24 December 2014 Last updated at 10:08 ET

Hong Kong crash sparks money grabA shot from above the road in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong, where the money spilled on to the street - 24 December 2014

Dozens of people pocket millions of Hong Kong dollars after a van crashes on a major road, spreading banknotes across the tarmac.

Models wearing bridal kimonos at a fashion show Japan's 'solo' weddings

A travel agency in Japan has started organising bridal ceremonies for single women.

Ian Jones's Del Boy vanFancy dress Del Boy prank goes viral

A film of a fancy dress pub crawl featuring a pedal-powered version of Del Boy's yellow Reliant Robin car has gone viral with more than six million views online.

Hat that was mistaken for a parrot'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat

A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.

High-speed train in TurkeyTurkey's high-speed trains go dry

Turkey's high-speed trains have stopped serving alcohol, claiming demand is low.

A wolfKazakh villages in guard wolf craze

Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.

A Christmas tree in a Dubai shopping centre, with a Emirati man in the foregroundBrits warned over UAE festive fun

Embassy adapts 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to encourage Brits to observe local customs.

Pavel GlobaRussia TV looks to stars over rouble

Pro-Kremlin news channel turns to astrologer to give an optimistic rouble rate forecast.

Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the wizardGroup 'seeks Gandalf' for president

Belarusian online opposition group launches campaign to make a wizard president.


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