Some funny and interesting headlines from around the world:
- Reverse runner strides to victory: ‘Backward runners’ from across the world gather in Manchester for the first UK championships
- Kissing couple’s end of pier show: A Somerset couple have been travelling the country in an attempt to kiss at the end of every seaside pier in Britain before they marry in October.
- Kylie’s secret performance in pub: The Australian superstar Kylie Minogue has performed at a secret gig at the Ring O’Bells pub in Compton Martin, in North Somerset.
- China traffic jam lasts nine days: A massive traffic jam in China stretching for 100km near Beijing finally clears after nine days, local media say.
- ‘Loose change’ buys van in China: A man pays for a van in China with 100,000 yuan ($14,700; £9,500) in pocket change he gathered over years, state television reports.
- Longest pizza attempt in Poland: Residents of the Polish city of Krakow have attempted to break the world record for the longest pizza in the world.