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Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis
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Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jun 2021
Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike
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In Brief

Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike

Super-wealthy eye up Florida as some Big Apple residents ‘bid them good riddance’
13 Apr 2021
Time traveller says humans extinct by 2027
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Time traveller says humans extinct by 2027

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Mar 2021
‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
Tall Tales

‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Mar 2021
Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat
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In Brief

Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Oct 2020
Court rules that Subway bread is not bread
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In Brief

Court rules that Subway bread is not bread

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Oct 2020
Man cycles from Poo Poo to Pee Pee for charity
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In Brief

Man cycles from Poo Poo to Pee Pee for charity

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Sep 2020

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Was a shark swimming in the River Thames?
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Was a shark swimming in the River Thames?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jul 2020
Woman held over ‘hide and seek’ suitcase murder
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In Depth

Woman held over ‘hide and seek’ suitcase murder

The 42-year-old suspect claims she fell asleep after zipping boyfriend inside case
26 Feb 2020
Why it’s raining frozen iguanas in Florida
Iguana
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Why it’s raining frozen iguanas in Florida

National Weather Service warns of reptiles dropping out of trees as temperatures plummet
22 Jan 2020
Lewis Bennett jailed: what happened on honeymoon yacht
Lewis Bennett
In Depth

Lewis Bennett jailed: what happened on honeymoon yacht

British man gets maximum sentence for wife's boat death
29 May 2019
Chinese intruder carrying malware arrested at Mar-a-Lago
Mar-a-lago
In Depth

Chinese intruder carrying malware arrested at Mar-a-Lago

Suspect Yujing Zhang in custody charged with lying to federal agents and illegally entering a restricted area
3 Apr 2019
Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram: the next Usain Bolt?
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In Brief

Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram: the next Usain Bolt?

Florida child sprinter smashes USA track and field record for his age group
13 Feb 2019
Video shows plane crashing into autism centre
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In Brief

Video shows plane crashing into autism centre

Children ‘run for their lives’ as aircraft veers into building and bursts into flames
5 Dec 2018
Florida election recount evokes drama of 2000
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In Brief

Florida election recount evokes drama of 2000

Donald Trump accuses Democrats of trying to ‘steal’ senate seat as lawsuits from both sides mount
13 Nov 2018
Hurricane Michael leaves at least 19 dead
Category 4 Hurricane Michael has caused widespread damage across Florida’s Panhandle
In Brief

Hurricane Michael leaves at least 19 dead

The tropical storm has left trail of ‘complete and total devastation’ in Florida and Georgia
12 Oct 2018
US braces as Hurricane Michael nears Category 4
Florida residents prepare for the arrival of ‘monstrous’ Hurricane Michael
In Brief

US braces as Hurricane Michael nears Category 4

Florida Panhandle in direct line of fire as storm intensifies over Gulf of Mexico
10 Oct 2018
Brit accused of faking boat accident after killing wife
Lewis Bennett
In Brief

Brit accused of faking boat accident after killing wife

US prosecutors claims Lewis Bennett and Isabella Hellman were ‘consistently’ arguing before her death
17 Sep 2018
Who tried to assassinate Nicolas Maduro?
President Nicolas Maduro at the military parade on Saturday
In Brief

Who tried to assassinate Nicolas Maduro?

Venezuelan president blames Colombia, right-wing opposition and exiles in Florida for failed drone strike
6 Aug 2018
Beautiful Palm Beaches: a 72-hour guide
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In Review

Beautiful Palm Beaches: a 72-hour guide

This sun-drenched US destination offers a lot more than palms and beaches
20 Apr 2018
Florida Senate rejects assault weapon ban
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In Brief

Florida Senate rejects assault weapon ban

School shooting survivors in uproar as only two Republicans back ban plan
5 Mar 2018
Florida school shooting leaves 17 dead
Students and staff are escorted from the school following the shooting
In Brief

Florida school shooting leaves 17 dead

A 19-year-old former student has been taken into custody
15 Feb 2018
US school sells bulletproof panels for students' rucksacks
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In Brief

US school sells bulletproof panels for students' rucksacks

Head of school security says students will be taught to use their backpacks to shield themselves
8 Nov 2017
Man gets payout after police mistake doughnut glaze for meth
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In Brief

Man gets payout after police mistake doughnut glaze for meth

Daniel Rushing spent 10 hours in jail in 2015 following false arrest
17 Oct 2017
Locals save beached manatees as Hurricane Irma hits Florida
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In Depth

Locals save beached manatees as Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Storm’s power causes sea to ‘disappear’ along the US coast
11 Sep 2017
Tiger Woods: Police release 'shocking' dashcam footage
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In Depth

Tiger Woods: Police release 'shocking' dashcam footage

Golfer seen stumbling and slurring his words as he fails roadside sobriety tests
1 Jun 2017
Woman takes drug-fuelled joyride through Wal-Mart
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In Brief

Woman takes drug-fuelled joyride through Wal-Mart

Florida woman caught feasting on stolen goods while behind the wheel of a motorised shopping cart - and other tall tales
4 Jan 2017
Miami fisherman catches a kilo of cocaine
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In Brief

Miami fisherman catches a kilo of cocaine

Mark 'The Shark' Quartiano says he's previously caught marijuana while fishing offshore - and other tall tales
9 Dec 2016
Ex-girlfriend accused of setting 'wrong car' on fire
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In Brief

Ex-girlfriend accused of setting 'wrong car' on fire

Police charge 19-year-old from Florida with second degree arson - and other tall tales
6 Sep 2016
Toddlers crash car en route to Grandma's house
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In Brief

Toddlers crash car en route to Grandma's house

Children escape without injury, but cause thousands of pounds of damage - and other tall tales
5 Sep 2016
Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead, more than 12 injured
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In Brief

Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead, more than 12 injured

Three detained as teenagers as young as 13 are hit in attack on Club Blu bar in Fort Myer
25 Jul 2016
Democrats stage sit-in over US gun laws
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In Brief

Democrats stage sit-in over US gun laws

Protesters sing songs and report proceedings over social media in their bid to tighten US firearms laws
23 Jun 2016
Orlando shooting: Who were the victims?
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In Depth

Orlando shooting: Who were the victims?

Pulse nightclub bouncer was among the dozens shot dead by Omar Mateen
13 Jun 2016
Cow-eating alligator the 'size of a car' shot in Florida
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In Brief

Cow-eating alligator the 'size of a car' shot in Florida

Animal was almost 15ft long and weighed 780lbs – but it's not the biggest the state has seen
8 Apr 2016
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