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15 Jun. 2018
Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.
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13 Jun. 2018
Russia’s psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener
Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? The cat’s out of the bag: it’s Russia.
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16 Jun. 2018
Australian supermarket giant says ‘yes’ to mass nude photograph
More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.
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7 Jul. 2018
Lithuanian couple win world wife-carrying championship title in Finland
Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.
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30 Jun. 2018
‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.
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15 Jun. 2018
Russia cries foul over Nigerian fans’ World Cup chicken requests
Nigerian fans cheering on their national team in Saturday’s World Cup match against Croatia will be missing an important item in their supporter’s toolkit: chickens.
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14 Jul. 2018
Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman
Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.
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21 Jun. 2018
Pro-smoking Japanese lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient
A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.
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21 Jun. 2018
Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash
When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.
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11 Jul. 2018
Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors
A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.
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15 Jul. 2018
Buyan the bear predicts Croatia will beat France in World Cup final
Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday’s World Cup final.
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1 Jul. 2018
Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds
PUSHKIN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch the hosts defy the odds by beating Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
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