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A performer participates in the parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London.

Partygoers invaded London to celebrate Caribbean culture in a surge of colour and music.

Dad 'stabbed wife, sons, self'

Irish police are investigating the deaths.

The three boys were found dead in their bedrooms in Ireland, while their parents' bodies were downstairs.

An intriguing signal from space video

The Allen Telescope Array is trying to find the source of a signal from deep space picked up by Russian astronomers.

An unexplained signal from space has alien hunters buzzing, and some a bit peeved.

World's first head transplant planned video

Valery Spiridonov, a man who has volunteered to be the first person to undergo a head transplant, attends a news ...

Surgeons hope to do the world's first human head transplant - and a head has been offered. But is it "junk science"?

I wish I gave them both fingers video

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel received both criticism and applause for the gesture.

Germany's second-in-command flipped the bird to a group of neo-Nazis. His regret? He wishes he'd been ruder.

Lightning strike kills 300 reindeer

Officials are yet to figure out what to do with all the reindeer.

Hundreds of reindeer met a sad end on a Norwegian plateau during a freak storm.

Attack at Belgium crime lab video

A partially-destroyed part of the Belgium's National Institute of Criminology.

Police investigate whether building was set alight by terrorists or organised crime group.

Iceland's largest volcano starts to rumble

An aerial view of a volcanic eruption between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers on March 24, 2010.

Two sizeable quakes in Iceland's largest volcano, Katla, have put the country on alert.

Swimmer dies crossing Channel

Nick Thomas has died in his attempt to cross the English Channel.

Nick Thomas, an experienced swimmer, got into difficulty less than a mile from the French finish line.

Winners hit by lottery curse

A growing number of married couples split after winning the lottery, nick-named the "lottery curse".

UK lotto winners divorce after husband discovers wife is having an affair with one of Britain's richest men.

Hen's party's muddy rescue

The hen's party with their rescuers. L- R: Buster Hart, Harry Eaton, Ann Peters, Amy Sanderson, Laura White, Natalie ...

British bride-to-be wanted a "no fuss" day. She ended up being rescued by a lifeboat.

Teen feared pic backlash

Phoebe Connop.

Phoebe Connop, who took her own life, feared being branded a racist over a joke photo.

Dog won't leave master's coffin video

The dog waited by the coffin.

Heartbreaking video shows spaniel lying loyally alongside the coffin of earthquake victim owner.

'Block mafia' from quake rebuild video

Firefighters stand next to a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy.

Anti-mafia prosecutor says organised crime gangs infiltrated lucrative construction contracts after previous quakes.

Base jumper 'filmed death live'

A still from the video which was posted on Facebook.

Daredevil was broadcasting live to Facebook during a wingsuit stunt which went tragically wrong.

Why Finland has the best schools

In Finland, children don't receive formal academic training until the age of seven.

Finland, the world's most literate nation, has a history of producing the highest global test scores in the Western world.

Bodies found in hotel rubble

Rescuers work to recover the bodies of those who died in the collapsed Hotel Roma.

Italian rescue teams are struggling to recover the bodies of earthquake victims.

Pilots arrested for boozing

The pilots were accused of exceeding an alcohol limit.

Two United Airlines pilots nabbed in Scotland for allegedly drinking before flight to the US.

Queen Victoria's coronet for sale

The coronet was finally made by goldsmith Joseph Kitching in 1842, using stones which came from William IV and his queen ...

One of Queen Victoria's most important jewels is being sold for a $9.07 million asking price.

Couple drown in car plunge

"It looked like the car was reversing to park up, but went too far," one eyewitness told The Sun.

An elderly couple died after their car reversed off a 6-metre cliff while they tried to park.

Family 'distraught' over visa blunder

New Zealander Louise Talbot says her family has fallen into "a grey area" in Britain's immigration system.

Louise Talbot admits error over her family's UK immigration papers, but says they shouldn't be deported.

Quake victim's hug saved sister video

Pescara del Tronto was devastated by the quake.

As Italy's earthquake struck, nine-year-old Giulia Rinaldo spent her last moments holding her little sister Giorgia.

Wedged truck knocks down bridge

The truck's roof was shorn off in the collision.

Holiday chaos near London after too-tall truck hit an overpass, taking down a bridge onto a busy highway.

Italy grieves at state funeral

Relatives sit close to the coffins of victims of the earthquake in Ascoli Piceno, Italy during the funeral wake.

Thirty-five coffins were laid out as family members and top politicians came to say their final goodbyes.

Fire kills 17 in Moscow

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning,

Twelve people were rescued when a fire tore through a Russian printing works, claiming the lives of 17 employees.

Liberation in a burkini

Nadine Chalmers-Ross sees plenty of irony in the burkini crackdown in southern France

Opinion: The French reaction to Muslim beachwear shows humanity hasn't figured out how to admire the female form without being sleazy, writes Nadine Chalmers-Ross.

Thigh-deep in poo to save a phone video

Cato Berntsen Larsen struck a slight problem while fishing his friend's mobile phone from the bottom of a Norwegian ...

You have to ask yourself if anyone's phone is worth the price this friend paid.

Burkini bans a no go

A man wears a sign with the message, "Burkini = Liberty" outside the Conseil d'Etat after France's highest ...

France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits.

Kiwis prepared for prison

Louise Talbot says her fight with immigration authorities in the UK has been "an utter nightmare, so cruel".

The farming couple failed to renew their UK visas and now face deportation - but not without a fight.

Italy quake death toll hits 278

Rescue efforts are ongoing three days after a quake struck the mountainous heart of the country.

Hope of finding more survivors fade as rescue efforts in some of the stricken areas are called off.

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