30 July 2014 Last updated at 17:51 ET

Louvre rat run shocks the FrenchA rat runs past a Maillol statue in the Louvre gardens, Paris, 29 July

The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.


Jim Parsons in The Big Bang TheoryProduction stalls on Big Bang Theory

Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.

Leopard cubRare leopards born in French zoo

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born at a French zoo, it is reported

Circus UncertaintyBank backtracks on burlesque ban

A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.

BaboonKenya warns: 'No booze for baboons'

Travellers along one of Kenya's busiest highways are told not to give alcohol to baboons.

Luke SkywalkerStar Wars name on passport rejected

A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

This photograph taken on 4 May 2014 shows an aircraft of Australian low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways approaching Changi International Airport in SingaporeAirline apology over drug warning

Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.

Nissan carUK to allow driverless cars on roads

The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

Hands of an Indian woman using a sewing machineBenefits given to '100-year-old women'

A state agency admits thousands of women receiving benefits were registered as being over 100 years old.

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