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San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

- The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.

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Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

SINGAPORE - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.

22 Jan 2015

Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

MOSCOW - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.

20 Jan 2015

Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

BEIRUT - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.

18 Jan 2015

Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

NEW DELHI - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference.

Entertainment, Film, 16 Jan 2015

Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

LOS ANGELES - An 8-foot alligator was found next to the carcasses of two cats in the back yard of a suburban Los Angeles home where the reptile had been living illegally since the 1970s, authorities said on Thursday.

15 Jan 2015