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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.
Reuters | Nov 17, 2017 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'HAMBURGLAR' CHARGED: McDonald's drive-thru thief surrenders McDonald's drive-thru thief surrenders
Canoe.ca | Nov 16, 2017 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris (Reuters) - A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath.
Reuters | Nov 16, 2017 5:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.
Reuters | Nov 16, 2017 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.
Canoe.ca | Nov 16, 2017 3:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
WATCH: McDonald's thief squeezes through window for fast food fix A McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix.
Canoe.ca | Nov 15, 2017 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adult-themed party game Cards Against Humanity buys U.S.-Mexico border land in promotion to stop wall The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Canoe.ca | Nov 15, 2017 8:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marist College basketball team mascot 'Shooter' renamed 'Frankie' due to Vegas shooting Mass shootings across the nation have prompted Marist College in New York to drop Shooter as the nickname for its sports mascot.
Canoe.ca | Nov 14, 2017 10:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train LONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station.
Reuters | Nov 14, 2017 10:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.
Reuters | Nov 14, 2017 06:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend