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Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient migration routes.
Reuters | Oct 20, 2019 1:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way -- even after she dies.
Reuters | Oct 17, 2019 1:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Oct 15, 2019 06:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Warren Buys Facebook Ads That Claim Zuckerberg Backs Trump (Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren is buying ads on Facebook that falsely claim Mark Zuckerberg has endorsed President Donald Trump -- a ploy used to showcase that ads posted by politicians need to be fact-checked.The Democratic presidential candidates campa
Yahoo! News | Oct 12, 2019 07:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band For a four-decade-old Philippine disco band, the namesake supertyphoon bearing down on Japan has brought a sudden rush of interest in its macho act.
Reuters | Oct 12, 2019 04:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Poll: 40% of Americans say they think Mike Pence would make a better president than Trump An outsize chunk of the American population think Vice President Mike Pence would make a better president than President Trump, according to a new Insider poll.
Yahoo! News | Oct 11, 2019 6:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
West Virginia mayor won't rename Christmas parade The mayor of West Virginia's capital city on Thursday reversed a decision to change the name of the annual holiday parade after intense backlash from church leaders and conservatives. Mayor Amy Goodwin announced on Monday that she planned to rename the "C
Yahoo! News | Oct 10, 2019 7:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Squirrels' stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos Squirreling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a couple in the United States, after they discovered a hoodful of walnuts and grass in their car.
Reuters | Oct 9, 2019 08:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump Allies Tried to Install Friendly Management at Ukrainian Gas Company: Report A group of businessmen and top Republican donors touted connections to President Trump while trying to recruit management at Ukraine's state gas company in order to advance their own financial interests, according to a report from the Associated Press
Yahoo! News | Oct 7, 2019 1:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.
Reuters | Oct 6, 2019 2:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend