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Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year

ROME Rome has banned centurion impersonators who charge to scowl in photos around the ancient Colosseum amphitheatre and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

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Singapore slashes publication bans, but not for Jehovah's Witnesses

SINGAPORE Strait-laced Singapore has slashed the number of publications it bans to 17 from a previous 257, allowing some communist and adult topics, but kept a prohibition on Jehovah's Witnesses publications.

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UK wife who poisoned husband is foiled by spelling mistake

LONDON A British woman who tried to kill her husband by poisoning his Christmas drink of sparkling fruit wine with anti-freeze was jailed for 15 years on Monday after being undone by a spelling mistake and a trail of text messages.

23 Nov 2015

Baby in swaddling clothes found in manger at New York church

NEW YORK A newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York church, police said on Tuesday.

U.S., 24 Nov 2015

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