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  • Woman who hit Venezuela leader with …
    Woman who hit Venezuela leader with … Reuters - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    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 that has gone viral in Venezuela. "Marleny Olivo had a problem with her house. ... I've approved an apartment for you, Marleny, as part of the 'Grand Venezuelan Housing Mission'," he added, vowing to eat the mango. Venezuela's ever ebullient cybersphere did not miss a beat, with the president's populist gesture drawing admiration and derision, plus plenty of jokes. More »

  • Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, …
    Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union. More »

  • 15 loose buffaloes that crossed New …
    15 loose buffaloes that crossed New … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. More »

  • Residents help guide geese out of downtown …
    Residents help guide geese out of downtown … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — It was no gaggle of geese, but two birds and a baby waddling through a downtown Montana city stopped traffic and brought out the shutterbugs. More »

  • College's goat- and sheep-guarding … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born. More »

  • Tater tots, comfy couch waylay California … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a would-be burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into. More »

  • WWII-era bomb found on college campus, … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. More »

  • Swedish police on vacation break up … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway. More »

  • Thief Steals Fridge Under Dozing Clerk's …
    Thief Steals Fridge Under Dozing Clerk's … Sky News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A brazen thief stole a bulky ice cream freezer at a Florida petrol station under the nose of a sleeping cashier. More »

  • Manure trade show's slogan contest … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. More »

  • Teen Wears Fake Bomb To Ask Girl On …
    Teen Wears Fake Bomb To Ask Girl On … Sky News - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A US high school student has been suspended after strapping a fake bomb to his waist to ask a girl to prom. Ibrahim Ahmad wore the bogus suicide belt in a questionable bid to win a date with classmate Rilea Wolfe in the northwestern state of Washington. More »

  • Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale. More »

  • China to crack down on exotic dancers … Reuters - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    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 "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth, in a practise that is infrequent, although gaining in popularity. It singled out a group of burlesque dancers, the Red Rose Song and Dance Troupe, who did a strip-tease after the small-town funeral of an elderly person in the northern province of Hebei in February. More »

  • Naked nationalist stirs up Japan el …
    Naked nationalist stirs up Japan el … AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A naked nationalist is stirring up election billboards in Japan, offering a bit of colour -- and a lot of flesh -- to get out the vote. More »

  • Dog rescued in Kansas after 13 days …
    Dog rescued in Kansas after 13 days … Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas. More »