Bodyboarder killed by shark
A shark attacked and killed a young man yesterday while he was bodyboarding with a friend in the ocean off southwestern Australia.
The man, who was in his early 20s, was attacked from the lower part of his body in waters off Bunker Bay, western Australia, police said.
Curious polar bear climbs on to ship
A Norwegian boat crew had an unexpected wake-up call when a fully grown polar bear climbed aboard their anchored ship for a 30-minute-long sniff around the deck.
The bear had been following the Hydrograf vessel in northern Norway for days before finally venturing onboard. The crew safely watched from the steering cabin as the bear curiously wandered around the vessel before climbing back into the icy waters.
Man quizzed in stab deaths probe
A 21-year-old man was being questioned by detectives last night after a knifeman killed two women and left a third injured at a house.
Police called to a cul-de-sac at Ireton Court in Thame, Oxfordshire, at 2.21am yesterday where they found the pair with fatal injuries.
The injuries of the third woman are not life threatening.
Ill Adele forced to cancel tour gigs
Singer Adele has been forced to cancel the first two dates of her biggest-ever UK tour due to illness.
The 23-year-old star has pulled out of her scheduled gigs at Plymouth Pavilions and at Bournemouth International Centre.
Penguin 'Happy Feet' is free at last
The wayward emperor penguin dubbed 'Happy Feet' is free at last and back in the ocean south of New Zealand.
The penguin was released from research vessel Tangaroa about 80km north of remote Campbell Island. The bird was discovered on June 20 on a New Zealand beach far from its Antarctic feeding grounds. It became sick from eating sand and was transferred to the zoo.
China cracks down on illegal products
China says it has seized about 13 million illegal video, music and print products over the past year in a campaign to tackle copyright theft.
The official Xinhua News Agency said 663 shops, which produced pirated products including movies, CDs, software and books, were shut down from late last year to June.