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13 Jun. 2019
Fowl ref! Scotland bring out the rubber chickens at World Cup
Scotland’s hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women’s World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan – rubber chickens.
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22 May. 2019
Belgian monks resurrect brewery after two century break
Belgian monks at the Grimbergen abbey are on the verge of brewing beer again after a break of more than 200 years.
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16 Jul. 2019
Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine under toupee
A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.
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25 May. 2019
Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan’s Pillow Fighting Championship
The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships in Shizuoka Prefecture.
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28 May. 2019
Polish activists try to save cows condemned to death
A herd of about 180 free-roaming cows in Poland must be slaughtered, authorities have ruled, to the dismay of activists fighting to save them as a cause celebre for animal rights.
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20 May. 2019
Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent
Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument’s evacuation, and handed him over to police.
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3 Jul. 2019
Flight crew restrains ‘God’ aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico
Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted “I am God!” and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday.
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12 Jul. 2019
Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby’s auction
Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels.
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28 Jun. 2019
Cricket: Busy bees interrupt South Africa and Sri Lanka … again
A swarm of bees forced the players of South Africa and Sri Lanka to dive onto the ground during their Cricket World Cup clash at the Riverside Stadium on Friday — but for many on the pitch there was a sense of deja vu.
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12 Jul. 2019
The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record
A Belgian man sat on a toilet for nearly five days this week in a bid to set a world record.
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1 Jul. 2019
Feeling the heat? Estonian takes his sauna on the road, literally
A lot of Europe has felt like a sauna this month, which makes Willem Maesalu’s weird car seem even weirder: the bright yellow Audi 100 Avant is a rolling sauna.
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10 Jul. 2019
‘Best day ever!’ Internet pokes fun at Mexico’s finance minister grim-faced job acceptance
Mexico’s Arturo Herrera looks grim in a viral video in which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador names him finance minister, a job Herrera’s predecessor left in a huff at a time when Latin America’s second largest economy is signaling weakness.
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