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Romans using ‘poisonous’ lead pipes 200 years earlier

One of the most impressive achievements of the Roman Empire – with its powerful armies, ambitious architectural feats and impressive reach – was its... read more

Gateshead doctor tells mother to put her baby on a diet

A mother says she was left shocked after a doctor told her to put her six-month-old baby on a diet. Danielle Parker says she was instructed to stop feeding her ... read more

Blobs found in Canadian lagoon are colonies of creatures

They might look like props from a low-budget horror film, but these mysterious slimy brain-like blobs are in fact colonies of hundreds of tiny creatures. The po... read more

Robbers squirt acid in delivery driver’s face in London

Man was squirted in the face with substance by cyclist in Bow, east London ‘Horrible’ assault took place after victim refused to give his attacker a... read more

WA teacher jailed for lesbian affair with student

A teacher who had a nine-month sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student in Western Australia has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. The woman, who was ... read more

Armed robber, 22, is found guilty

A motorbike riding thug was today found guilty of trying to rob Premier League star Andy Carroll of his £22,000 watch in a dramatic ‘gunpoint’ hold-up.  J... read more

Defence system ‘100%’ ready to blast North Korean rockets

A top US military chief has said the Army’s missile defense system in an Alaskan base is ‘100 per cent’ ready to defend against North Korean r... read more

Woman launches attack at drunken reveller in Essex

A foul-mouthed blonde launched herself at a drunken reveller in a takeaway over a cocky remark he made about her age. Lewis Caley and his friends were getting f... read more

Tasmanian man in court accused of shooting child in face

A man accused of shooting an 11-year-old girl in the face following an argument outside a supermarket has been told by supporters to ‘stay strong’. ... read more

Asthma inhalers may protect against Parkinson’s disease

Asthma inhalers may protect patients from Parkinson’s disease, a major new study suggests. Full of salbutamol, researchers found the medication halves the... read more

Man high on Spice grabbed girl outside Manchester Primark

Paul Thomson was so addled by the synthetic cannabis he pounced on the girl and held her in the air in front of her pregnant mother and other shoppers A 53-year... read more

Dating apps fuelling rise in cancer-causing STI HPV

Michael Douglas made the revelation that his cancer may have been caused by performing oral sex Dating apps such as Tinder are increasing people’s risk of... read more

Electrician left with horrific injuries after fall on keys

James Stockton-Link,28, suffered awful gash when he tripped on a pavement Keys lodged in his skin as he put out hands to break fall outside Screwfix store Fathe... read more

Perisher extends season after strong falls and cold snap

Perisher ski resort has extended its season after a cold snap brought the best slope conditions in five years. The ski season will now last until October 8 afte... read more

Thai women face five years in jail after online strip

Two young Thai women are facing five years in jail after performing a live-streamed striptease on Facebook.  Thanyakan Rojin, 23, and Kanthicha Buranon, 21, ha... read more

Melbourne couple refuse to answer door while house on fire

An elderly couple have been reunited with the neighbours who saved their lives after sleeping through a fire. Mele Bijrovic, 79, and his wife were fast asleep w... read more

Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure

Magnesium cream could be used as an alternative or in addition to medication to combat high blood pressure, a study has found. It could be promising news for th... read more

Skin cancer starts as marks in two-thirds of cases

Deadly skin cancer starts as new spots on the skin, not moles, in more than two-thirds of cases, new research reveals. In 71 per cent of incidences, melanoma, t... read more

Possum seen helping himself to plants at Brisbane Bunnings

Possum caught red-handed eating plants at a Bunnings nursery in Brisbane Footage was recorded by Yvonne McRostie at the Carseldine, Bunnings store The 0.29 seco... read more

Three-mile wide asteroid will make a close call with Earth

A massive asteroid that is nearly 3 miles wide is set to make a ‘close encounter’ with Earth today. Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space ro... read more

Pensioner told she can’t pay for shopping with gold coins

A pensioner and her daughter have been left red-faced after being told it was illegal to pay $30 of their grocery bill in gold coins. Maria, 82 and Helen Garvey... read more

Colourful prizes scoop trans-Tasman Resene Total Colour

Risk-taking visionaries have scooped top prizes for their creative use of colour at this year’s trans-Tasman Resene Total Colour Awards.  The colour awar... read more

24 ‘death stars’ are heading towards our solar system

Within the next million years or so, between 19 and 24 ‘death stars’ will come within 3.26 light years of the sun. This is close enough to deflect c... read more

England fan downs an entire bottle of wine in Malta

England fans are in Malta to see their team play in the next World Cup qualifier They have been getting into the spirit in the streets of the Maltese capital On... read more