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New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

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Crayfish staff help Czech brewery keep its water as pure as can be

PROTIVIN, Czech Republic Crayfish equipped with high-tech sensors have been drafted in by a Czech brewery in its quest to keep their water supply pure. | Video

Science, Sep 28 2017

Geneva toilets flush with cash

GENEVA Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they said on Monday.

Sep 18 2017

Staying fit: Japan's elderly hits record in challenge to labor market

TOKYO Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world's most rapidly aging societies.

Sep 18 2017

Pet deaths in Japan: dignified but dog-gone expensive

At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors were given a host of options on performing rites for dead pets, including cremation, constructing a household altar and making offerings of incense.

Sep 18 2017

Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

CARACAS Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. | Video

Sep 15 2017