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Tanzania scraps government Christmas cards to save cash

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president.

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Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'

ATLANTA A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect."

U.S., 25 Nov 2015

Ohio woman fined for damaging county office with glitter, 'silly string'

A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor's office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and "silly string," officials said on Wednesday.

U.S., 25 Nov 2015

Mao's Little Red Book makes surprise appearance in UK parliament chamber

LONDON Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in Britain's parliament on Wednesday when the opposition Labour Party finance spokesman brandished a copy as he mocked the government's reliance on Chinese investment.

25 Nov 2015

Belgian tourist boards parade cats to lure back tourists after lockdown

BRUSSELS Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris.

25 Nov 2015

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.

25 Nov 2015