Justin Bieber's pet monkey is set to become the property of Germany.
Mally the Monkey was seized by German customs at the end of March after Bieber failed to produce required vaccination and import papers for the animal on his arrival in Munich.
He was given until midnight on Friday to produce those documents.
But customs spokesman Thomas Meister said the authorities had opened up their offices after the weekend and had still not received any information.
The customs authority will now formally transfer ownership of the animal to the German state, he said.
Bieber will then have six weeks to contest the decision.
It is not yet known when authorities will make a decision on the monkey's permanent home.
Mally, a capuchin monkey, has been cared for at Munich's animal shelter since being taken into quarantine.
A Burmese python measuring nearly 19ft has been captured in South Florida.
About 3ft of the 18ft 8in (569cm) snake was spotted sticking out of some roadside brush on May 11 by Jason Leon and some friends, as they drove late at night through a rural area of southeast Miami-Dade County.
The 23-year-old got out of his car, grabbed the snake behind its head and dragged it into the open.
When the snake tried to wrap itself around his leg, he called to his friends for help and then used a knife to decapitate the 128lb (58kg) specimen.
"I was pretty exhausted and I didn't want to get bit," he said.
He once owned Burmese pythons as pets and knew how to handle the snake, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The previous record was a 17ft 7in python caught in August in the Everglades National Park.
The female snake was not carrying any eggs, University of Florida scientists said.
Mr Leon has agreed to donate the skeleton but has been promised the skin, which he plans to tan and put on his living room wall.A more moderately sized Burmese Python caught in January
Pythons are an invasive species in Florida, where researchers believe they are eating their way through populations of native mammals in the Everglades.
A public snake hunt earlier this year yielded 68 of the snakes - the longest measuring more than 14ft.
Roughly 1,600 people - mainly amateur hunters - signed up for the state-sponsored Python Challenge.
No one knows exactly how many pythons there are, but the population likely developed from pets released into the wild.
Florida now prohibits owning or selling pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans importation and interstate sale of the species.
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James Bond's geiger counter wristwatch from hit movie Thunderball has turned up following years of mystery about its whereabouts after it was found at a car boot sale.
The prop, one of the many gadgets used by 007 during his half century on-screen - was key to the plot of the film as it helped the secret agent locate stolen atomic weapons during underwater scenes in the 1965 film.
The Breitling watch was picked up for £25 but is now to be sold by Christie's in London with an estimated price of up to £60,000.
The Top Time model by the luxury Swiss watch firm was the first watch which Bond movie-goers had seen being adapted by Q's team of boffins in the film series.
It is one of a number of items given to Bond by Q - played by Desmond Llewelyn - when he heads over to Nassau to give him extra equipment.
One of the hands of the watch shows the strength of radioactivity.
Sean Connery, who plays the agent, uses it during the film's famous aquatic scenes on a mission to find two Nato bombs stolen by Spectre.Sean Connery appeared in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983
The basic watch was originally made by Breitling in 1962, then adapted by the James Bond art department, and was the only one produced for the movie.
It is thought that it had been passed on by someone who worked at Pinewood Studios, where much of the movie was made.
The auction house, which will offer the watch at its South Kensington saleroom in a Pop Culture sale on June 26, had little further detail about the car boot sale.
Christie's said of the find: "This is a great opportunity for collectors to acquire a unique piece of James Bond memorabilia."
The new England football kit has been revealed and was instantly compared to West Germany's 1970s outfit by some fans.
New sponsor Nike have opted for a simple design, with a rounded collar and navy badge.
But fans have taken to social media sites to vent their displeasure at the kit's likeness to England's great rivals.
One user wrote: "New England kit? looks more like a German kit!"
Another posted: "Very German! We are white and red!"
The first look of the shirt was tweeted by England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who let one lucky pupil at his old school model it.
Dogs are well-known for being able to sniff out deadly explosives but they could have a rival in the future - honeybees.
Researchers say the insects have a perfect sense of smell that can detect the odour and they may be used to help find unexploded landmines in Croatia.
The sugar-craving bees are being trained to identify their food by using the scent of TNT (trinitrotoluene), a powerful explosives mix.
Professor Nikola Kezic and his students set up several feeding points inside a tent, with only a few containing TNT particles.
