Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:
- Police sorry for wedding blunder: Police in Northern Ireland apologise to a couple whose wedding in Londonderry was mistakenly stopped on suspicion it was a “sham marriage”.
- Kitten survives washing machine: An eight-week-old Aberdeen kitten survives after being stuck in a washing machine cycle for an hour.
- Off-course penguin gets NZ health clearance: A young emperor penguin found washed up on a New Zealand beach gets a health clearance after tests and enjoys a first swim.
- Vilnius mayor crushes illegal car: The mayor of Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is filmed using an armoured vehicle to crush a car parked illegally in a cycle lane.
- Plan for Earth-orbit ‘space cleaner’: Researchers propose a means to slowly rid low-Earth orbit of the largest bits of “space junk” that threaten satellites and manned missions.
- Statue of Liberty to close for renovation: The inside of New York’s Statue of Liberty is to be closed to visitors for a year in order to carry out safety and improvement work, officials say.
- German call to ban workplace kiss: Germany’s Knigge – or etiquette – Society calls for a ban on French-style kissing in the workplace, following complaints.
- Quebec premier laughs off death hoax: The premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, Jean Charest, laughs off a report that he had died, after a news website is targeted by hackers.
- ‘Retweet’ makes dictionary debut: Popular tech culture has once again inspired new words in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, including ‘woot’ and ‘retweet’.