Wedding plates poke fun at royals

Website that sells unofficial and irreverent William and Kate royal wedding plates crashes on the first day of sales due to demand from around the world. more »

Samba schools warm up for Carnival

Rio de Janeiro's famed samba groups stage rehearsals for their annual Carnival parades in the city's Sambadrome venue. more »

Scottish Deerhound is top dog

A Scottish Deerhound named Hickory wins Best in Show at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. more »

Baby gorilla takes first steps

A three-month-old baby gorilla takes its first shaky steps at London Zoo. more »

Disappearing Mexican glaciers

Climate change appears to be melting Mexico's two remaining glaciers faster than previously thought with scientists saying they could disappear within four years. more »

New cross-eyed star for a German zoo

A cross-eyed eyra - or wild cat - named Frank living at a German zoo near Leipzig is about to rob attention from Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum living only 25 kilometres away. more »

Bullfighter gored in Colombia

French bullfighter Sebastian Castella is recovering after he was gored in the ring on Saturday, fracturing his left clavicle. more »

UK artist celebrates Kate Middleton

Prince William's fiancée, Kate Middleton is immortalised in a Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" style piece of art by rising Pakistan-born British artist Zoobs more »

Video tapes make a comeback: as bags

A Berlin designer offers handbags for the communications age - made from old video tapes. more »

Haitian frogs rediscovered after years in the wilderness

Scientists on an amphibian-hunting mission to Haiti have just announced the re-discovery of six species of frog previously feared to be extinct. more »