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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.

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Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.

Arts Nov 14 2017

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

LAMU, Kenya The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.

Environment, Nov 10 2017

'That's art?' Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

NEW YORK A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.” | Video

Arts, U.S. Nov 10 2017

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

LONDON Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

Science, Environment Nov 08 2017

Lift up your hearts, not your cell phones, pope tells priests, bishops

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead. | Video

World, Pope, Nov 08 2017