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Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane

LISBON - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

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Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday.

U.S. 29 Jun 2015

Decapitated animal carcasses stymie investigators in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities in California are trying to determine why someone has been dropping bags filled with the bodies of decapitated animals near railroad tracks in the capital city of Sacramento.

29 Jun 2015

Cult of personality: Turkmen leader gets park tribute on birthday

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan, which rights groups view as one of the most repressive countries in the world, celebrated President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday on Monday by opening a park in the capital Ashgabat bearing his name.

29 Jun 2015

Egg throwing contest claims centuries-old tradition

- "Caution!!!!!! Flying Eggs!" warns a sign on a field in the English village of Swaton, host last Sunday to the annual World Egg Throwing Championships. | Video

29 Jun 2015

Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks over safety concerns

ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney Co will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, the company said on Friday, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons.

Entertainment, 26 Jun 2015