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Emma Czornobaj, 25, was also given 240 hours community service and a 10-year driving ban

Canadian woman jailed after stopping car for ducks and causing two deaths

Emma Czornobaj, 25, was also given 240 hours community service and a 10-year driving ban

Video: Watch curious brown bear play with stuffed Santa Claus

This bear is obviously not too concerned about whether or not he gets his presents this year

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the The Imitation Game Los Angeles Special Screening, hosted By Chanel at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, on 10 November, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch brands Sony's response to cyber attacks a tragedy for artistic freedom

The British actor seemingly condemned the axing of assassination movie The Interview following several security scares from hackers

The wheel clamp broke away as the woman drove home

Video: Brazen woman drives home despite having wheel clamp attached to back wheel

The unidentified woman was auditioning for a US reality TV show when a parking attendant clamped her

The GhostSwimmer was unveiled at a test event at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

US Navy develop underwater drone shaped like a shark

It is hoped the GhostSwimmer can eventually be used in US Navy intelligence and reconnaissance missions

The Deer jumped out unexpectedly as Patlove cycled down Alexander Ave in California

Video: Watch unexpected collision between cyclist and deer

Silas Patlove says he remembers very little about the crash that was captured on his head-mounted camera

One of the thieves asked for directions as the other grabbed the wife's purse

Video: Shocking CCTV footage shows thieves distract and then steal from elderly couple

West Midlands Police are now appealing for anyone with any information on the two criminals to come forward

Video: Watch passengers experience terrifying plane turbulence above Japan

The plane had to make an emergency landing in Japan after a number of passengers required medical attention

A local reporter walks past a wall full of bullet holes at the Army Public School

Peshawar school attack: Video emerges showing devastation caused by Taliban school massacre

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING:: Video emerges showing inside of the Peshawar school following yesterday's Taliban massacre

The film brought together over 350,000 photographs

Video: London's biggest ever time-lapse video created by over 40 photographers

Over 350,000 photographs were put together from 80 different clips

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick