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Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Published 11/08/2017

A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. [more…]

Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

Published 10/08/2017

Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead. [more…]

Low-crime Singapore investigating man after toothpicks found in bus seat

Low-crime Singapore investigating man after toothpicks found in bus seat

Published 08/08/2017

A 60-year-old Singaporean man is under investigation for inserting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus, a suspected case of "mischief" that could put him behind bars for up to two years, the police said on Tuesday. [more…]

Boasts could expose culprits in decapitation of Australian dinosaur replicas

Boasts could expose culprits in decapitation of Australian dinosaur replicas

Published 08/08/2017

Australian police on Tuesday said they expected the individuals who decapitated three dinosaur replicas at a museum to boast about their trophies to friends, so bringing about their own exposure. [more…]

Czech pig farm to quit WW2 Roma concentration camp site

Czech pig farm to quit WW2 Roma concentration camp site

Published 08/08/2017

The Czech government has persuaded an agricultural firm to sell a pig farm partly covering the site of a World War Two Nazi concentration camp where most of the victims were Roma. [more…]

Cooked It tops pecking order in real life Chicken Run

Cooked It tops pecking order in real life Chicken Run

Published 07/08/2017

While pundits often say some of the best runners can fly, one group of competitors gathered in England's Peak District really did have wings and feathers. [more…]

Hogwarts comes to Hunan: Chinese officials sacked for casting spells

Hogwarts comes to Hunan: Chinese officials sacked for casting spells

Published 04/08/2017

Two Chinese officials have been sacked for involvement in "superstitious activities", including casting spells to aid promotions and attending geomancy courses under the guise of business trips, state media said on Friday. [more…]

Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant

Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant

Published 03/08/2017

Dressed in blue surgical scrubs and gloves, kitchen staff at the Egyptian restaurant D.Kebda prepare grilled beef-liver sandwiches behind a glass pane as the customers tuck in. [more…]

French oysters go on sale in vending machines

French oysters go on sale in vending machines

Published 03/08/2017

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`Flying Spaghetti Monster` church told no advertising

`Flying Spaghetti Monster` church told no advertising

Published 02/08/2017

The anti-religion Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster can be banned from advertising its services on the outskirts of town, a German state court ruled on Wednesday. [more…]