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Ebola may be popular horror-theme among some U.S. party-goers this Halloween
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Halloween is supposed to be spooky, at least some costumes worn this year by party-goers in the United States promise to be terrifying.
Mississippi frat prank turns deadly for flamingoes
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A late-night fraternity prank at a zoo turned deadly for two pink flamingoes, authorities said, and left a Mississippi freshman in jail on Thursday, facing felony charges.
Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack
ATHENS (Reuters) - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.
German police find record heroin haul in truckload of gherkins and garlic
DUESSELDORF Germany (Reuters) - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.
Chinchilla farmer sues PETA, Hollywood mogul's foundation for libel
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A 90-year-old woman whose California chinchilla farm was purchased and shut down by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals with money from a Hollywood mogul has sued the group, claiming they falsely portrayed her as an abuser of animals.
Thai traffic cops offered cash to turn down bribes
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's traffic policemen will get money in return for refusing bribes, police said on Thursday, part of the junta's efforts to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force.
China on the lookout for Putin's roaming tiger
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food.
China bans tainted stars from TV, movie screens
BEIJING (Reuters) - Stars who have used drugs, visited prostitutes or been involved in other law-breaking will not be allowed to appear on Chinese television, movie screens or other forms of broadcast, state media said on Thursday, following a series of scandals.
Plan to name popular Hawaiian beach after Obama is a wash-out
(Reuters) - A Honolulu City Council proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, Barack Obama, has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public, its sponsors said on Tuesday.
'Hairgate': iPhone hit by new social media storm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate.
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