The method of authenticating the scent of explosives with the food they eat appears to work.
The bees gather mainly at the pots containing a sugar solution mixed with TNT, and not the ones that have a different smell.
Prof Kezic, who leads part of the mine detection operation Tirimisu, said he concluded that bees can clearly detect the explosives.
He said: "This scent, it's coming from the TNT. In the centre of this scent, we put the reward.
"We put sugar solution as a reward to condition the bees that they can find food just in the middle of (the) smell of TNT scent."
Dogs and even rats have been used to detect explosives worldwide, but unlike bees, they could set off blasts on the minefields because of their weight.
Once the experiment with bees proves scientifically reliable, the idea is to use them in areas that have already been de-mined where their movement would be followed with heat-seeking cameras.
Around 460 square miles are still suspected to be filled with mines from Croatia's war in the 1990s but coming to the rescue could be the unlikely insect heroes.
Officials estimate that since the beginning of the Balkan wars in 1991, about 2,500 people have died from landmine explosions.
During the four-year conflict, 90,000 landmines were placed mostly at random and without any plan or existing maps.
Prof Kezic said US researchers had in the past experimented with mine-searching bees, but TNT was not part of their tests because its smell evaporated quickly and only small traces remain after time.
A bear weighing nearly 300lb has been tranquillized and removed from a homeowner's backyard after it was discovered resting up a tree.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say the male black bear climbed into the tree in a Florida neighbourhood late on Thursday night.
A tranquillizer dart was used to subdue the bear, causing him to fall from a high tree branch into a tarp that was held above ground by a group of wildlife officials.
The animal was then carried away to be relocated to the Ocala National Forest.
The same bear was found in an Orlando neighbourhood in June last year when it was first relocated to the forest.
A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gary Morse, said the local population of bears had outgrown their natural habitat.
Venezuelans have been hit by a chronic toilet paper shortage leading to empty supermarket shelves and long queues to snap up the remaining rolls.
When new stocks arrive at supermarkets customers have been rushing in to fill their trollies.
The country is used to a scarcity of basic food items such as milk and sugar but even by the country’s usual standards the toilet paper shortage has caused considerable consumer panic.
One 70-year-old woman said she had been trying to find toilet rolls for two weeks before locating a few rolls in a supermarket in Caracas. Maria Rojas said: "Even at my age, I've never seen this."A lucky customer leaves with a bag full of toilet roll
Another customer in the same supermarket, Maria Perez, said: "Here there's a shortage of everything - butter, sugar, flour." But, she added: "There always used to be toilet paper."
President Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on running the country and won April’s election, claims it is a conspiracy to destabilise the country.
However, the government has agreed to import an extra 50 million toilet rolls to cope with demand.
His Commerce Minister Alejandro Fleming said "excessive demand" for tissue had built up due to a "media campaign that has been generated to disrupt the country."
He said monthly consumption of toilet paper was normally 125 million rolls, but current demand "leads us to think that 40 million more are required."
"We will bring in 50 million to show those groups that they won't make us bow down," he said.
Economists say Venezuela's shortages of some consumer products stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government's controls on foreign currency.Supermarket workers examine the empty shelves
Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University in the US, said: "State-controlled prices - prices that are set below market-clearing price - always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union."
But economic theory does little to help those down to their last few sheets.
"I've been looking for it for two weeks," Cristina Ramos said at one store. "I was told that they had some here and now I'm in the queue."
Many factories operate at half capacity because the currency controls make it hard for them to pay for imported parts and materials.
Pop star Justin Bieber has until midnight to claim his pet monkey – or lose it to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The singer's 17-week-old capuchin, called Mally, was seized by customs staff at Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport after he failed to produce the correct papers for the animal.
The Canadian star was detained "for some time" while customs officials took Mally into quarantine at the airport.
Mally was sent to a Munich Animal Protection League (MAPL) animal shelter, where he has remained, unclaimed, since March 28.
Customs officials have said that if Bieber does not produce the papers by midnight on May 17 then Mally will become the property of Germany.Bieber performing as part of his 'Believe' World Tour
They will also be billing the pop star for the monkey's care, vet visits and food - an invoice that will run to several thousand dollars.
MAPL said that they had received two emails claiming to be from Bieber's management company.
