The climate system El Nino could be a factor in the start of a number of wars, a study has shown.
A thief from Brazil has admitted stealing a purse after a witness found his false teeth at the scene of the crime.
A swannery in Dorset has come across a novel way of stopping foxes from attacking its swans - by broadcasting Radio 4 at them.
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