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Man-eating shark seen near Cornwall

Published 14/06/2011 | 05:00

A species of shark thought to be behind hundreds of fatal attacks on humans has been sighted off Cornwall.

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Two people on separate boats reported seeing an Oceanic White Tip shark a mile offshore. According to the 'Western Morning News', one sighting was made by a fisherman whose boat was rammed by one of the sharks.

Sheep to nibble on solar panel grass

A school in Pennsylvania is to use a herd of sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels neatly trimmed, saving e11,300 a year in maintenance bills.

Sheep will nibble grass in the morning and take refuge in the shade of the panels in the afternoon.

Over 200 migrants crammed in truck

More than 200 illegal immigrants were found crammed into one truck at a checkpoint near Mexico's southern border.

The migrants were mainly from Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, but some also came from India.

Scherzinger joy at 'X Factor' role

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger said Cheryl Cole has "done what's best for her" after replacing the singer on the US version of 'The X Factor'.

Cole was dropped from the show last month. When asked about the affair Scherzinger said: "My take is I was happy to be a part of the show, accept the role of the host, because I believe in Simon, I believe in 'The X Factor'."

Springsteen's sax player has stroke

Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist and friend Clarence Clemons has suffered a stroke.

Clemons (69) is known as the Big Man in the E Street Band. He has also undergone knee surgery and even had to perform from a wheelchair at one point.

Potter actress to broaden horizons

Emma Watson is preparing for the next chapter of her life.

The 'Harry Potter' actress acknowledges that she needs to find her way out of the bubble, which she describes in part as the safe world of life on the set of the successful film franchise. Watson says in the July issue of 'Vogue' that she wants to explore more of her creative side.

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