Syrian rebels unveil 'Mad Max-style' home-built tank controlled by gamepad from a Sony Playstation Scrapyard vehicle built on the chassis of an old diesel carFeatures five cameras and a remotely controlled machine gunNow heading towards flashpoint city of Aleppo to join rebel offensive | UPDATED: 18:09 GMT, 10 December 2012 It may look like something out of a Mad Max movie, but this home-built tank is the latest weapon in the Syrian rebels' desperate fight against the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The Sham II, which was cobbled together from the chassis of an old diesel car and parts salvaged from a junkyard in under a month, uses a controller from a Sony Playstation games console to aim a roof-mounted machine gun. Inside the rusting steel panels a crew of two sit side-by-side in front of flatscreen TV's mounted on the wall.
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Seven missing as highway tunnel caves in west of Tokyo while rescuers fear a second collapse Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubbleVideo footage from cameras inside the tunnel show firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehiclesThe cause of the Sasago Tunnel collapse in Japan is under investigation | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 At least seven people are feared missing after parts of a major road tunnel collapsed west of Tokyo – trapping vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubble at the Sasago Tunnel, around 50 miles outside the capital.
Wood you spot the meerkats Faces of three beady-eyed inquisitive creatures found in fence panel Knot formation gives impression of grinning meerkat faces | UPDATED: 16:44 GMT, 26 November 2012 Stunned Pamela Warriner, 75, had to ‘compare the meerkat’ when she saw the faces of three of the weasel-like animals engrained in her new garden fence. The knots in the grain of the wood appeared to form the beady eyes, pointy nose and grinning mouth of the inquisitive creature. And the thin cut of the wood for the fence panels meant the impression has been repeated three times over.