19 September 2014 Last updated at 16:47

Italian separatists' Edinburgh gaffeEdinburgh

Italy's Northern League gets Scottish capital mixed up first with Hamburg, then with Strasbourg.


Banana skinSlippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Boxer shorts'Saggy pants' made legal in Florida

Ocala city takes back a ban on baggy trousers that threatened jail time. Newsbeat

Eli Kari Gjengedal TV forecaster breaks endurance record Watch

Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.

Close up image of an eye'Artificial eye' to detect particles

The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Stary dog in SarajevoSarajevo squad to 'catch stray dogs'

The Bosnian capital sets up a dog-catching service to round up aggressive strays.

Residents of Dakachya villageIndian villagers mourn dead monkey

Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple.

Girls dancing CuecaChile workers get 'mandatory' holiday

Chilean government asks employees to report bosses that make them work during mandatory holiday.

Couple playing with their dog in a pets centre in JapanJapan's boom in old dog homes

Japan sees a boom in care centres for old dogs after changes to the country's animal welfare laws.

Features

  • Red outfitKing crimson

    The power and allure of wearing red


  • Mauritanian women wait to cast ballot in 2014 electionBlue Mondays

    Mauritania changes its weekend to do more business with Europe


  • Bunscoill Ghaelgagh signLinguistic revival

    Northern Ireland school brings back Manx language


  • Projected images of soldiers' figures in new IWM trenches displayLong shadows

    How do you commemorate war without glamorising it?


  • Cute little fatty

    Photos of the rare pygmy hippo born in Swedish zoo

  • Telling stories

    When historical fiction is more truthful than historical fact

  • Rock and roll

    Scientists solve Death Valley's 'sliding rocks' puzzle

  • Blow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

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