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Baby goat 'born with a human face' in Malaysia

Officials begin tests to see if 'mother goat was violated by a human' – and other tall tales

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Our pick of the strange but true stories from around the world.

Human-looking goat undergoes tests

The carcass of a baby goat that "looks human" has been handed over to officials in Malaysia. The baby goat belonged to farmer Ibrahim Basir, who has refused offers to buy the body. Veterinary officials say it will take two to four weeks to examine the creature and investigate "the possibility that the mother goat was violated by a human", leading to the birth of a human-goat hybrid…

Punched for 'looking like Shia LaBeouf'

A man who was assaulted by a stranger at a railway station has told reporters he was punched because he looked "exactly like Shia LaBeouf". Marco Licato, of New York, said: "I wanna know what Shia LaBeouf did to him... Did he steal his girlfriend?" Police are investigating the attack.

Man burns down shed to kill bees

A man attempting to deal with an unwanted beehive has accidentally burnt down his own shed. The Connecticut man is believed to have poured a mixture of petrol and oil over the hive before igniting it. The blaze quickly spread to his nearby shed, which burnt to the ground before the fire brigade arrived.

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