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Italy's prison panettone offers sweet way to cut crime
PADUA, Italy (Reuters) - White-coated bakers are chopping nuts, dipping pastry into liquid chocolate and hanging freshly baked panettone Christmas cake upside down to preserve its domed shape.
First class macadamia nut case prompts Korean Air exec to step down
SEOUL (Reuters) - A Korean Air Lines Co executive, whose dismay over the way she was served macadamia nuts led to a plane returning to its gate to expel the cabin crew chief, has stepped down as head of in-flight service, the airline said on Tuesday.
Indian artist asks people to nod off with a partner in Berlin
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As night settles over India's capital, a dozen volunteers lie ensconced in soundproof cubicle tents, playing soothing music via Skype to try and lull to sleep collaborators in a German city halfway across the world.In one such makeshift bedroom, participants are asked to recline with their eyes shut while engaging in simultaneous role play with a partner in Berlin, imagining scenarios such as being marooned on a mountain peak.
Some $500,000 in gems, jewelry taken in Minnesota rest stop heist
(Reuters) - Thieves apparently trailed a van from a jewelry trade show in Illinois for several hours, then smashed the back windows early on Monday at a rest stop in southern Minnesota and made off with about $500,000 of loose diamonds and jewelry, authorities said.
Original Batmobile, built in 1963, fetches $137,000 at auction
DALLAS (Reuters) - Holy Bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile fetched $137,000 at auction on Saturday, a small fraction of the $4.2 million that a buyer paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s.
Belgium seeks to have potato fries declared cultural heritage
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There are few things people agree on in linguistically divided Belgium, but an effort to get Belgian potato fries recognized as global cultural heritage and put it on a par with Peking opera and the Argentinian tango may get unequivocal support.
Chimpanzees have no human rights: N.Y. court
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court rejected on Thursday 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.
Missouri man kills local favorite albino deer, donates meat
(Reuters) - A Missouri man, criticized after he killed an albino deer that had been a community favorite, said on Thursday he would have the aging animal stuffed and would give away the meat to a needy family.
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.
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