Newsbeat's favourite pictures from around the world
Page last updated at 10:14 GMT, Thursday, 6 March 2014
- A newborn baby hippopotamus rests next to its mother at Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. The animal, born on 24 February, is the first hippo born at the zoo in the last 16 years. Mexico City authorities have started a contest to name it. The baby hippo's sex has yet not been determined because zoo keepers must keep their distance from the protective mother.
- Sydney was hit by a severe storm on Wednesday as huge clouds rolled in over Sydney Harbour bringing lightning and heavy rain. Commuter travel was disrupted as the storm struck during peak hour causing delays in public transport out of the city. Wind gusts exceeding 31mph (50km/h) were also recorded in parts of the New South Wales coast.
- A large Winnie the Pooh teddy (pictured), a bike, a fax machine and a snake were among some of the items found in Scotland's sewers last year. Scottish Water said it dealt with more than 40,000 blockages in the drains and sewer network. Most were caused by people putting things such as cooking oil, nappies and baby wipes down sinks and toilets. Scottish Water is running a campaign to highlight the issue, which it said creates costs of more than £7m a year.
- A sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight cars. The museum was closed at the time. "All of these have a unique story behind them," said executive director Wendell Strode. "They're special." He confirmed there is insurance in place to cover the cost of the damage. "It's certainly a sad day here," he added.
- Plumber Andrew Cotton from Devon rides a giant wave at Praia do Norte, north beach, in Nazare, Portugal. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest wave surfed is 23.77m (78ft) by American surfer Garrett McNamara in Nazare in November 2011.
- A sinkhole measuring 9m (30ft) deep has opened up on the driveway of a house in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, swallowing a family car. Nobody was inside the vehicle when the ground gave way. The vehicle is still at the bottom covered in rubble. The local council is now investigating why the sinkhole appeared.
- The most powerful sound system in Europe has been unveiled in The Netherlands. According to the European Space Agency, no human being could survive hearing it at maximum output. It's capable of subjecting satellites to the same noise a launcher produces as it takes off and flies through the atmosphere.
- A huge boulder has smashed through a farm in Northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide. The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property in Ronchi di Termeno. A second giant boulder detached during the landslide stopped behind the house. The family living there was unharmed in the incident on 21 January.
- A BBC photo of a men's cubicle with twin toilets at a Sochi Olympics venue has caused a Twitter storm in Russia. The picture from the Biathlon Centre tweeted by Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg was picked up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny among others. Mr Navalny queried how the budget for the games, said to be $50bn (£30bn; 1,700bn roubles), had been spent.
- Lego, the world's second-biggest toymaker, has confirmed that it will produce a construction set based on the hit TV animation, the Simpsons. Twentieth Century Fox is scheduled to air an episode of the show featuring the cast in Lego form in May, in the US.