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Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

MOSCOW - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.

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Argentine family given permission to name son Messi

BUENOS AIRES - A couple have named their new-born son Messi after Argentina's soccer captain, having been granted permission to circumvent a 45-year-old law banning the use of last names as first names.

Argentina 12 Sep 2014

Kentucky man admits to selling fraudulent fertility kits

- A Kentucky man, who made international news for saying he was trying to clone humans, must close or sell his business after pleading guilty to a federal charge that he misled customers about in-home fertility kits, according to court documents.

U.S., 12 Sep 2014

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

TOKYO - Jianxing An can see he is in a dying business.

11 Sep 2014

Coming to a Serie A match near you, film ads on shirts

MILAN - Sampdoria's shirts will be turned into billboards for the latest cinema releases by the club's movie producer president Massimo Ferrero.

12 Sep 2014

Gun-toting Colorado woman threatens boy over clarinet practice

DENVER - Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, authorities said on Friday.

U.S., 12 Sep 2014