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Islamic State flags appear, then disappear, in Bosnian village
GORNJA MAOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Flags and emblems of Islamic State, pictured on Wednesday on houses in a Bosnian village, disappeared on Thursday under threat of action by police wary of the dangers posed by radical Islamists returning from Syria and Iraq.
Palace apologizes over Belgian queen mother "death" notice
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's royal family has apologized to members of the public who were sent official cards that wrongly appeared to announce the death of King Philippe's mother.
Chimps joining new troop learn its 'words': study
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just as Bostonians moving to Tokyo ditch "grapefruit" and adopt "pamplemousse," so chimps joining a new troop change their calls to match those of their new troop, scientists reported on Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
Berlin expects serious policies, not formal attire, from Greeks
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greece's casually-attired finance minister can dress as he pleases when he visits Berlin this week, German officials said on Wednesday, provided he offers a sharp account of his government's plans.
Florida considers bear hunting after spate of suburban attacks
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After a 20-year ban, Florida may bring back bear hunts to control a growing population of black bears that is increasingly seen as a menace in suburban neighborhoods.
Texas man arrested for fight at tax office over tightly folded money
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man has been arrested for taking tightly wound currency into a county office to pay his $600 property tax bill and then launching a tirade when asked to help unfold the money, the Wichita County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday.
Nepal ex-king's prized birds 'starving' in royal lodge
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nearly seven years after Nepal's former king was deposed, hundreds of birds in his private aviary are starving in cages on the grounds of a royal hunting lodge, a conservationist said.
Breakaway Episcopal churches in South Carolina can keep property: judge
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A breakaway group of Episcopal churches in South Carolina can retain its diocese name after leaving the U.S. Episcopal Church and keep historic church real estate worth $500 million, a judge has ruled.
Pilot taking 'selfies' before fatal Colorado crash: report
(Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane was taking selfie pictures with a cellphone on a series of short flights around a Colorado airport in 2014 before he crashed on one of the jaunts, killing himself and a passenger, federal investigators found.
Greek forced to surrender 500,000 euros at Cyprus customs
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Authorities in Cyprus have confiscated 500,000 euros ($571,450) from a Greek businessman who tried to fly home with the cash after banks on the island refused to let him deposit it.
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