Chinese city bans dog walking in daylight hours

Pet owners in Wenshan will no longer be able to take their dogs out for a walk between the hours of 7am and 10pm, and they can't take them to parks, shopping centres, sports...

‘Dead’ man turns up two months after burial

Aigali Supygaliev, from Kazakhstan, was pronounced dead after DNA tests on badly burned human remains proved with "with 99.2% certainty" that they were his. Authorities issued an official death certificate and he was "buried" in...

Fans ridicule ‘terrifying’ statue of Mohamed Salah

The sculpture of the Egyptian forward, which was shown at the World Youth Forum in his native country's Sharm el Sheikh, comes after a bust of fellow footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was widely mocked. Image:The statue...

Giant Boris Johnson effigy to go up in flames

The former foreign secretary - who quit his job back in July over the direction of Brexit negotiations - has been chosen by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent as its celebrity Guy for...

HMRC spends £10,000 on ‘sorry’ flowers

Despite criticism, the taxman defended the delivery of bouquets as a "more personal gesture" for responding to complaints. According to a Freedom of Information request by the Daily Telegraph, HMRC paid florists a total of...

Guess who: The e-fit rogues gallery from hell

Despite drawing plenty of ridicule from social media users, forces across the UK insist the computer-generated images remain a useful tool in aiding investigations. But sometimes, no matter how much you might be willing to...

‘Human Spider’ banned from climbing any UK building

The 56-year-old grandfather was arrested after ascending the 662ft (202m) Heron Tower, also known as the Salesforce Tower, in a stunt which saw police close the surrounding roads as soon as they were alerted...

Humvee dropped from US plane lands in garden

The three-tonne vehicle came down in an area frequently used by children to play, according to neighbours in Johnsonville, North Carolina. It landed in the back garden of a property and between two houses, but...

The one with the beer theft: Schwimmer pleads innocence

The footage shows him leaving a shop carrying a crate of cans, in an exact copy of the alleged theft. He wrote on Twitter: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I...

Aliens? Photoshop? NASA explains mysterious iceberg

The oddly satisfying phenomenon was discovered near the Larden C ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula. From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: A tabular iceberg can be seen on the right, floating among sea ice just off...

Keep the change: YouTuber leaves waitress $10k tip

The Good Samaritan by the name of MrBeast - who has almost nine million subscribers - left the neatly stacked pile of dollar bills on his table at Sup Dogs in Greenville after ordering...

Sagrada Familia gets building permit 130 years too late

Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's famous building has been under construction for 136 years - but with no official oversight or permit from either the local council or regional government. The cathedral is also not listed...

Students ‘mixed grandparent’s ashes into homemade cookies’

Two students are thought to have been involved in the baking of the sandy-textured biscuits, which were sampled by at least nine youngsters at the Da Vinci Charter Academy just west of Sacramento. Nobody has...

Blogger detained for ‘disrespecting national anthem’

Yang Kaili posted a video of her humming marching music before reciting the first line of the national anthem while waving her hands as if conducting an orchestra. The 20-year-old is then seen greeting her...

Search for ‘googly eye bandit’ after monument vandalised

Their words came after somebody placed googly eyes on a relief sculpture of Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War general buried in the city's historic Johnson Square. In a Facebook post, the local government organisation wrote:...

Banksy painting ‘self-destructs’ after £1m sale

Girl With Red Balloon was one of the star attractions at Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Friday evening. Depicting a girl reaching towards a bright red heart-shaped balloon, the spray paint and acrylic on...

Stunned squirrel revived after driver gives CPR

The man, named only as Chris, was spotted by two police officers in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota as he crouched down at the side of the road to offer the squirrel some help. Image:The young man...

Bird of year contest flooded with votes for the shag

The seabird - which is a species of cormorant - received a flood of votes, all traced to Australia, on Wednesday night, which organisers dubbed as "potentially someone's idea of a joke". The country's annual...

‘Drunk’ birds cause havoc and crash into windows

The Gilbert Police Department in Minnesota has received a series of strange calls about the "confused" strangers, who appeared to be "under the influence". It is believed an early frost meant the berries had fermented...

How much? ‘Holy grail of whisky’ sold for record £848,750

The bottle of 1926 Macallan Valerio Adami was bought for £848,750, including a hammer price of £700,000 and a buyer's premium of £148,750. The whisky, which fetched the vast sum due to its rarity, vintage...