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Policeman kicks handcuffed suspect

Spanish policeman filmed ‘karate kicking’ handcuffed suspect twice in newly released video

The suspect had been taken into custody for drink driving

The 'sun halo' appeared in the sky above Mexico on Thursday

Strange weather phenomenon in Mexico causes the Sun to develop a halo - video

Mexicans were prophesising the 'end of the world' after the weather event appeared above Mexico City

The tigers attack

Watch crane fight off three tigers in epic battle for survival at Chinese zoo - video

The crane took on three of the world's deadliest predators and lived to 'squawk' the tale

The crocodile measured in at 13ft

Crocodile 'half the length of a bus' caught in Australia's Northern Territory - video

It was the 128th saltwater crocodile to be caught in the Darwin harbour area in the last year

Dog being rescued from river in Colombia

Dog rescued from swollen river during deadly mudslides in south-west Colombia - video

Rescue workers used mouth to mouth resuscitation to revive the dog

Airport security staff arrest and use Taser on unarmed man at LAX - video

The man was arrested after police say he 'failed to cooperate with security staff'

A 14-year-old girl was arrested following the release of the video
The audience were amazed at the unnamed woman's incredible dance moves

Breakdancing granny performs hilarious dance routine to Brussels beatboxer - video

Now this granny can throw some shapes

Luke Reilly came face-to-face with the orca off the coast of New Zealand's North Island

Paddle boarder gets shock of his life when killer whale takes a 'nibble' on his board - video

Luke Reilly admitted he was a 'bit freaked out' by the experience

The dog was kicked in the head after refusing to follow its owner

RSPCA appeal for information on Darlington man who kicked dog 'like it was a football' - video

The dog was kicked after it refused to follow its owner

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End of the Aussie brain drain

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