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Australian zoo needs spiders to be caught so they can be milked

An Australian zoo has asked "responsible adults" to collect funnel-web spiders so it can milk them in its antivenom programme.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Finally! After years of trying, China celebrates ballpoint pen breakthrough

Finally! After years of trying, China celebrates ballpoint pen breakthrough

China has finally produced its own fully home-produced ballpoint pen after years of trying to master the complex techniques involved in making the delicate tips.

A moo-ving story: Cow rescued from swimming pool in Oklahoma

A moo-ving story: Cow rescued from swimming pool in Oklahoma

A bovine visitor took a fancy to a neighbourhood swimming pool and couldn't resist an early morning dip.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy swallowed 8in-long knife

Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy swallowed 8in-long knife

A puppy called Macie was "extremely lucky to survive" after swallowing an 8-inch (20cm) long kitchen knife, according to experts.

BREAKING: Doctor performs open-heart surgery on A19

It's after a coach and car collided on the motorway near Seaham

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Industrial Strategy funds 42 million pound development on Wearside

It's to help a major new development in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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Sunderland MP urges action to help the NHS

Bridget Phillipson's calling on the Government to do more sooner.

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Manhunt after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in his home

The 77 year old was left after being attacked by 3 men.

High-velocity rifle used in attack on Northern Ireland officer

Police say up to 10 shots were fired by a high-velocity rifle in an attack on an officer at a petrol station in North Belfast.

Author Helen Bailey 'forgetful and tired' before death

Author Helen Bailey 'forgetful and tired' before death

The mother of Helen Bailey has told a court her daughter "panicked" about her deteriorating state of mind before she disappeared.

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to replace Martin McGuinness in Stormont

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to replace Martin McGuinness in Stormont

Sinn Fein minister Michelle O'Neill will succeed Martin McGuinness as the party's leader in Stormont, it has been announced.

Mother jailed after plotting daughter's rape with paedophile

Mother jailed after plotting daughter's rape with paedophile

A mother who plotted to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.

Prime Minister Theresa May was told about Trident missile test

Prime Minister Theresa May was told about Trident missile test

The Prime Minister was told about last year's Trident missile test when she came into office, Downing Street has confirmed.

The Killers to headline Hyde Park's BST Festival

American indie-rock band The Killers have been confirmed as the final headline act for one of UK's biggest music festivals.

Music video actor Ofner shot dead while filming in Australia

Music video actor Ofner shot dead while filming in Australia

An actor has been shot dead in a bar in Brisbane while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso.

Selfies - an art form? the Saatchi Gallery thinks so

Selfies - an art form? the Saatchi Gallery thinks so

David Cameron, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and John Kerry have all posed for selfies.

Trainspotting: Ewan McGregor admits he had 'bad sequel' fears

Trainspotting: Ewan McGregor admits he had 'bad sequel' fears

Ewan McGregor has told Sky News he was worried about tarnishing the reputation of the original Trainspotting with a bad sequel - but that all his reservations were forgotten after reading the script.

From youth to middle age: Trainspotting sequel pulls into Edinburgh

From youth to middle age: Trainspotting sequel pulls into Edinburgh

Trainspotting was a seminal film of the Nineties. 

David Moyes keen to have his African players back

Didier Ndong should return in time for Spurs after Gabon crash out of the Africa Cup of Nations competition.

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Sunderland's Papy is charged by the FA

The Defender has until tomorrow to respond.

Hull's Ryan Mason speaks about head clash that fractured skull

Hull's Ryan Mason speaks about head clash that fractured skull

Hull footballer Ryan Mason has been talking to club officials in hospital about the clash of heads which left him with a fractured skull during the 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Two baseball stars die in separate car crashes in Dominican Republic

Two baseball stars die in separate car crashes in Dominican Republic

Two Major League Baseball stars have been killed in separate car crashes in Dominican Republic.

Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

Boris Johnson will be asked to justify his management of London's Olympic Stadium as part of an in-depth investigation into the "skyrocketing" costs of converting the arena for West Ham United.

Philippines' Duterte hopes Miss Universe meeting 'will never end'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Miss Universe contestants he hoped "this day will never end" as he welcomed them to his palace in Manila.

Syrian government denounces 'insolent' rebels at first face-to-face talks

Syrian government denounces 'insolent' rebels at first face-to-face talks

Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria have begun with rebels and the government meeting face-to-face for the first time.

North Korea developing nuclear capabilities at 'unprecedented' pace - South

North Korea developing nuclear capabilities at 'unprecedented' pace - South

North Korea is developing its nuclear and missile capabilities at an "unprecedented" pace in a "real and obvious threat", the South has warned.

Music video actor Ofner shot dead while filming in Australia

Music video actor Ofner shot dead while filming in Australia

An actor has been shot dead in a bar in Brisbane while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso.

Trump: FBI director James Comey 'more famous than me'

Trump: FBI director James Comey 'more famous than me'

Donald Trump has praised the work of FBI chief James Comey - the man who Hillary Clinton blames for her election defeat.

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