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Deep inside a 'bottomless pit' video

An inside view of the crater of Iceland's dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano.

What it's like being lowered into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano?

Crowd lifts double decker bus off man video

Heave-ho! The crowd gets the bus off the ground.

The incredible strength and heroism of a crowd in London saving cyclist trapped under a bus is caught on video.

Russian fighters cast adrift

A man, who according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Alexander Alexandrov and is one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces.

From his hospital bed in Ukraine, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country.

Man loses fight with bear

A man who appears to have attacked a bear at a Polish zoo will appear in court on charges relating the fight.

A man has come off second-best after taking on a bear in its enclosure at a Warsaw zoo.

Drink challenge turns deadly

The man drank at least a litre of spirits.

Bartender sentenced to four months in prison for serving a man who later died 56 shots.

Putin backs Blatter, lambasts US extradition requests

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "Unfortunately, our American partners use such methods to achieve their selfish aims and illegally persecute people,"

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 World Cup and accused the US of meddling outside its jurisdiction.

UK takes hard line on EU reform

British voters will need convincing that staying in the European Union is the right thing to do.

EU must amend its founding treaties to accommodate Britain's renegotiation drive, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

A whodunit that dates back 430,000 years

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Archaeologists painstakingly piece together pre-Neanderthal skull to find the earliest known evidence of murder.

Ricky Gervais jokes about killing DJ

"Sometimes, I just want to stop the world and get off."

Ricky Gervais responds to the rabbit-killing controversy: “I just battered a Danish DJ to death with a bicycle pump to show how terrible murder is.”

Fifa rocked as US seeks extradition after arrests

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter is hoping to get re-elected this week.

The US is seeking to extradite Fifa corporate executives and officials, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed.

20,000 Germans evacuated due to WWII bomb

Pensioners leave their nursing home during their evacuation from a nearby World War II bomb found in Cologne, Germany.

About 20,000 residents in the German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate after authorities discovered a 200kg WWII bomb.

Dragged for miles under tram

German police officers secure evidence in front of an apartment in Oberursel.

A German man was dragged beneath a tram for more than 3 km (2 miles) and through seven stations, as passengers heard his screams.

Radio station kills rabbit on air video

Allan the rabbit, who was killed on air.

Radio station says show in which a baby rabbit was beaten to death live on air intended to show hypocrisy of animal lovers.

Bird photobombs Red Arrows

Bombs away! The bird taking on the planes.

Give seagulls half a chance and they'll steal anything. Even the (air) show.

Air France jet just missed mountain

An Air France flight in early May was said to narrowly miss Mount Cameroun, seen here through an aircraft window in 2008.

Air France jet with three dozen people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa, authorities say.

Teen's download leads to terrorism charges

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A 14-year-old Austrian boy gets two-year sentence for preparing to join Syrian militants and researching how to build a bomb, after downloading plans onto his Playstation.

Conservative wins Polish presidency

Presidential candidate of the Law and Justice Party Andrzej Duda casts his vote next to his wife Agata and daughter Kinga at a polling station in Krakow, Poland.

The old and the young joined forces in Poland to hand a surprising victory to conservative populist Andrzej Duda.

House of scandal up for sale

Appuldurcombe House, which was at the centre of a scandalous divorce trial in 1782, is for sale for six million pounds.

An English manor that was at the centre of one of the world's first celebrity divorce trials is for sale for ₤6 million.

Europe's last dictator flirts with the West

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting in Minsk, Belarus in February.

Top Western leaders are wooing Belarus' president, who has ruled his nation with an iron grip since 1994.

Shot with gun, not camera

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As she posed for a selfie, the gun went off.

Dutch families adopted WWII graves

Gennaro "Jerry" Palmento has a moment at his father Jerry Palmento's grave site at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial on Saturday.

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis and liberate Holland. The Dutch have never forgotten.

Fighter jets escort flight to New York video

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An Air France flight was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York after a threat.

Church needs 'reality check'

The Archbishop of Dublin wondered if the Catholic Church was reaching out to the young as it should.

A top Irish Catholic leader said that the Church needs a "reality check."

Cyclist speaks about running over toddler

Lucie with her injuries following the incident.

The 23-year-old cyclist says the event has ruined his life.

Police hunt Oxford University groundsman

Police look for triple murder suspect Jed Allen at Oxford University Parks in Oxford, England.

Police are searching for a former Oxford University groundsman following the murders of his mother, her daughter and a man believed to be her partner.

Greece cannot make IMF repayment

Greek Prime Minister lexis Tsipras faces perilous times as the country stares down a default.

Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors.

Cyclist hits double-decker bus video

Cyclist in Manchester should have stopped at red lights. He didn't and smacked right into a double-decker bus.

A bike running a red light and hitting a bus was caught on camera.

Presidential race too close to call

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski.

Poland has voted for a president in a run-off that is currently too close to call.

Prince Harry back with his ex?

Britain's Prince Harry visits his Sentembale charity's garden at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

'She's always been the one for him', and now Prince Harry is (apparently) back with Chelsy Davy.

Shops banned from throwing away food

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Supermarket interior, filled with the fruit and Vegetables of the shopping cart

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Supermarkets ordered to donate unused food to charity or animal food factories.

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