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6 Feb. 2019
Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out
Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in public.
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11 Feb. 2019
Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation
Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.
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12 Mar. 2019
Painting sow Pigcasso hogs the limelight at South Africa farm
Step aside Francis Bacon.
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6 Mar. 2019
Mooing, no booing for roller-skating Spanish farmer with a dream
After tending to his cows all day, Pablo Pato swept the hay off the floor and transformed, almost Cinderella-like, into a freestyle roller skater without leaving the cowshed in the remote mountain village of Llanuces in northern Spain.
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25 Jan. 2019
Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe
The robots at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all – they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers.
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11 Feb. 2019
Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony
Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise condominium that was captured on a video that went viral.
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31 Jan. 2019
Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia
An Indonesian variety of the durian – a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been sold in a store on the island of Java for a hefty $1,000 per fruit.
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25 Jan. 2019
Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant
Portuguese archaeologists digging near one of Lisbon’s most iconic restaurants, the Solar dos Presuntos (Manor of Hams), have discovered a large Roman cemetery holding 2,000-year-old skeletons and various ancient artifacts.
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12 Mar. 2019
German yachtsman inflates trousers to survive 3 hours in sea
Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat for over three hours before his rescue by coastguards.
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25 Jan. 2019
Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France
Dozens of domestic rabbits have been killed and left outside their hutches in rural Brittany in western France since last summer, but police have found no clues to help them find those responsible.
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5 Mar. 2019
UK town battens down the hatches for crazy ‘royal’ football game
Hundreds of people descended on the town of Ashbourne in central England on Tuesday to play a traditional football game in which the rules are hazy and the goals three miles apart.
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2 Feb. 2019
NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke
Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker punch for many fans in the team’s old hometown.
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