A history of ‘milkshaking’ as a political protest

The unusual trend has been inspired by an incident involving Tommy Robinson.

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Rare book returned to Donegal library 82 years after it was borrowed

A rare book has been returned to a Co Donegal library - 82 years after it was borrowed!

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Police release bizarre ‘Lego man’ e-fit in bid to catch distraction burglar

They have asked anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit image to come forward.

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In Video: Turtles reunited after eight months apart

Gulliver and Lulu were reunited at Sea Life in Brighton.

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Amazing kitten survives being encased in foam and thrown in bin

The kitten is resting in an animal shelter and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Restaurant accidentally serves bottle of wine worth over €5,000 to customer

Hawksmoor Manchester said it hoped the diner ‘enjoyed your evening’ and reassured the staff member involved: ‘We love you anyway.’

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Vehicle leaked honey and diesel fuel after overturning in Indiana

Police say the lorry was carrying about 18,600 kilograms of amber honey.

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Kitten stowaways found after long journey in steel column

They have been given appropriate names: Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer and Piper.

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Orchestra finds boy who charmed crowd with ‘wow!’

The nine-year-old went viral after blurting out his appreciation for a performance of a Mozart piece in Boston.

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Woman pulls alligator from her trousers during traffic stop

She also had three turtles in her backpack.

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‘Outdated’ decision to fail nurse’s marathon record overturned after skirt row

Guinness World Records said the guidelines ‘reflected a stereotype we do not wish to perpetuate.’

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Watch: Trad session breaks out on a Kerry boat tour

We've seen trad sessions break out in some unique spots in our time but this is up there with the best.

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WATCH: Five-year-old boy walks along 190m high mountain ridge in Donegal

A five-year-old boy has conquered one of Ireland's most terrifying sea stacks.

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Fugitive hiding in outdoor toilet flushed out by police dog

Neon and his handler Pc Steve Wain helped find a driver who had rammed a police vehicle in Coventry.

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Watch as ‘hero’ boy, 8, pulls sister from moving car to save her from kidnapping in US

An eight-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after dragging his sister from a moving car to save her from a potential kidnapping.

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Watch Sheffield United players celebrate as Premier League promotion is sealed

Much alcohol was spilled as the jubilant Blades went wild at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

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‘Fare-dodging’ snake removed from bus

The pet found itself travelling solo on a service.

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10 things you only know if you’re a compulsive list-maker

How do I list thee, let me count the ways…

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Pilot rescued after plane ‘lands’ on top of 60ft tree

‘I’ve never seen anything like this happen,’ said the volunteer firefighter who rescued him.

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Firefighters haul pug out of 40m well using bag of treats

Four fighters rescued Kiki from the well at a home in Rainham, Kent.

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World Penguin Day: Test your knowledge with our penguin-themed quiz

How much do you know about our flightless friends?

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Jackdaw’s reaction to being caught amuses thousands on social media

The bird in question fell down a chimney after causing mischief by dropping sticks into the house.

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Safari park monkeys enjoy treat-filled Easter eggs

The enrichment activity for barbary macaques forms park of seasonal events at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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WikiLeaks confirms Assange’s cat is safe

The cat had joined the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorian embassy in May 2016.

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Ian the baby fox rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in wall

Fire crews in west London helped to free the animal, which was said to be distressed but unharmed.

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The Cure’s Robert Smith goes viral in deadpan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clip

The goth rock pioneer was in New York on Friday to receive the award but was significantly less excited than his interviewer.

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Pit bull rescued after getting stuck in pipe while chasing opossum

Rocky was wedged 100 feet into the pipe before rescue services got to him.

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Owl that was presumed dead revived with hairdryer

The screech owl from California was right as rain after a quick blow dry.

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Sumatran tiger cubs explore jungle habitat in Sydney zoo

Sumatran tigers are the most critically endangered tiger subspecies.

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Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk cancelled due to spacesuit size issue

Astronaut Nick Hague will go instead of Anne McClain following a change of spacesuit size requirements.

