Televangelist claims God told him Donald Trump will win

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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The televangelist Pat Robertson claims God has told him Donald Trump will win next month’s election. The multi-millionaire and former US presidential candidate also forecast that there will be at least two attempts on Trump’s life and a war against Israel that will be “put down by God.” Then an asteroid will end the world, he says.

Miley Cyrus says she was (probably) chased by UFOs

Miley Cyrus says she was once “chased down by some sort of UFO”. The pop singer said that the encounter “fucked me up” and that she now can’t “look at the sky the same”. Recalling the incident in San Bernardino, she said “I’m pretty sure about what I saw”. However, she admits: “I’d also bought weed wax from a guy in a van in front of a taco shop, so it could have been the weed wax.”

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Pregnant woman runs mile in under six minutes

A woman in California has run a mile in under six minutes while nine months pregnant. Makenna Myler, 28, said her husband, Mike, bet her $100 (£76) that she could not run a mile in under eight minutes, and she decided to take on the challenge only one week before her due date. “I think pregnancy is a beautiful thing and it’s not an injury or a sickness, that you’re still really capable,” she said.

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Chas Newkey-Burden has been part of The Week Digital team for more than a decade and a journalist for 25 years, starting out on the irreverent football weekly 90 Minutes, before moving to lifestyle magazines Loaded and Attitude. He was a columnist for The Big Issue and landed a world exclusive with David Beckham that became the weekly magazine’s bestselling issue. He now writes regularly for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Metro, FourFourTwo and the i new site. He is also the author of a number of non-fiction books.