Coin commemorates The Queen as the longest reigning British Monarch

Queen Elizabeth the Second will become the longest serving British monarch next week. In anticipation, the Royal Mint has released a brand new coin to commemorate the event. The new coin is designed to show The Queen from five different portraits at various points throughout her 63-year-reign. The designer Stephen Continue Reading

Pet tortoise turns heads in Tokyo on walkabout

A giant African tortoise and its owner have become somewhat used to turning heads as they go out for walks in Tokyo. 62-year-old Hisao Mitani has been walking with his pet Bon-chan, who his wife got from a pet store, for some years. But it’s only recently that the pair Continue Reading

Arson attack on church where Jesus fed 5,000

A fire has gutted part of the church where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of feeding the 5,000. The Israeli Fire Brigade has ruled this arson – following the results of a preliminary investigation that showed the fire broke out in several places inside the church. An eyewitness describes Continue Reading

Munro the penguin is weighed to check he’s bulking up before moulting season

As Munro the penguin bulks up for moulting season – staff at Taronga Zoo check his weight. When penguins shed their feathers, they can’t fish for food, so it’s important they prepare for the annual moulting season by building up fat reserves. Munro weighs in at 3.3 kilograms, before gulping Continue Reading

Chris Rock returns to host Oscars 2016

Chris Rock is returning to host next year’s Oscars ceremony. The actor and comedian previously hosted the 77th annual Academy Awards in 2005. Last time round the former cast member of the long-running sketch show “Saturday Night Live,” won mixed reviews for his pointed remarks on politics and race. He Continue Reading

Tony Blair sorry for Iraq War ‘mistakes’

Tony Blair has acknowledged that the 2003 Iraq invasion played a role in the rise of the Islamic State militant group. In an interview with CNN, the Former prime minister also apologised for mistakes made in respect to the war. Mr Blair expressed regret over false intelligence suggesting the country Continue Reading

Mega panda fail – Tian Tian takes a tumble

It was roly poly time at Edinburgh zoo as giant panda Tian tian got playful in her pen. The female bear had a delightful time playing with the latest enrichment toy given to her by her keepers. After rolling off her podium, she took a moment to chill out – Continue Reading

Social media campaign sees semi-naked photos with horses

“Will You Slow Down For Me Now” The Social Media campaign that’s seen horse riders strip off and ride naked in the hope of attracting attention. To their cause, of course. The point of their campaign is to persuade drivers to show more consideration to horse riders on country roads. Continue Reading

Typhoon Koppu hits the Philippines

In a town north of Manila, the weather hasn’t watered down the excitement of playtime for these children. But looking at the height of the waters – it’s clear why residents have been evacuated after Typhoon Koppu ripped through the area. At least 56 people have died. Some temporary evacuation Continue Reading

Crash between lorry and bus in France kills 42 people

Forty-two people, mostly elderly have died when a bus and a truck collided head-on and caught fire near Bordeaux. Another five people were injured in the collision which happened around 7.30am on Friday 23rd October in the Gironde region near the town of Puisseguin on what a local resident described Continue Reading