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German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

Published 22/06/2017

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month. The king was not hurt.

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By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

Published 20/06/2017

A worker shows crickets at a farm belonging to company 'Little Food,' which prepares and promotes food products made from crickets, in Brussels, Belgium June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Published 16/06/2017

Italy's highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

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New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

Published 15/06/2017

A bottle of beer named 'Amigous,' with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump, is pictured at the Cru Cru brewery in Mexico City, Mexico, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented U.S. President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi folk musician to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

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Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Published 15/06/2017

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

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Living dolls: Spanish firm makes eerily realistic human, alien babies

Living dolls: Spanish firm makes eerily realistic human, alien babies

Published 12/06/2017

A Babyclon Animatronic baby is displayed at the Bilbao Reborn Doll Show, a trade fair featuring hyperrealist silicone and vinyl babies, known as 'Reborns', in Bilbao, northern Spain June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West

Want a doll that looks, moves and feels almost exactly like a newborn? Or how about a baby Avatar, or a half human-half piglet?

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For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

Published 08/06/2017

Kyle Fresques, 27, sits at his desk with his dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office, saying their presence can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the work environment.

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Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest

Published 02/06/2017

An Irish nun and a policeman have emerged as unlikely sporting stars, after a video of the pair kicking a football in their respective uniforms went viral.

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Nail-spiked meatballs lead to suspension for Alabama mail carrier

Nail-spiked meatballs lead to suspension for Alabama mail carrier

Published 02/06/2017

An Alabama mail carrier has been suspended and charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly feeding meatballs laced with nails to at least one dog on her route, U.S. Postal Service officials said on Friday.

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Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Published 31/05/2017

A late night Tweet is seen from the personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump, May 31, 2017. The Tweet reads, 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe'. Donald Trump/Twitter/Handout via REUTERS

A midnight tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of sometimes mocking speculation by Internet users wondering what the U.S. president meant by writing "covfefe" in an apparently unfinished Twitter post that lingered online for hours.

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