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Giant parrot probably ate its smaller feathered friends

Giant parrot probably ate its smaller feathered friendsScientists in New Zealand say they’ve found the fossilised remains of what is believed to be the world’s largest parrot.

Ex-girlfriend of Ohio gunman says there were ‘red flags’

Ex-girlfriend of Ohio gunman says there were ‘red flags’The ex-girlfriend of the man who shot nine people dead in Ohio has said there were “red flags” that suggested he might be capable of an attack.

‘Only a matter of time’ before Hong Kong protesters are punished

‘Only a matter of time’ before Hong Kong protesters are punishedIt is “only a matter of time” before protesters in Hong Kong face punishment, a Chinese official has warned.

Patients wearing fat suits ‘reveal medical students’ prejudices’

Patients wearing fat suits ‘reveal medical students’ prejudices’Researchers have said that getting hospital patients to wear fat suits could reveal the prejudices of medical students against overweight and obese people.

DNA ‘pregnancy test’ could help identify endangered species

DNA ‘pregnancy test’ could help identify endangered speciesA new DNA technique involving snow leopards and similar to a pregnancy test could provide a breakthrough in how endangered species in the wild are monitored.

Prisoner who wore girl’s mask in escape bid found ‘hanged’

Prisoner who wore girl’s mask in escape bid found ‘hanged’A Brazilian gang leader who tried to escape from jail by dressing up as his daughter has been found dead in his cell after apparently hanging himself.

Medical student becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

Medical student becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling raceA German medical student has made history after becoming the first woman to win cycling’s Transcontinental Race.

Man who chucked old fridge down hill gets his comeuppance

Man who chucked old fridge down hill gets his comeuppanceA man who threw a fridge down a hill in Spain has had to haul it back up again after being ordered to by officials.

Plane ‘carrying Pink’s crew’ bursts into flames after crash-landing

Plane ‘carrying Pink’s crew’ bursts into flames after crash-landingSinger Pink’s crew and manager have been involved in an aircraft emergency after the small plane they were in crash-landed and burst into flames, reports say.

Bake Off winner’s sister missing in Portugal after leaving airport

Bake Off winner’s sister missing in Portugal after leaving airportThe sister of 2012’s Great British Bake Off winner is missing in Portugal after leaving an airport without her passport.