Brunei bans Christmas over fears that public celebrations could 'lead Muslims astray'
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Last April, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (pictured) was condemned for announcing the introduction of a tough new sharia law penal code. The oil-rich country has now banned all Christmas celebrations.

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Giant sink hole appears just feet from front door of elderly couple's £210,000 bungalow
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David Mason, 77, and his wife Sylvia, 75, fear their £210,000 bungalow in Cottingham, Northamptonshire, could be swallowed up after a giant sink hole appeared in their front garden.

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Mya the cat which got stuck in watering can has vanished
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Owner Charlotte King, 24, fears that her troublesome tortoiseshell may have finally used up all of her nine lives after she disappeared from her home in Leicester without a trace.

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Atlantic jet stream set to bring gale force winds and SNOW to UK
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As rain lashed much of the UK this morning, bringing flooding to the south, Britain is bracing itself for a brief respite before twin Atlantic storms hit the north of the UK, bringing gales of up to 100mph.

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Charlie Hebdo image reveals aftermath of shooting that left 12 dead
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The chilling image from the building in Paris shows blood-stained wooden floors, papers strewn across the corridor and a pool of red in one corner.

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Police patrol Eurostar station in London as MI5 chief Andrew Parker warns of threats
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Home Secretary Theresa May (left) chaired a meeting of Cobra this morning where tighter security checks were agreed, as armed police stand guard outside the French Embassy.

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Eiffel Tower's lights are turned off as vigils are held around globe for 12 victims slaughtered by fanatics
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The French landmark plunged into darkness briefly at 8pm before gradually coming back on during the symbolic gesture this evening for the memory of those slain in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Revenge attacks in France see mosques come under fire with guns and 'grenades'
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Mosques, a prayer hall and a kebab shop near a temple (pictured) were targeted after the attack in Paris by suspected Islamist fanatics. French imams have denounced the massacre in the capital

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Lancashire prisoner snaps photo with fellow inmate and posts it on Facebook
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Jack Carter (left), 29, has sparked outrage for taking a picture in Wymott Prison, in Lancashire, with another inmate with the caption: ‘selfie in my cellfie haha get on it.’

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Woman investigates a blocked toilet, finds a five-foot long boa constrictor
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Not something you want to see when your on the loo (Picture:County of San Diego Department of Animal Services) A woman who took a plunger to her blocked toilet recently pulled out something even more terrifying than the standard blockage material. It turned out that a 5ft long boa constrictor was sitting in the toilet at Stephanie Lacsa’s office […]

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Blind fish given two glass eyes by aquarium after having cataracts removed
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In this video, veterinarians can be seen fitting a rockfish with artificial eyes after it lost its eyesight to cataracts. While previously aquariums had euthanised blind fish, Vancouver Aquarium and other marine organisations have been implementing more sustainable solutions. Vancouver aquarium’s head veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, spoke of their rockfish patient to the Seattle Times: ‘Fish were picking at it.’ ‘Its fins […]

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Builder breaks arms and legs in fall, survives on urine for a week
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  Yang Hsieh who survived for nearly a week by drinking his own urine (Picture: CEN) A builder who broke both his arms and legs after falling off a construction site survived for nearly a week by drinking his own urine.  Friends of Yang Hsieh thought he’d quit his job at the building site in Hunan […]

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Charlie Hebdo gunmen could hide out in forest for WEEKS
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As the manhunt for Cherif and Said Kouachi continued, their alleged getaway driver Hamyd Mourad, 18, turned himself into police in Charleville-Mezieres in northern France.

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