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Colorado man arrested after three hours perched on cliff-top tree

DENVER - A Colorado man who wrecked his car, fled from police and climbed a tree atop a mountain cliff has been arrested after negotiators spent three hours talking him down from his precarious perch, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: official report

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted during by the Nazis during Germany's occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Arts 31 Mar 2015

South Korean gets plastic surgery ahead of robbery spree: police

SEOUL - Police in South Korea say a man who was jailed for theft a decade ago had plastic surgery to obscure his identity and embark on a nine-month robbery spree beginning last April that netted cash and goods worth more than $479,000.

30 Mar 2015

Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder's meeting

TOKYO - A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father's attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market.

27 Mar 2015

North Korea's well-to-do feast on French baguettes

SEOUL - French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes, a pro-North newspaper reported on Wednesday, even as much of the population outside the capital struggles to feed itself.

25 Mar 2015

Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

NEW ORLEANS - When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue.

U.S., 25 Mar 2015