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New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

SYDNEY A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

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Police threaten Nickelback music on Canadian drunk drivers

TORONTO If getting charged with impaired driving is not enough, police in a small Canadian town are hoping adding Nickelback music to the punishment will be enough to keep drunk partiers away from the wheel.

Nov 30 2016

New York thief grabs pot of gold off armored truck: police

NEW YORK New York police are searching for a green-clad man who swiped an 86-pound (39 kg) pail of gold flakes off an armored truck two months ago and disappeared with the estimated $1.6 million in treasure. | Video

U.S. Nov 30 2016

Hit that iceberg: China group readies Titanic simulation

DAYING COUNTY, China You too may soon be able to feel what it was like to hit an iceberg on the Titanic. | Video

Entertainment, Nov 30 2016

New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians

LONDON Britain's new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture.

Nov 29 2016

Thriving on raw eggs, world's oldest person marks 117th birthday in Italy

VERBANIA, Italy Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a day. | Video

Nov 29 2016