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Stop taking stupid selfies, Croatia tells tourists

Stop taking stupid selfies, Croatia tells tourists

Croatia's mountain rescue service has urged tourists to stop putting themselves in danger taking "stupid and dangerous selfies", after a Canadian man was almost killed falling down a 75-metre cliff. "Dear ...

July 11, 2016, Monday


Singapore police hunt bank 'note' robber

Singapore police hunt bank 'note' robber

Singapore police said Friday they are hunting a man who managed to steal more than $22,000 from a bank using nothing but a piece of paper. The suspect, described as caucasian, strolled into a Standard ...

July 11, 2016, Monday


Raisin' cash: Japan grapes fetch US$10,900 at auction

Raisin' cash: Japan grapes fetch US$10,900 at auction

A bunch of grapes in Japan sold for US$10,900 Thursday, a record price for the variety in the fruit-obsessed nation where the produce can be a huge status symbol. Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely ...

July 11, 2016, Monday


Aussie man calls cops after dad burns cannabis

Aussie man calls cops after dad burns cannabis

Northern Territory police said the man called them on Tuesday evening from Humpty Doo, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Darwin, to report he had a fight with his father. "As retribution his father ...

July 11, 2016, Monday


Hot dog-eating champ tastes victory again in US contest

Hot dog-eating champ tastes victory again in US contest

Legendary competitive eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut wolfed down a record 70 hot dogs -- buns and all -- in just 10 minutes Monday to reclaim his crown at an annual New York competition. Chestnut's gastric ...

July 11, 2016, Monday


Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched a safety campaign to keep them from walking into busy traffic. Smartphone-related ...

June 24, 2016, Friday

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Drug lord's pet hippos roam Colombian village

Drug lord's pet hippos roam Colombian village

More than 20 years after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos. Look out of the window in the dead of night in the village of ...

July 5, 2016, Tuesday


Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Want to run a small US paper? Write a persuasive essay

Want to run a small US paper? Write a persuasive essay

If you have the vision, the tiny Hardwick Gazette weekly newspaper in northern Vermont can be yours -- not for a song, but for an essay. The owner of the weekly -- which has a circulation of just 2,200 ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


Screwworm sex earns departed duo a 'Golden Goose'

Screwworm sex earns departed duo a 'Golden Goose'

The ins and outs of screwworm sex may not sound like a topic that would arouse passions. Yet, it seduced a pair of American entomologists who dedicated years to unravelling the flesh-eating creature's ...

June 24, 2016, Friday


 

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