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30 Apr. 2019
Beast from the east: Indian soldiers reckon they’ve found Yeti footprints
Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.
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16 May. 2019
Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines
A Belgian court has ordered the country’s former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter.
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2 Apr. 2019
What’s in a name? Japan puzzles over ‘Reiwa’, the term for new imperial era
Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of “Reiwa” a day after its unveiling gripped the nation.
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29 Mar. 2019
Artists use Ukraine president’s candy wrappers for critical portrait
As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.
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27 Mar. 2019
Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland
Donning yellow trousers, shiny platform shoes, red lipstick and headphones, 80-year-old “DJ Wika” stands behind the decks, mixing party music in a huge Warsaw club.
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2 Apr. 2019
Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns
An April Fools’ Day resignation prank? One Texas civil court judge wishes it were so.
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17 Apr. 2019
Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football
The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry.
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12 Apr. 2019
Don’t like surprises? AI predicts who survives ‘Game of Thrones’
If you are a “Game of Thrones” fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now.
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7 May. 2019
Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company.
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10 Apr. 2019
Swiss government says coffee ‘not essential’, stockpiling to end
Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation’s emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.
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9 May. 2019
Stop bugging him: Philippine leader brushes off finger-sized pest
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seemed unfazed when a finger-sized cockroach scrambled onto his shoulder as he spoke at a campaign rally on Wednesday night.
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17 Apr. 2019
Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast
REUTERS (April 17) – A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday.
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