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  1. Colorado man arrested after three hours perched on cliff-top tree

    By Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man who wrecked his car, fled from police and climbed a tree atop a mountain cliff has been arrested after negotiators spent three hours t...

  2. South African media fall for presidency's April Fool joke

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some loca...

  3. CERN proves The Force exists, Albert Hall outraged at Beatles 'holes' slur

    LONDON (Reuters) - From a supermarket putting in trampolines for customers to reach the top shelf to prestigious CERN saying it has proved The Force exists, Wednesday brought April Fool's spoofs a-ple...

  4. Gaza man feels duped after selling Banksy mural for $175

    Gaza man feels duped after selling Banksy mural for $175

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune on Wednesday after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist without realizing that the image...

  5. UPDATE: Street View flasher falls foul of police

    UPDATE: Street View flasher falls foul of police

    Police have reported a South Australian woman who flashed a Google Street View car, saying it is no different to a man exposing himself in public.

  6. Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a repor...

  7. Alabama lawmaker pushes repeal of law named after his dead patient

    By Jonathan Kaminsky
    (Reuters) - An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker is seeking to overturn a state law named for one of his patients, whose death 16 years earlier triggered legislation r...

  8. Pennsylvania man killed by mother-in-law's tombstone

    Pennsylvania man killed by mother-in-law's tombstone

    A Pennsylvania man had died after a tombstone he was decorating, toppled over and pinned him to the ground.

  9. Researchers inject team member with 'night vision'

    Researchers inject team member with 'night vision'

    A small research group has figured out how to give humans night vision, according to reports.

  10. South Korean gets plastic surgery ahead of robbery spree: police

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Police in South Korea say a man who was jailed for theft a decade ago had plastic surgery to obscure his identity and embark on a nine-month robbery spree beginning last April that n...

  11. Former NASA man says he saw alien

    Former NASA man says he saw alien

    A former NASA engineer has pleaded with people to take him seriously after claiming he saw a 2.7m-tall alien while monitoring a space mission.

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