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Cult of personality: Turkmen leader gets park tribute on birthday

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan, which rights groups view as one of the most repressive countries in the world, celebrated President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday on Monday by opening a park in the capital Ashgabat bearing his name.

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German robbers chased away by shopkeeper wielding vacuum cleaner

BERLIN - A German shop assistant in a late-night convenience store chased away two armed robbers demanding money with the hose of a vacuum cleaner she was using to clean her shop in Berlin's Neukoelln district, police said on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2015

Colorado man wakes to find black bear nibbling ankle: local paper

DENVER - A resident of a Colorado mountain town woke from a nap on his deck to find a black bear nibbling his ankle, but later rejected a request by wildlife officials to put a trap on his property, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

U.S., 23 Jun 2015

Canada police apologize after sex talk broadcast from helicopter

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23 Jun 2015

Brave kitty stares down mountain lion in viral Colorado video

DENVER - A video of an unfazed, fluffy house cat staring down a large mountain lion as the predator paws at a Colorado kitchen window has gone viral, receiving nearly 1 million views on YouTube in just a couple of days.

23 Jun 2015

Berlin Zoo puts down star polar bear cub Knut's aging mother

BERLIN - The aging mother of Knut, the famous hand-reared polar bear who captured German hearts and the world's attention in his short life, was put down at Berlin Zoo on Tuesday because it said she was blind, deaf and suffering.

23 Jun 2015