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Canadian woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon GO players TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian woman has been charged after she allegedly fired a pellet gun at Pokemon GO players from the rooftop of a Toronto-area home, local police said on Monday.
Reuters | 17 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll ROME (Reuters) - The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll.
Reuters | 17 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Monkey mayhem: Roughly 100 macaques descend on Thai polling station, rip up voter lists Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution. | 18 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on
Reuters | Jul 24, 2016 03:12 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long travelling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. | Jul 24, 2016 01:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russian pranksters call heads of WADA and US anti-doping agency MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian media published on Friday calls by two comedians to the heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pretending to be Ukrainian Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov.
Reuters | Jul 22, 2016 7:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poop Cafe opening up in Toronto Toronto's getting a new cafe where squatty meets potty. | Jul 22, 2016 05:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Not that RNC. Canadian police field angry, admiring Trump tweets OTTAWA (Reuters) - For all the fervor the Republican National Convention has generated on Twitter this week, some users have directed their anger and admiration of the events in Cleveland toward a very different organization - a provincial police service
Reuters | Jul 21, 2016 6:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership OSLO (Reuters) - A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild animals and humans, scientists said on Thursday.
Reuters | Jul 21, 2016 6:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Santas from all over the world meet to talk shop (Reuters) - With just five months until Christmas, Santas from around the world are gathering in Copenhagen for a mid-season break at the annual World Santa Claus Congress.
Reuters | Jul 21, 2016 07:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend