs of parked cars, authorities say.

'Bonnie and Clyde' on the run in US

Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper.

Couple who allegedly pulled off a series of robberies told man they abducted they wanted to wed in Florida.

Smirking Shkreli calls lawyers 'imbeciles' video

Martin Shkreli declined to answer questions from US lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5000 per cent.

World's 'most hated' man sparks outrage at US congressional hearing.

Q&A: How long can Zika stay in semen?

Diagnosing Zika is difficult because its symptoms can mimic those of other mosquito-borne diseases.

Here is the latest on what you need to know about the Zika virus, sex, and blood donations.

Day in the life of a Trump reporter

Donald Trump makes a face at his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

Being told you are an idiot is a daily part of the job.

Animal shelter shoots surplus dogs

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Outraged residents in small US town petition to get rid of the practice, which is legal in the state of Oklahoma.

Photo booth snaps thief

The man who allegedly stole US$75 from a photo booth in Funway Amusements arcade and bowling alley.

If you are going to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.

Run-DMC to open Super Bowl show

Rappers Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels and Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons of RUN DMC performs during the 2014 Music Midtown Festival.

The NFL gets set to Walk This Way.

Family bound, stabbed to death

The bodies were found in different parts of the house, Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said at a press conference.

Five adults and one child found tied up and stabbed to death in a Chicago house, police say.

Emergency landing for Trump

Officials haven't said how long Trump's Boeing 757 plane - seen here on a trip to Texas - was on the ground.

Engine trouble has forced Donald Trump's plane down.

'The mother I'm supposed to be'

Gwen Hartley and her daughters Lola and Claire.

Gwen has two girls with microcephaly. It's not the life she would have chosen, but in a way it's perfect.

$150m splurged on US vote ads

Money gushing into New Hampshire as presidential candidates see make-or-break moment for campaigns.

Money gushing into New Hampshire as presidential candidates see make-or-break moment for campaigns.

Zika virus: Aussies have answer?

Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and each year infects an estimated 390 million people worldwide

Australian scientists may have breakthrough with method designed to combat dengue fever.

'Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it'

"Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!" Trump tweeted.

Beaten Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump comes out swinging.

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