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‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love

PETERSFIELD, England (Reuters) – A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called “Tudder” – a mix of dating app…

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Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony

TORONTO (Reuters) – Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise…

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Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade…

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Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in public. Heard from…

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Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

(Reuters) – Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo. The…

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NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

(Reuters) – Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker…

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Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian variety of the durian – a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been…

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Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant

A view of findings from an ancient Roman cemetery with 2000-year-old skeletons and various artefacts, found below a restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal, January 24, 2019….

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Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France

A woman holds a rabbit near in a hutch in Montbert, France, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – Dozens of domestic rabbits have…

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Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe

A robot waiter serves customers at a cafe in Budapest, Hungary, January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The robots at the Enjoy Budapest…

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Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets

FILE PHOTO: Members of the Swiss Guard arrive at the Saint Peter’s Square before the Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” message at the Vatican, December…

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Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita

LEEDS (Reuters) – With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, a company is selling worried Britons a…

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Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals

MADRID (Reuters) – Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron…

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Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada’s Trudeau

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the…

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All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’

BEIJING (Reuters) – It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old…

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College fanatics living it up on San Jose billboard

(Reuters) – Diehard sports fans often go to great lengths to show their allegiance but some college football supporters took their loyalty to new heights…

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‘Why don’t you die?’: Australian’s fight with a spider sparks police call

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian man triggered an emergency police response after a noisy exchange with a spider startled a passerby into reporting what sounded…

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Thieves use mechanical diggers to tear open Italian security van

ROME (Reuters) – Thieves used mechanical diggers on Wednesday to prise open an armored van on a highway in southern Italy and made off with…

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Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

SEOUL (Reuters) – Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to…

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Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer’s eye, a brothel full featuring…

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Worth the sting: Cuba’s scorpion pain remedy

HAVANA (Reuters) – Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with,…

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