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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. Carter rejoices with   gift of giving

    Carter rejoices with gift of giving

    For his 11th birthday celebration, Carter Mitchell prepared backpacks of supplies to give homeless people.

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.
    ...

  11. 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...

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