Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.
Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.
Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.
Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.
A local farm worker first stumbled on the remains in the desert near La Flecha, about 250km (135 miles) west of Trelew, Patagonia.
This giant herbivore lived in the forests of Patagonia between 95 and 100 million years ago, based on the age of the rocks in which its bones were found.
But despite its magnitude, it does not yet have a name.
Rockwell Syrock had a hobby. Jocko rather liked it too.
Together they toured the towns of Victorian North Carolina, whiling away the empty days before the invention of Twitter by joining the crowds of spectators at public executions.
Jocko was a monkey - a cheeky one by all accounts, who was quite a favourite with children for miles around their Goldsboro home. Like his owner, Jocko took a keen interest in the gruesome rituals of capital punishment.
If Mr Syrock was downhearted he made the best of the situation, grabbing the opportunity to take a closer look at the gibbet which was ready and waiting for its indisposed victim.
Jocko, of course, joined him, watching the workings of the scaffold and trap with especially studious eyes.
Back home, the primate scurried off to busy himself in his master's barn. The result of his private endeavours was nothing less than an evolutionary breakthrough. Alas, it was almost instantly annulled by what the Liverpool Echo called "one of the most novel suicides of the century".
Jocko was found dead, suspended by a clothes line to one of the rafters of the building, a victim of his own ghoulish experimentation.
A red carpet welcome awaits two distinguished Chinese visitors to Belgium on Sunday. Arriving at Brussels airport in a chartered Boeing 747, the couple and their entourage will be met on the tarmac by prime minister Elio Di Rupo, before being whisked to their new home: a zoo.
The pandas will stay in the Pairi Daiza animal park near Mons
Pairi Daiza is spending €8 million on a special 300-square-metre Chinese garden for the pandas to make the pair feel at home, including separate 120 square metre residences for each.
Молчите, господа офицеры, панда - не жираф, авось все обойдется.
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human rights abuses since the Second World War.
It came after a decade of near fruitless efforts by UN human rights workers to establish a dialogue with Pyongyang, which denounced the inquiry panel members as “human scum” and refused to allow them entry to the country.
A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning.
Marius was due to be killed by a bolt gun, not a lethal injection, which would contaminate the meat.
The director of a wildlife park in the Netherlands, Robert Krijuff, whose last-minute offer of a place was also rejected, said: "I can't believe it. We offered to save his life. Zoos need to change the way they do business."
Убили жирафа, сволочи.
A dog with a seasonal allergy to grass has been fitted with £50 set of boots specially made for him in Canada.
"At first he wasn't impressed, but now he will happily wear them. It's fantastic to see him running round without any problems."
"He walked like a clown at first, very uncoordinated, but within a few minutes he was fine. He sounds like a horse now when he runs around.
"This was not a common event, and it must have been among an elite because cremation was very expensive, and so was the ritual of burial. It may even have been seen as a philanthropic act for the good of the whole community."
The Roman historian Diodorus and other ancient historians gave graphic accounts of Carthaginian child sacrifice: "There was in their city a bronze image of Cronus, extending its hands, palms up and sloping towards the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire."
During the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and US President John F Kennedy wrote to each other regularly. Despite the hostility between their countries, the two men also exchanged presents. One was a dog called Pushinka, whose mother was one of the first dogs to fly into space and return alive.