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Lego builds McLaren Senna from nearly half a million bricks

Painstakingly crafted supercar is the first Lego model to incorporate parts from a real car

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European politicians calling time on seasonal clock changes

The proposal will go forward to member states but could come into law in 2021.

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Climber who uses colostomy bag to lead Himalayan expedition

Mick Fowler, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, will begin his ascent of the mountain next month.

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5 of the best European bars for drinking beer, including a local Dublin favourite

From bottled brews to craft creations on tap, Sarah Marshall reveals the top drinking establishments to sup in this spring.

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British Airways passengers mistakenly flown to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

The flight took off from London City on Monday morning then went to Scotland rather than Germany due to a paperwork error.

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Owners bring their pet bull shopping with them

The bull’s owner decided to test the pet shop’s “all leashed pets are welcome” policy.

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‘Wonderful’: Dog with glaucoma given his own guide-dog puppy

Charlie, an 11-year-old dog with glaucoma, now has his own guide dog for help and companionship.

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Watch as this two-week-old giraffe ventures outside for the first time

Mburo has spent the first couple of weeks of his life at Chester Zoo inside bonding with his mother.

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Elderly man saved after webcam viewer spies him floating in river

It’s not yet known how the man ended up in the water in the first place.

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Ireland and the UK have 4 nominees for European Museum of the Year: Here’s what you need to know

Climate change simulators, ancient automobiles, and a vastly important military pencil.

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Lake Michigan covered in shards of ice as spring thaws its surface

The lake in the US Mid West has been frozen for most of the winter.

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First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

Google said the Doodle uses machine learning to ‘harmonise the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style’.

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‘Persistent’ koala jumps into man’s car in Australia and refuses to get out

Wine-maker Tim Whitrow says the ‘feisty little fella’ probably wanted to enjoy the air conditioning.

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Whipsnade Zoo welcomes two ‘rare’ baby wolverines

The kits have been nicknamed Logan and Hugh by keepers.

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Zoo celebrates breeding success of Thao whipping frog

A photograph shows a young Thao whipping frog on top of an adult of the same species.

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Social media users reveal best sleep-talk they have overheard

Sometimes sleep can make people say the strangest things.

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Last Supper painting and cat among items left behind after Uber journeys

Forty-five pieces of fried chicken and a fake skull were also named on the bizarre forgotten items list.

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Lost cuddly toy snake gets VIP treatment before being returned to four-year-old

The stuffed python toy required a little assistance from the veterinary team before heading home.

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Steph Curry releases trainers co-designed by inspirational nine-year-old girl

Riley had written to the star to ask why she couldn’t find his trainers under the girl’s section of the Under Armour website.

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California mother pays for firefighters’ frozen yoghurt in act of kindness

The firefighters in Fontana, California, were surprised but pleased to accept the free treat.

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People are sharing the stories of when their pets have understood them

Sometimes it seems as if your pet can understand you on a deeper level than you think.

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Read this amazing backwards poem by a dyslexic 10-year-old school child

The verse struck a chord on Twitter, where it has been liked more than 100,000 times after being shared by the pupil’s teacher.

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German town defends seizing family’s pet pug and selling it on eBay

The family in question had allegedly failed to pay its debts to the town, including a dog tax.

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Gaming fans celebrate Pokemon Day 23 years after title’s debut release

There is cause for further celebration after Nintendo announced two brand new games are planned for this year.

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Get ready #Hinchers - Mrs Hinch is coming to Dublin

Good news #Hinchers - here is your chance to meet Mrs Hinch herself.

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Uber driver creates ‘conversation menu’ to customise passengers’ rides

If you like to keep yourself to yourself, you can opt for a ‘silent ride’ in this cab.

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Polar bear cub prepares to meet her public

The female cub was born at Tierpark Berlin in December and visitors should be able to see her for the first time in the next few weeks.

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Baby Madagascan tortoises ‘the size of golf balls’ hatch at Chester Zoo

Two rare Madagascan tortoises have hatched from their eggs after an incubation of 100 days.

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Peta faces backlash after criticising Steve Irwin on his birthday

‘Steve Irwin’s actions were not on target with his supposed message of protecting wildlife.’

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