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Indiana man accused of mailing dead skunks, raccoon to rival for job

Indiana man accused of mailing dead skunks, raccoon to rival for job

Published 19/09/2016

Travis Tarrants of Indiana is pictured in this undated handout photo. Jackson County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters

An Indiana man who police say mailed dead skunks and a raccoon to a man chosen over him as school basketball coach has been arrested on stalking, animal cruelty and other charges, police said on Wednesday.

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All-female cast in Brooklyn stages nude production of Shakespeare`s `The Tempest`

All-female cast in Brooklyn stages nude production of Shakespeare`s `The Tempest`

Published 19/09/2016

To be clothed, or not to be clothed? That was a no-brainer for members of an all-female cast in Brooklyn who stripped down to celebrate their freedom of expression in a nude version of Shakespeare in the park.

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Bad parking job leaves car dangling from Austin garage

Bad parking job leaves car dangling from Austin garage

Published 10/09/2016

Firefighters lower a car from a nine-story parking lot in Austin, Texas September 9, 2016 after the driver broke through protective wires while parking on the roof and the vehicle avoided crashing to the ground when one of the wires attached itself to the axle. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

A man who failed to stop when pulling into a rooftop spot of a nine-story parking garage in Austin, rammed through protection wires and avoided a deadly fall when one wire wrapped around an axle, leaving the car dangling on the building's side on Friday.

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New Zealand library shelves annoying, high-pitched `mosquito` device targeting loiterers

New Zealand library shelves annoying, high-pitched `mosquito` device targeting loiterers

Published 09/09/2016

A New Zealand library that went beyond stern looks from librarians to ensure peace and quiet has turned off a "mosquito" device after drawing criticism for targeting young people with an annoying, high-pitched buzz.

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Pokemon Go hunters snare real thief in New Zealand

Pokemon Go hunters snare real thief in New Zealand

Published 01/09/2016

A man uses a mobile phone in front of an advertisement board bearing the image of Pokemon Go at an electronic shop in Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Some New Zealand fans of the smartphone game Pokemon Go caught more than they bargained for when they grabbed a thief who broke into a car and held him until police arrived.

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Competitors slip and slide for gravy wrestling championships

Competitors slip and slide for gravy wrestling championships

Published 30/08/2016

Men and women wrestlers wearing fancy dress tackled a slippery surface for a somewhat unusual contest on Monday - the "World Gravy Wrestling Championships".

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Peru’s president says local people do not get his ‘English humor’

Peru’s president says local people do not get his ‘English humor’

Published 29/08/2016

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski poses for a photo after exercising at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

After upsetting lawmakers and a senior church leader with comments that have triggered chuckles and raised eyebrows, Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has observed that Peruvians do not get his "English humor".

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Burkina Faso bans big buttocks beauty contest

Burkina Faso bans big buttocks beauty contest

Published 27/08/2016

The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist.

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Nigerian man faces charges for naming his dog after president

Nigerian man faces charges for naming his dog after president

Published 24/08/2016

A Nigerian man is being charged for provoking people and "breach of peace" by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name twice on the pet, police said on Wednesday.

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Police hunt men who dumped crocodiles in Australian school

Police hunt men who dumped crocodiles in Australian school

Published 23/08/2016

Australian police are searching for four men who left three malnourished saltwater crocodiles in a school, after breaking in to steal computer equipment.

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