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  1. Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an i...

  2. Starbucks 'gives away' drinks after US system outage

    Starbucks 'gives away' drinks after US system outage

    Washington (AFP) - There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but fear not because there was free coffee supposedly going at Starbucks in North America after a major computer glitch.

  3. Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

    Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

    By Alexandra Ulmer
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale tha...

  4. Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash.
    ...

  5. China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "so...

  6. Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help'

    (Reuters) - Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authoriti...

  7. Leaders want topless sunbathing in L.A.'s Venice Beach

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the po...

  8. Four decades after jail escape, inmate to return to North Carolina

    By Letitia Stein
    (Reuters) - After almost four decades on the run, an escaped North Carolina prison inmate is back behind bars in Kentucky, having turned himself in over medical issues,...

  9. Coyote roaming exclusive Manhattan triggers massive police hunt

    By Barbara Goldberg
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coyote spotted on Wednesday in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood touched off a massive police hunt that shut down Riverside Park, then led t...

  10. Wisconsin church ends pig wrestling after advocates raise stink

    By Brendan O'Brien
    (Reuters) - A four-decade tradition of people mud-wrestling pigs at a Wisconsin church's summer fundraiser has been halted after 81,000 people signed an online petiti...

  11. 'Bully' New Zealand PM apologizes for pulling waitress's ponytail again and again

    'Bully' New Zealand PM apologizes for pulling waitress's ponytail again and again

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologized on Wednesday for pulling the ponytail of a waitress who accused him of bullying, media reported.
    The unnamed waitre...

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