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  1. Jilted elephant takes frustration out on 15 cars

    Jilted elephant takes frustration out on 15 cars

    After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

  2. Racy night with handcuffs lands Arkansas man in handcuffs, again

    By Steve Barnes
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas couple's evening of "kinky" entertainment ended with one pair of handcuffs used for fun being replaced by another used for real...

  3. Spanish employee who skipped work for six years must pay back wages

    Spanish employee who skipped work for six years must pay back wages

    A Spanish court has ruled that a civil servant who failed to show up to work for years must pay back nearly €27,000 ($43,283) in wages.

  4. 'Awkward moment' BBC presenter appears beside doppelganger mugshot

    'Awkward moment' BBC presenter appears beside doppelganger mugshot

    A hard-hitting BBC show, Crimewatch, took a very awkward turn when the presenter’s mugshot appeared to flash up on the screen.

  5. No same-sex emojis for Indonesia

    No same-sex emojis for Indonesia

    Indonesia has asked all social media and messaging platforms to drop emoticons featuring same-sex couples, a government official says, after popular application Line removed some of its emojis for the local market.

  6. Wild elephant rampage in Indian village caught on video

    Wild elephant rampage in Indian village caught on video

    (Reuters) - A wild elephant went on a rampage in a village in India's eastern West Bengal state on Wednesday, damaging around 100 structures, villagers said.
    Video taken in the village ...

  7. Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution

    By Andrew MacAskill
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a m...

  8. Ethan soars to infinity and beyond with Scitech

    Ethan soars to infinity and beyond with Scitech

    Look out, NASA, a Claremont schoolboy returned from a near-space mission last week that took him 28km above the Earth’s surface.

  9. Man faces charges after alligator tossed into drive-thru window

    Man faces charges after alligator tossed into drive-thru window

    A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn’t expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron.

  10. Beatle’s hair expected to fetch $10k

    Beatle’s hair expected to fetch $10k

    A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon will be auctioned.

  11. Wisconsin couple, too drunk to drive, give keys to 9-year-old: court

    Wisconsin couple, too drunk to drive, give keys to 9-year-old: court

    By Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin couple allowed their 9-year-old daughter to drive them and their 11-month-old baby because they were too drunk to do so themselves, ...

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