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15 Aug. 2018
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
Britain’s hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
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3 Aug. 2018
Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood
More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.
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15 Sep. 2018
Soccer: Players rescue ambulance in Brazil league match
Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start.
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15 Aug. 2018
Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo
American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.
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1 Aug. 2018
Fields Medal stolen from Kurdish mathematician in Rio
A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics,’ had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
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10 Aug. 2018
Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth
Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.
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7 Sep. 2018
Homeless vet to get all cash raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMe
A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves.
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17 Aug. 2018
Karachi’s rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground
Residents of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.
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6 Sep. 2018
Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dog
An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world’s fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.
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22 Sep. 2018
The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale
Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?
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14 Aug. 2018
Trump ‘live figure’ thumps Merkel at Berlin’s Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday – a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.
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2 Aug. 2018
Christmas comes early for London department store
On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.
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