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Chimps have no human rights: N.Y. court
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court has rejected an animal rights advocate's bid to extend "legal personhood" to chimpanzees, saying the primates are incapable of bearing the responsibilities that come with having legal rights.
North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday.
Human brains, reported missing, were destroyed: University of Texas
(Reuters) - Human brains stored in jars of formaldehyde at the University of Texas in Austin and reported to be missing were actually destroyed in 2002, school officials said on Wednesday.
Joint venture: Australia marijuana IPO creates market buzz
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's first initial public offering in a medicinal marijuana company is three times oversubscribed, giving high hopes to its founder's ambitions to become "the George Clooney of medicinal cannabis".
Pakistan police register blasphemy case against 'disco mullah'
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan police said on Wednesday they were investigating blasphemy allegations against a man dubbed the "disco mullah" who quit a career in pop music to become a preacher.
Overdue book returned to library in Washington state, 65 years late
(Reuters) - An overdue copy of "Gone with the Wind" has been returned to a high school library in Washington state, 65 years past its due date, and the grateful school said on Tuesday it was waiving late fees that at 2 cents a day added up to about $475.
Stolen dinosaur skull can be returned to Mongolia: U.S. court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The remains of a 70-million-year-old dinosaur that was falsely labeled as a cheap replica and smuggled into New York earlier this year can be returned to its native Mongolia, the United States Attorney's Office said on Tuesday.
Canada family lived with corpse for 6 months awaiting resurrection
TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian family lived with a corpse in their upstairs bedroom for six months because they believed the deceased man would be resurrected if they prayed, but the body was discovered when the family was evicted for not paying the mortgage.
Amazon songbirds compete in Guyana 'races'
SCHOONORD, Guyana (Reuters) - As the sun rises over the Demerara River, a half dozen men gather on its west bank, tightly gripping small wooden cages.
True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little
BOSTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news on Monday: The cost of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol inched up 1.4 percent this year, a U.S. financial services group found.
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