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Onion heroin smuggling plot uncovered in Pakistan
Criminals in Pakistan reportedly use hollowed-out onions to smuggle drugs in an attempt to thwart sniffer dogs.
Science cracks secret of cowboy rope trick
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Photo raises Malaysia religious tensions
A photograph of Malaysian men and women attending a conference is used to claim that they are Muslims baptised into the Christian faith.
Convicted banker's protest walk
A financial trader walks from Rome to Paris in a quest for "divine justice".
Argentina finds drugs hidden in skis
Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
Lost tourist 'ate flies' to survive
A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
Gravity cheers China space scientist
The Oscar-winning film Gravity is inspiring Chinese space scientists to improve their work.
Topless photo dropped for Ukraine news
A Russian tabloid modelled on Britain's The Sun drops its daily photo of a topless model to cover Ukraine.
Underwater music concert makes waves
Video: The BBC's Sonja Jessup reports from a concert with a difference - the venue is a swimming pool and the audience listen to the music underwater.
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