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Bees, brothels and monkey selfies: oh my; 2018 abuzz with odd U.S. stories A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer's eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2
Reuters | Dec 17, 2018 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Guards general dies of self-inflicted accidental gunshot: report DUBAI (Reuters) - A Revolutionary Guards general, who headed a military base in a sensitive security area in northeastern Iran, died on Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his gun, the official news agency IRNA reported. T
Yahoo! News | Dec 16, 2018 7:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.
Reuters | Dec 14, 2018 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No free money in New Jersey: Police want spilled banknotes back Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked.
Reuters | Dec 14, 2018 02:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chirp perp: Finches found in luggage at NY airport A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters | Dec 13, 2018 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Craps: Dice roll sinks Arkansas candidate who twice missed voting for himself An Arkansas city council candidate who twice showed up too late to vote for himself in a contest that ended in a tie wound up losing the race on Thursday in a dice roll to decide the winner.
Reuters | Dec 13, 2018 7:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bad bet: 70 finches seized at U.S. airport may have been bound for gambling Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may have been bound for a gambling ring, federal officials said on Thursday.
Reuters | Dec 13, 2018 2:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Benny the Beluga' facing Christmas in the Thames far from home A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
Reuters | Dec 13, 2018 12:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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At least 7 dead in high-speed train crash in Turkey A high-speed train collided with an empty train, killing at least seven people and injuring 46 others Wednesday morning in Turkey, said Ankara Gov. Vasip Sahin.
United Press International | Dec 13, 2018 06:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Chargers RB Gordon might face Chiefs Running back Melvin Gordon, who has missed the last two games because of a knee injury, might be able to play when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a key AFC West game on Thursday night.
United Press International | Dec 12, 2018 11:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend