Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:

  • Acrobat crosses Niagara tightrope: Nik Wallenda, the seventh generation of the daredevil Flying Wallendas family, successfully crosses Niagara Falls on a two-inch tightrope.
  • Players become refugees in UN app: UN has released a smartphone game, aimed at rasing awareness about lives of refugees around the world.
  • Circumcision for Zimbabwe’s MPs: At least 10 Zimbabwean members of parliament get circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and Aids cases.
  • Washington constitution $10m sale: George Washington’s personal, annotated copy of the US constitution sells at auction for nearly $10m, Christie’s auction house says.
  • Anger at Uganda Olympics mix-up: Ugandan athletes say they were denied an opportunity to qualify for the Olympics as a religious rally was being held at the national stadium.
  • Tortoise Lonesome George is dead: Lonesome George, a giant tortoise which became an icon for conservation on the Galapagos islands, has died, making its subspecies extinct.
  • Breathalyser law on French roads: A new law comes into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry a breathalyser kit, in a move aimed at cutting drink-driving accidents.
  • US lifeguard fired for saving man: A lifeguard who left his section of a Florida beach to help rescue a man from drowning is given the sack for breaking company rules.
  • Spain finds precious antique book: A priceless 12th Century religious manuscript, the Codex Calixtinus, is found in northern Spain a year after it was stolen.
  • Federer win nets Oxfam £100,000: Roger Federer’s Wimbledon win nets more than £100,000 for Oxfam as a result of a betting slip bequeathed to the charity in 2009.
  • Ex-rebel snipers in S Lanka team: Former Tamil Tiger snipers have been selected to represent Sri Lanka in shooting sports at national level, an official says.
  • Kazakh team ‘to bring horsemeat’: The Kazakh Olympic team is hoping to boost its chances of success at London 2012 with horsemeat sausages, but could be blocked by import controls.
  • US man reunited with stolen car: A US man recovers a 1967 Austin-Healy he spotted being sold on eBay 42 years after thieves stole the car from him.
Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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