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  1. Texas teen fatally shoots himself while taking selfie

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Texas man who was posing with a gun for a social media selfie photo accidentally shot himself and died from the wounds, Houston police said on Wednesday.
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  2. London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

    London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

    By Estelle Shirbon
    LONDON (Reuters) - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awar...

  3. China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

    China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

    Shanghai (AFP) - An ice cream chain in China's commercial hub Shanghai is offering a lickable likeness of the head of executed Japanese war criminal Hideki Tojo to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

  4. Christmas comes all year for tree stylist

    Christmas comes all year for tree stylist

    Tree stylist works all year crafting perfect ornaments to liven up Christmas.

  5. First Dane goes into space -- to test bike gear

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-mad...

  6. Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'

    LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its crea...

  7. Bartender finds $20 bill, wins $1 million California lottery with it

    Bartender finds $20 bill, wins $1 million California lottery with it

    A US man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said on Monday.

  8. Beijing 'deploys monkeys and falcons for war parade'

    Beijing 'deploys monkeys and falcons for war parade'

    Beijing (AFP) - China's air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe skies for a huge military parade this week to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, reports said.

  9. Angry Sherwood kicks bottle and snaps hamstring

    Angry Sherwood kicks bottle and snaps hamstring

    LONDON (Reuters) - Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood snapped his hamstring during his side's 2-2 draw with Sunderland after kicking out at a water bottle in disgust at the referee denying a penalty.
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  10. Trump says 'no interest' in buying Pope's favorite soccer team

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis' favorite team.
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  11. Devil to pay: Taiwan to launch softer than soft porn-star metro cards

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will roll out "angel" and "devil" metro cards featuring a Japanese porn star next week, despite a public outcry and a previous decision to scrap the project.
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