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Mao's Little Red Book makes surprise appearance in UK parliament chamber

LONDON Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in Britain's parliament on Wednesday when the opposition Labour Party finance spokesman brandished a copy as he mocked the government's reliance on Chinese investment.

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Texas police arrest suspect in 'Cookie Monster' armed robberies

HOUSTON Houston-area police have arrested a man dubbed the "Cookie Monster" robber who is suspected in holdups at more than 30 fast-food restaurants, often demanding that a cookie be handed over along with the cash, authorities said on Friday.

U.S. 20 Nov 2015

Singapore megachurch leaders sentenced to jail for pop music fraud

SINGAPORE The co-founder of a Singapore church and five other leaders were sentenced to jail terms of up to eight years on Friday, for fraudulently diverting millions of dollars to support his wife's pop singing career.

Music 20 Nov 2015

Italy police seize 221 toy trains from bribery suspect

ROME Italian investigators have seized 221 toy trains and 126 boxes of collectible stamps from a person suspected of buying them with money amassed through bribes, a finance police document showed on Friday.

20 Nov 2015

University of North Dakota adopts 'Fighting Hawks' as new nickname

The University of North Dakota said on Wednesday it will adopt the "Fighting Hawks" as its new nickname after retiring the "Fighting Sioux," which was banned under a national college sports policy that deemed such names and symbols racially offensive.

U.S., 18 Nov 2015

Zebras escape circus, roam Philadelphia streets for about an hour

Two zebras broke free from a circus in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing traffic to a crawl as they roamed city streets for about an hour and strolled past customers inside a fitness center, authorities said.

U.S., Environment 15 Nov 2015