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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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Italy police seize 221 toy trains from bribery suspect

ROME Italian investigators have seized 221 toy trains and 126 boxes of collectible stamps from a person suspected of buying them with money amassed through bribes, a finance police document showed on Friday.

20 Nov 2015

University of North Dakota adopts 'Fighting Hawks' as new nickname

The University of North Dakota said on Wednesday it will adopt the "Fighting Hawks" as its new nickname after retiring the "Fighting Sioux," which was banned under a national college sports policy that deemed such names and symbols racially offensive.

U.S., 18 Nov 2015

Zebras escape circus, roam Philadelphia streets for about an hour

Two zebras broke free from a circus in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing traffic to a crawl as they roamed city streets for about an hour and strolled past customers inside a fitness center, authorities said.

U.S., Environment 15 Nov 2015

Job applicant at Michigan sheriff's office arrested on sex charges

A 25-year-old man who applied for a job at a Michigan sheriff’s department was arrested after a background check revealed he was wanted in Kentucky on sexual assault charges, officials said on Friday.

U.S. 13 Nov 2015

Skate-boarding dog, runner on all fours mark World Records Day

LONDON From a dog skate-boarding through a tunnel of human legs to a man holding lit candles in his mouth, people around the world have been marking Guinness World Records Day with a range of quirky feats. | Video

12 Nov 2015