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British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

November 20, 2017   ·   0 Comments

AMMAN (Reuters) – At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser – as a ...

U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a ...

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a ...

‘No cash, Carney?’ Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to ...

I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris

(Reuters) – A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just ...

Australia ‘brings a smile’ with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – In the grand tradition of Britain’s Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney’s world famous harbour Ferry ...

Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train

LONDON (Reuters) – British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($ 1.3 million) worth of ...

India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring ...

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) – The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, ...

‘That’s art?’ Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff ...

New Zealand’s Prime Moggy, Paddles the six-toed cat, meets an untimely end

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Paddles, the New Zealand prime minister’s ginger cat, may have had six toes and a wide social media following but she has ...

Lift up your hearts, not your cell phones, pope tells priests, bishops

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during Masses, saying they should focus ...

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who ...

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. Sandra, ...

Polly want a broadband connection? Cockatoos cost Australian cable company

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s government-built $ 36 billion broadband network, already under attack from underwhelmed customers, has found a new and formidable enemy – cockatoos ...

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