1 March 2015 Last updated at 05:02 ET

Hong Kong runners in 'boring' raceCompetitors run in Hong Kong"s first inner city ultra marathon on March 1, 2015

Runners compete in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultra marathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring".


European eagle owlDutch town terrorised by rogue owl

Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

The bear cubRare bear cub found outside circus

A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.

A girl posing in front of a Fifty Shades of Grey film posterCaucasus Fifty Shades fans evade ban

A North Caucasus city which decided not to ban Fifty Shades of Grey sees an influx of people to watch it.

A broken loveheart sweetHusband fined for 'not loving wife'

Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.

21st Birthday balloonsBalloons mistaken for IS propaganda

Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.

Osman Yavuz standing in front of his campaign posterTurkey candidates don 'Ottoman attire'

Several potential candidates for the Turkish parliament wear Ottoman-style outfits in their new campaign posters.

Lampedusa fisherman fixing their netsIS threats worry Italy fishermen

Fishermen on the Italian island of Lampedusa want a state of emergency declared over threats from Islamic State.

Two people reading the KoranFinnish radio broadcasts whole Koran

Finland's public broadcaster will read the entire Koran in a new series aimed at increasing public understanding.

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