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Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer retires

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney is flying the nest after a 50-year long career as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. READ MORE

Ice cream vans scoop world record

A world record has been set for the longest parade of ice cream vans. READ MORE

Mako Vunipola: England and Saracens prop to miss autumn Tests with calf strain

England suffer a further injury blow before the autumn Tests as Mako Vunipola is ruled out for about six weeks - joining brother Billy on the sidelines. READ MORE

Real Madrid protests La Liga's Miami match plan

Real Madrid has written to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to register the club's opposition to La Liga's plan to stage a league match between Barcelona and Girona this season in the US. READ MORE

Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career

Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music. READ MORE

Melania Trump : 'Smoke-filled' plane forced to land

Passengers on board were handed wet towels as the smoke-filled aircraft was forced to turn around. READ MORE

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA

Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association. READ MORE

Australian star calls for indigenous shirt at Rugby World Cup

Australian rugby union star Kurtley Beale has called for the Wallabies to wear an indigenous-themed jersey at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. READ MORE

Spanish drug baron Francisco Tejón surrenders after video clip

A week after one of Spain's most wanted men appears in a raunchy music video, he turns himself in. READ MORE

Washington Wizards hire Kristi Toliver as WNBA player blazes trail

As a child, Kristi Toliver dreamed about becoming the first woman to play in the NBA. This week she became a pioneer in the sport a different way. READ MORE

Tasmania penguin deaths: Dozens killed in suspected dog attack

The deaths of 58 small penguins in Tasmania have led officials to issue a warning to dog owners. READ MORE

Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided

A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software. READ MORE