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Russia declines Japanese dog diplomacy ahead of summit

TOKYO Russia appears to have snubbed a Japanese attempt at puppy-love diplomacy by declining a gift of a dog for President Vladimir Putin at a summit next week with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Space oddity as Dr David Bowie treats 'starman' Buzz Aldrin in NZ hospital

WELLINGTON In what can only be described as a space oddity, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is being cared for in a New Zealand hospital by Dr David Bowie after being evacuated from the South Pole.

People, Entertainment Dec 05 2016

Egyptian man grows 'Beard of Bees', hopes to promote apian benefits

SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen's hormones strapped to his chin.

Dec 02 2016

Philippines president pines for motorcycle, doubts will ride again

MANILA Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte spoke of his sadness on Friday at having to forfeit his beloved motorcycles in becoming president, and offered tips on handling two wheels and why a Honda was better than a Harley.

Dec 02 2016

Bank of England asking supplier of currency to find animal fat alternative

The Bank of England said its supplier of currency, Innovia, is working toward removing the use of animal fat in the production of its new plastic five pound note after objection raised by thousands of vegetarians.

Nov 30 2016

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