Bomb scare on flight
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after a camera disguised as a USB device was found in a toilet.
The discovery sparked a bomb scare as Flight 24 was on its way from San Francisco to JFK Airport in New York.
SANTA BIT MY HAND
A woman who trapped her finger in the mouth of a dancing Santa Claus toy had to be rescued by firefighters.
The unnamed woman dialled 999 after she hurt herself while taking festive decorations down from her home in Market Harborough. The motor on the decoration was reversed by firefighters and her finger quickly freed.
PUBIC SIDEBURN TRIBUTE
A hospital worker boasted on Twitter that he intended to use pubic hair shaved from a patient to stick on his face and create the famous sideburns sported by Sir Bradley Wiggins, a disciplinary hearing heard.
Paul Nam used a pseudonym to tweet: "I was going to save the pubes from the first patient I shaved today and stick them on, Wiggins-style", the Health and Care Professions Council was told.
ASIAN VOLDEMORT ROW
Diplomats from China and Japan are invoking the evil Lord Voldemort from 'Harry Potter' in their feud over the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo.
China says it glorifies Japan's militaristic past. China's ambassador to the UK said: "If militarism is like the haunting Voldemort of Japan, the Yasukuni Shrine is a kind of horcrux, representing the darkest parts of that nation's soul." In response, the Japanese ambassador said China plays "the role of Voldemort by letting loose the evil of an arms race and escalation of tensions".
FUGITIVE 'STOLE CUFFS'
A US man has been charged with stealing handcuffs he was wearing when he escaped from a police car.
Douglas Lydic had been cuffed but not yet charged while officers searched a scene in his Indiana home town for drugs. He climbed out of the car window and was found at his girlfriend's home miles away.
KIRSTIE IRONS FOR SANITY
Multi-millionaire property guru Kirstie Allsopp has said basic household chores help "keep her sane" amid the demanding roles of being a successful entrepreneur and motherhood.
The businesswoman and mother of two, who fronts 'Location, Location, Location' said she revelled in the chance to undertake mundane tasks around her home.