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Man 'high on bath salts stabs goat' in West Virginia

A man found wearing women's underwear and standing over a goat's carcass told police he was high on a designer drug marked as bath salts, officers claim.

On The Road: Eggs over easy in the Caribbean

Sarah Cameron in Dominica

John Walsh: Farewell then, Larry, king of the gaffes

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Goat that gored hiker had history of aggression

A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker, then stood over the man and stared at people trying to help, had shown aggressive behaviour in the past, US Olympic National Park officials said.

Fashionable living: Designer Savannah Miller is turning her farmhouse into a eco-chic retreat

Fashion designer Savannah Miller has rejected the A-list lifestyle of her film-star sister, Sienna. Instead she's turning her Gloucestershire farmhouse into a eco-chic retreat.

Goat put down after horns ripped out

A goat had to be put down after his horns were ripped out in a "barbaric" attack, the RSPCA said today.

Spider Silk, By Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L Craig

Say "spider" and, if you can bear to think of them, you probably freely associate them with "webs". But most spiders (there are about 40,000 species) don't spin webs at all. Silk, yes, but that's a different matter - because the range of uses to which spiders put their silk goes way beyond webs. Spiders began as burrowers, lining their lairs with silk, and a particularly ingenious contrivance is the hinged trapdoor that the evolutionarily primitive Mesothele spiders still use to shut out the world.

Why the cheese knives are out

Brie or stilton? Cheddar or comté? British or French? Few foods arouse such fierce tribalism. Tim Walker reports from the cutting edge of the fromage affray

Anyone for headless goat rugby...?

Genghis Khan's favourite sport is huge in Afghanistan, and if its fans have their way could soon be coming to Britain

20 great things to do this Easter weekend

Will it be the Boat Race, or the goat race? A walk in the wild, or a close encounter with robots? There are hundreds of fantastic activities around Britain to keep the family entertained. Here's our selection of spring delights

The man who cares for goats

The Army has an unlikely secret weapon in the fight against the Taliban – a vet

How rock'n'roll stopped into a church...

Many US indie acts have a secret member – God. Nick Hasted sermonises on an obsession that runs from Jerry Lee Lewis to J Tillman, Cat Power and others

Zardari sacrifices goats to 'ward off evil'

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off "evil eyes" and protect him from "black magic", it emerged yesterday.

Get your goat: Develop a taste for the new kid on the block

It's a staple food all over the globe. Now at last this tender, tangy, super-lean meat is finding favour here, too.

Pet of the Week: The pygmy goat

Who's this gruff little character? Not so gruff, actually. The pygmy goat is the diminutive cousin of your standard domestic goat. They are fun, friendly and easy to keep, for many reasons.

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