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Yes, This Giant Sand Dune Is Surprisingly Located in France

<b>La Dune du Pilat: France's second most-visited-natural-monument-you-never-heard-of.</b><p>Am I on planet Mars? Imagine the large dunes of Africa and the hot sand of deserts of the World. Well, here you are: the giant dune of France, the largest one in Europe has been a strange phenomenon from day one. …

These gloriously adorable shelter pets found new lives as viral YouTube and Instagram stars

Do you know Bento?<p>The plump yellow tabby is a “globally recognized pianist” these days – stage name: Keyboard Cat — but he was a destitute and …

'Blind' RAF pilot saved by wingman who talked him down

Dramatic rescue at RAF Leeming during a routine training flight in a Hawk jet<p>An RAF pilot who lost his sight in the middle of a training flight was talked down through a safe landing by a comrade who flew behind him, it has been disclosed.<p>The dramatic rescue happened last week at <b>RAF Leeming</b> during …

'Turkeybergs' clog sewers from fat poured down kitchen sinks over Christmas

Water companies warn drains filling with huge congealed lumps of fat after members of public ignore warnings to not pour away turkey and goose fat<p>Families could face wading in raw human sewage because huge "turkeybergs" left over from Christmas are clogging up Britain's sewers.<p>Pleas for the public …

Stocks, Obama, and Retail Sales—5 Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>Investors are hoping that the second week of 2016 yields better stock returns than the first, which was one of the …

Which TV channel is the 2016 Six Nations on?

It's just a month to go until the RBS Six Nations 2016 kicks off and this year will be the first time the BBC have not shown all the games - the …

Jeremy Clarkson: fans praise ‘phenomenal’ Who Wants to be a Millionaire? debut

The new series of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? got off to a racing start over the Bank Holiday weekend, with viewers piling praise on new host …

'British Forrest Gump' runs from Vancouver to Buenos Aires

Jamie Ramsey ran 17,000km and on Sunday ran from Heathrow to Westminster while sporting a magestic beard<p>"Run Jamie Ramsay Run!" may not be as catchy as the phrase from the famous film "Forrest Gump".<p>However, this bearded bloke ran an extraordinarily long way, from Vancouver to Buenos Aires.<p>Due to …

Police force reveals motorists' unbelievable excuses for using a mobile while driving

Surrey Police say drivers have claimed to be looking at photographs, or using apps to work out which song is playing on the radio<p>A police force has released some of the unbelievable excuses used by drivers caught using their phones on the road, including: "I have a new girlfriend and our song came …

Feds to reclassify manatees from 'endangered' to 'threatened'

Within a year, federal wildlife officials plan to reclassify the long-embattled Florida manatee from "endangered" to the less serious status of "threatened."<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to publish a proposed rule to reclassify the species. The public would then have 90 days to weigh in …

2015: the top news stories of the year in numbers

We look at the year’s biggest stories and the numbers that made them so memorable – across the US and around the world<p>In 2015, the fight for same-sex marriage right was won. Volkswagen became embroiled in scandal. Caitlyn Jenner became the most famous transgender person in the world. Here are the …

For $1 million, you can get this Mercedes that's like an armored private jet for the road

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is one of the most powerful, rugged, and luxurious off-roaders to ever hit the market. For the vast majority of the G-Wagon's clients, the battle-tested Benz is more truck than they will ever need.<p>But for certain customers, there's a need for extra layers of protection. …

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Westerham Costa Coffee car crash: Woman in 70s sitting by window killed as Audi crashes into cafe

Pensioner dies when vehicle driven by 88-year-old man mounts pavement and ploughs into coffee shop where she was sitting in Kent town<p>A pensioner who was sitting by the window of a packed Costa Coffee when an Audi smashed into the cafe has been killed.<p>Police confirmed the woman, in her 70s, died …

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Anti 'sweet tooth' hormone discovered by scientists

A hormone which switches off the preference for sugary foods has been found by scientists<p>A cure for sugar cravings is a major step nearer after scientists identified a hormone which suppresses a "sweet tooth".<p>Researchers say their findings, published online in the journal Cell Metabolism, could …

Ecuadorian couple set to become first transgender parents in South America

Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez decided to publicize the pregnancy to help change attitudes in the staunchly Roman Catholic society<p>A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner.<p>Fernando Machado and Diane …

James Cameron Says The Target For ‘Avatar 2’ Is Christmas 2017

James Cameron has been locked in a bunker at the bottom of the sea for the last six years, working on his <i>Avatar</i> sequels in private. But he’s finally emerged from the chilly abyss, and is surprised to learn that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is threatening to become the highest grossing movie of …

UK Weather: Defiant Cumbrians to celebrate Christmas in waterlogged houses

But forecasters say those looking for a white Christmas will be disappointed<p>Defiant Cumbrian residents have vowed to celebrate Christmas upstairs in their waterlogged homes instead of letting the deluge "get them down," after flood warnings were extended into Christmas Day.<p>The onslaught of storms …

Weird weather pattern turns weather upside-down across US

SEATTLE (AP) — A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, …

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Over a million migrants and refugees have reached Europe this year, says IOM

More than a million people have now reached Europe through irregular means in 2015, the International Organisation for Migration has announced, in what constitutes the continent’s biggest wave of mass migration since the aftermath of the second world war.<p>Out of a total of 1,005,504 arrivals by 21 …

Here's a close look at SpaceX's historic rocket landing

SpaceX's much-hyped rocket landing was impressive, but you didn't exactly get a good look at it if you were watching live. It seemed more like a matchstick putting itself out, really. Not to worry, though: SpaceX has delivered an ample supply of photos and video documenting every step of this …