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Mountain goat drowns trying to escape photo-taking crowd in Alaska (Reuters) - A mountain goat drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal at a boat harbor in Seward, Alaska, and it leaped from rocks into the ocean, an official said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Jul 19, 2016 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Runners face steep challenge on skijump hill (Reuters) - Usually the world's best ski jumpers race down the hill in Titisee-Neustadt in Germany, but this weekend it was the other way around. More than 600 runners from 28 countries took part in Red Bull's 400 event in the Black Forest, running up the
Reuters | Jul 18, 2016 11:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Annual Royal 'Swan-Upping' takes place on River Thames (Reuters) - A census of the Queen's swans has taken place annually on the River Thames for the last 800 years.
Reuters | Jul 18, 2016 11:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Arsenal of medieval swords and armour pilfered from Calgary shop Bold brigands, or maybe orcs, have pilfered an arsenal of medieval arms and armour from a southeast shop.
Canoe.ca | Jul 18, 2016 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Calgary's North Hill Centre sets Guinness World Record with massive cowboy hat mosaic This massive cowboy hat makes a 10-gallon Smithbilt look like a mere beanie.
Canoe.ca | Jul 18, 2016 12:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nate Thurmond: Hall of Famer dead at 74 The Sports Xchange Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond died Saturday morning in San Francisco after a brief battle with leukemia. He was 74.
United Press International | Jul 17, 2016 04:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pushy Swan Becomes Star and Almost Gets Arrested Alfred the swan has been causing a stir in the German town of Essen Kettwig.
MSNBC | Jul 16, 2016 09:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mexican taxi driver seeks to ride Pokemon Go craze MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican taxi driver has jumped on the Pokemon GO craze sweeping the world by driving smartphone-armed customers around in search of the augmented reality game's target creatures.
Reuters | Jul 15, 2016 11:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Man jailed for 29 days when cops mistake soap for cocaine: Court docs Court documents show the Pennsylvania State Police have paid US$195,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New York man who spent 29 days behind bars after troopers mistook homemade soap for cocaine.
Canoe.ca | Jul 15, 2016 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Phil Mickelson so close to history at Open Championship The Sports Xchange Phil Mickelson was the improbable leader of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
United Press International | Jul 15, 2016 04:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend