Hamburg's infamous red light district has found an unusual way of fighting back against drunken revellers who urinate on the walls.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to bring a Hillary Clinton action figure onto the market.
Nominations are now open for the annual Shed of the Year contest in which Britons each year show their eccentric affection for their garden refuges.
The patterned tie that ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford wore when he admitted smoking crack cocaine has been sold on eBay for more than £10,000.
Canadians have been asked to stop drawing Leonard Nimoy-inspired Mr Spock pictures on their $5 bank notes.
A photographer has captured an amazing picture of what appears to be a small weasel hitching a ride on a woodpecker's back.
A Yorkshire terrier got the shock of his life when he was kicked through the air by his owner as she practised yoga in her front room.
A Scottish backpacker has warmed hearts in New Zealand after leaving a romantic sign for a man she spotted running on a beach.
A Finnish motorist has been ordered to pay a whopping 54,000-euro £40,000) speeding fine.
A Japanese island which is home to just 22 people is being overrun by cats.
An Ayrshire woman could not believe her eyes when she saw what a hotel brought her after she ordered cheese and biscuits.
Two scantily clad men used a mobile soundsystem to turn a midweek shop at a West Yorkshire supermarket into a rave.
Early morning commuters on the Dortmund underground railway got a surprise - when a Ford Focus pulled into the station instead of a train.
Google's latest 'street view' trick gives people the chance to virtually slide down a zip-wire through the heart of the Amazon jungle.
A pair of confused llamas ran amok through streets in Arizona in a drama screened live on US news channels, sparking a social media sensation.
Residents in a Dutch town have been warned to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a spate of violent attacks by a rogue owl.
A pedigree cat has developed a liking for water and happily doggy paddles in the bath and even a swimming pool.
An Australian zoologist has been showing off his relationship with his animals - by sharing his bath with a crocodile.
A Belgian Shepherd dog and an owl have become unlikely best friends after being introduced by their owner.
A little girl who recently started feeding crows in her garden was surprised when the birds began bringing her presents in return.
A video of a heron surfing across a lake on the back of a hippopotamus is proving a viral hit online.
A police mugshot of a US woman - showing her open-mouthed in apparent shock - is going viral online.
A would be car thief tried to throw a brick through a car window only for it to bounce back and knock him unconscious.
A US man is facing charges after he ploughed his car through a crowd of 'zombies', injuring a woman, when his children became frightened.
US police have arrested a man who allegedly smashed up a hairdressing salon because he was unhappy with his haircut.
US police say a suspected drink driver appeared to fall asleep while having his mugshot photograph taken.
Police in Netherlands seized a crop of cannabis plants after spotting the lack of snow on the roof of a house.
A man dressed as a woman, complete with blonde wig, high heels and fishnet stockings, has threatened to blow up a McDonald's in Australia.
An 82-year-old US woman has been arrested after trying to shoplift a bottle of Sexiest Fantasies body spray which claims to "drive any man wild".
Three women wearing dominatrix costumes sprung prisoners free from a Brazilian jail after drugging the guards and locking them up with their handcuffs.
A debate is raging over a video apparently showing a naked man climbing out of a bedroom window at Buckingham Palace.
Charlton have admitted that the furore caused by footage of a couple appearing to get intimate on their pitch was a publicity stunt by the Championship club.
A Lithuanian fashion designer has created a pair of jeans specifically made to let the wearer play 'pocket billiards'.
Fighting broke out at an Indian wedding after the bride ditched the groom and married one of the guests instead.
An escort agency is using the discovery of the remains of King Richard III underneath a Leicester car park to boost business.
An Australian TV host used an interview with a champion surfer to tell him to "stay the f*** away from my girlfriend".
Pornographic videos on YouTube have been removed after it was discovered they had been disguised using Irish language titles.
An Australian reptile enthusiast is branching out into an unusual sideline - crocodile skin bondage gear.
The Rwandan cycling team has become an online phemonenon - after posting photos of the team seeing snow for the first time.
A US swimwear company persuaded its own staff to strip off to model its latest range to promote body positivity.
A Sesame Street spoof of the hit TV political drama House of Cards is proving a big viral hit online.
Scientists at Cambridge University say they have developed a new low-calorie chocolate which makes you look younger.
An Essex woman whose hen laid a perfectly round egg is selling it on eBay to raise money for charity.
An Italian artist has photographed everything his right hand has touched since 2003.
A US man has invented a clip-on urinal to attach to a toilet to end the age-old argument about men not putting the seat down.
A husband and wife in India say they are going to leave all their money to their pet monkey.
An AA patrolman won a competition to find the most original roadside repair - after he fixed an ageing Land Rover with a potato.
The Mayor of Boston has warned the city's snow-bound residents to stop hurling themselves from balconies and windows into snowbanks.
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