16 September 2014 Last updated at 11:46 ET

Military asks museum for spare parts Hercules plane

Canada's air force is desperate to keep rescue planes aloft - even if it has to raid museums for spare parts.

Rehman malikTardy ex-minister chased off plane

Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.

Stary dog in SarajevoSarajevo squad to 'catch stray dogs'

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

Duck confit, a classic French entree, at Le Vieux Logis restaurantJapan kids take table-manner classes

Japanese parents are paying for their children to learn proper table manners.

George the goldfish under general aestheticGoldfish recovers after brain operation

An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.

Gyrocopter made by Jin Shaozhi from ChinaRetired man 'flies home-made planes'

A 71-year-old man in China builds his own aircraft and flies in them as a hobby.

Honningsvag harbour, NorwayFour-year-old sleepwalks over 5km

A four-year-old in Norway sleepwalks 5km (3 miles) to the nearest town.

Indian cricket bat makerIndia floods hit cricket bat supply

Indian cricket bat supplies at risk after Kashmir floods wash away the willow needed to make them.

tomato fightTomato fight to oppose Russia boycott Watch

Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.


  • 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?

  • Olivia is a new-born hippopotamus in Parken Zoo, SwedenCute little fatty

    Photos of the rare pygmy hippo born in Swedish zoo

  • TypewriterTelling 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?

  • Favourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

  • Cat with that?

    One of Russia's largest banks offers a cat with every mortgage

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.