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  1. Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder's meeting

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father's attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead w...

  2. Perth attempts sandcastle world record

    Perth attempts sandcastle world record

    While many carry the distant dream of exploring the globe with a job they enjoy, Jennifer Rossen has achieved such a lifestyle - by building sandcastles.

  3. Missing in Missouri: two Bactrian camels

    By Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - The hunt is on for two missing Bactrian camels apparently taken from a central Missouri farm along with a pair of steers, authorities said on Wednesday.
    ...

  4. Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India's fashion catwalk

    By Tony Tharakan
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk.
    But...

  5. Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

    Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue.
    Sheriff's deputies in Natchitoches Parish on T...

  6. North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettes

    North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettes

    By Sohee Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes, a pro-North newspaper repor...

  7. Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out

    Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Park Service is weighing using dogs to drive off Canada geese that each foul the U.S. capital's National Mall with up to three pounds (1.4 kg) of droppings a day, the a...

  8. Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out

    Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Park Service is weighing using dogs to drive off Canada geese that each foul the U.S. capital's National Mall with up to three pounds (1.4 kg) of droppings a day, the a...

  9. Conman lived it up at the casino

    Conman lived it up at the casino

    Anthony George Collie burning up tens of thousands of dollars a day at Crown casino.

  10. British police hunt thieves who stole 38 pythons

    LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they were hunting for thieves who broke into an apartment in northwest England and stole 38 Royal Python snakes.
    The non-venomous snakes...

  11. Lack of orange juice leads Louisiana man to shoot son in buttocks

    Lack of orange juice leads Louisiana man to shoot son in buttocks

    A Louisiana man was in custody on Monday after shooting his 18-year-old son in the buttocks during a fight about orange juice, police said.
    Eldridge Dukes, 58, faces charges...

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