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September 12, 2014 2:09 PM Ancient 'dragon' beast flew right out of 'Avatar'

The remains of an extinct flying reptile (shown here in a reconstruction) that lived some 120 million years ago reveal the creature had a wingspan of 4.9 feet. (Chuang Zhao) A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called "ikran" in the film "Avatar" that its discoverers named 12

September 10, 2014 9:38 AM Husband attacked devout Christian wife when she accused him of being possessed by the devil after he underwent an exorcism in attempt to save their marriage

An adulterous husband who underwent an exorcism to save his marriage attacked his wife when she accused him of still being possessed by Satan. Anthony Berry 'snapped' after he was covered in holy water and threatened with a crucifix after he came home from a drinking session. A court heard the 52-year-old sweet factory worker had for years endured his wife Claire’s 14

September 9, 2014 9:22 PM From China’s Terracotta Army to the 'Door to Hell': Luxury holiday takes travellers to ten of the world's wonders in one month (but it will set you back £77,500)

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday and have a lot of cash to spare, a tour operator is prepared to take you on a fascinating trip around the world. Luxury lifestyle website VeryFirstTo is offering a month-long trek to see ten of the world’s wonders for the tidy sum of £77,500. Holidaymakers will be taken to destinations in countries 14

September 9, 2014 4:46 PM Michael Schumacher returns home from hospital, 254 days after skiing accident that left him in a coma 

Michael Schumacher has made it home - 254 days since smashing his head on to rocks in a freak ski accident in the Swiss Alps. He returned to his family home at Gland on Tuesday, according to Germany's biggest newspaper Bild, way ahead of a schedule set by doctors at a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne who predicted he might be home by Christmas 14

September 9, 2014 1:30 AM Primark eyes more US stores, but owner's shares slump

Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) is in talks to secure a number of store leases in the US north-east and plans to have up to 10 outlets there by late 2016. In a trading update, ABF also confirmed that it has leased 70,0000 sq ft of space in downtown Boston. A Primark store there - its first ever in the US - is slated to open next year. But the strong 13

September 8, 2014 10:41 AM Medal to mark Wales successes at Commonwealth Games

A commemorative medal struck by the Royal Mint is to be presented to Welsh athletes who took part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. They include six-times medallist, rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones, and judo gold medal winner Natalie Powell. The medal features a dragon and the words Team Wales/Tim Cymru on one side, and Glasgow 2014 and the Team Wales 15

September 8, 2014 8:49 AM Monty Python star Michael Palin confirmed as narrator for new series of The Clangers

Get working on your whistles, Michael Palin has been confirmed as narrator for the upcoming reboot of The Clangers. Due to air on the BBC next spring, actor, writer, presenter and comedian Palin, takes up the mantle from the late Oliver Postgate, creator and narrator of the original series. Originally debuting on TV in 1969, the cult kids favourite tells 12

September 7, 2014 4:59 PM Gandolfini plays crime boss in last film

In it, Gandolfini plays former crime boss Marv who is now in the pocket of a new and crueller operation. Tom Hardy (“Star Trek: Nemesis,” “Inception,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and the upcoming “Mad Max” reboot) is a Brooklyn bartender at a neighborhood pub that doubles as a drop — a place for local Chechen gangsters to launder 15

September 7, 2014 1:41 PM Liam Lacey’s TIFF diary: Tom Hardy’s onscreen evolution continues in The Drop Add to ...

Have you heard the one about a couple of Belgians, an Englishman, a Swede and a couple of Americans who end up in a Brooklyn bar? The punch line is that they got together and made a lean, authentic American crime drama, The Drop, which opens in theatres on Sept. 12 after premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The Belgians are director 13

September 5, 2014 2:07 PM Some Assembly Required – In Space

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. This image shows the instrument assembly on the left, shrouded in white. On the right is Rapid-Scat's nadir adapter 13