In the messages they were asked how long they had to produce the paperwork before the monkey would be put down, and secondly whether it could be given to a zoo.
Custom officials say they have yet to receive any formal request for that from Bieber or any of his representatives.
Speaking last month, customs spokesman Thomas Meister, said: "If by May 17 there is nothing, then he loses ownership of the animal and it becomes the property of the Federal Republic of Germany.
"If Bieber really does want to place the animal in a zoo, he is welcome to contact customs authorities and forfeit Mally at any time, but will likely have to pay costs associated with keeping the monkey so far and a fine."Bieber posts a picture of himself recovering from his collapse
Bieber flew his pet, understood to have been a 19th birthday president from music producer Jamal Rashid on March 1, to Munich on the Cessna Citation X he rents for £13,000-a-time.
He was performing in the city on his world tour, which had been blighted by a series of unfortunate headlines.
He was booed for lateness of arrival for his concert at the O2 in London and had to apologise to fans. At a later gig he collapsed on stage and had to be treated in hospital.
He then cancelled a concert in Portugal, saying he had had a "rough week" in London.
In March, Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Hotel Le Meurice in Paris apparently because of the "nuisance caused by the presence of his fans around the buildings".
In April he came under fire for a message he wrote in the guestbook at the Amsterdam home where Anne Frank once lived. He wrote he hoped the Holocaust victim "would have been a belieber".
An Australian politician has been attacked by a kangaroo as he went for a morning jog.
Shane Rattenbury said he was out running in a suburb of the capital Canberra when he suddenly came up against an eastern grey kangaroo grazing on a front lawn.
"We both got a nasty fright, and of course when kangaroos are startled, they lash out," the 41-year-old said.
"As the kangaroo sought to escape, it landed on me, and its claws dug into my leg."
Mr Rattenbury tweeted his encounter along with a picture of his bloodied legs, saying: "Mugged by a kangaroo! And this was in the suburbs, had not even got to the nature park!"
The politician said the 1.4 metre (4ft 7ins) tall kangaroo knocked him to the pavement, the claws of its powerful hind legs drawing blood with two scratches to his left leg. His right leg was painfully bruised by the pavement.
Moments later, a passer-by noticed Mr Rattenbury was injured and drove him home.MP Shane Rattenbury injured his left leg in the attack
His mother heard of her son's plight on a radio news bulletin and took him to a walk-in clinic, where a nurse cleaned his wounds and gave him a tetanus shot.
"The nurse who treated me had treated someone before who had been scratched by a kangaroo and ended up with a very bad infection," Mr Rattenbury said. "So she was quite keen to give it a good clean-out."
Mr Rattenbury limped into the Australian Capital Territory state parliament a few minutes before Thursday's session began and more than three hours after his painful brush with nature.
He was bemused that many people seemed more concerned about the kangaroo's welfare than his.
"I can assure people that the kangaroo is fine," he said. "It was last seen hopping off into the distance quite comfortably."
Kangaroos are among Australia's most loved native species. A kangaroo and an emu feature on the nation's coat of arms. But kangaroos are so numerous around Canberra that the ACT government maintains a controversial culling program to contain them.
Mr Rattenbury, who is a member of the environmentally focused Greens party, said he accepts the scientific evidence that kangaroo numbers have to be controlled around Canberra. Thursday's close encounter did not change that.
"Without a predator, kangaroos have increased their abundance and have a detrimental impact on the rest of the ecosystem," he said. "The Greens have not opposed that cull."
He added: "I really enjoy seeing kangaroos and we're very lucky in Canberra to have them as part of our neighbourhoods, but I usually prefer to keep them at a bit more of a distance than this."
Kangaroos rarely harm people, although in 2009 one jumped through a bedroom window of a Canberra home late at night and terrorised a family before a householder wrestled it out the front door.
Wildlife veterinarian Karen Vickers said more kangaroos were likely to venture deeper into Canberra suburbs in search of watered lawns to feed in the drier months ahead and that people should be wary.
"It sounds like they startled each other and Shane came off worse," she told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. "They're really not out to get us."
The attack clearly did not cause Mr Rattenbury to lose his sense of humour. He added later on twitter: "I believe the roo is fine - escaped the scene quickly, but did fail to get my watch or wallet for those who were wondering ..."
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