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No ho-ho-ho-liday as Santas meet in Denmark

July 25, 2017   ·   0 Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – It’s summertime in Denmark but Santas from around the world are already planning for the festive season, with more than 150 gathering ...

In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

ROME (Reuters) – Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. ...

Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-need

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by a mother of two in her spare time won the ...

Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains “Trainy McTrainface” after a public vote, saying it would bring ...

Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

KRATIE, Cambodia (Reuters) – Cambodia’s latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. ...

Police helicopter crew recorded couple having sex, British court told

LONDON (Reuters) – The crew of a police helicopter filmed people sunbathing in the nude, naturists at a campsite and even a couple having sex, ...

Metamorphosis: Philadelphia street horrified as cockroaches invade

(Reuters) – Residents of a Philadelphia street were horrified when thousands of cockroaches emerged from a sewer drain, forming a swarm so big that it ...

Cheesemaker kicks up a stink over vanishing prize-winning cheddar

LONDON (Reuters) – A British cheesemaker has offered a 500 pound ($ 652) reward for the recovery of 40 kilograms of prize-winning cheddar stolen from ...

Baboon causes power cut in Zambian tourist town

LUSAKA (Reuters) – A baboon plunged a Zambian tourist town into darkness on Sunday after tampering with equipment at a hydro-electric power station, the state ...

River roll call as ‘swan upping’ gets under way on Britain’s Thames

SHEPPERTON, England, (Reuters) – Six old-fashioned skiffs interrupted the sleepy pace of life on a stretch of the river Thames on Monday as teams embarked ...

Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia’s Harar city

HARAR, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to ...

Texas ATM’s choices: deposit, withdraw, release trapped repairman

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas repairman found that one of the hardest parts about being trapped while servicing a bank’s automated teller machine was ...

Missing something? UK police want help to solve severed finger mystery

British police have launched a public appeal to find the owner of a human finger, seven years after it was found in London. Police said ...

Slovenian comic’s parody has Merkel dancing with ‘zombie’ refugees

A Slovenian comic who has attracted millions of online hits with extravagant musical parodies of such figures as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the pope ...

Saudi king orders newspaper columnist to stop piling on the praise

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered an over-enthusiastic columnist to be suspended from his job after he equated him with God, Saudi media ...

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