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Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain - 17 May 2019 at 10:11am - Britain's political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May's days in office are numbered but the kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of four raven chicks at the famous fortress.

Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines - 16 May 2019 at 10:13am - A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter.

Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for note typo - 9 May 2019 at 5:30am - Millions of A$50 ($35) banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing typographical error that was overlooked by the country's central bank before they were printed and circulated.

Stop bugging him: Philippine leader brushes off finger-sized pest - 9 May 2019 at 1:57am - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seemed unfazed when a finger-sized cockroach scrambled onto his shoulder as he spoke at a campaign rally on Wednesday night.

Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro - 7 May 2019 at 10:11am - Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa?s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company.

Romania's witches harness the powers of the web - 1 May 2019 at 1:10pm - "Repeat after me! To be together with who I want," a family of Romanian witches chant via a video call to a client in India paying for a love spell. 

Beast from the east: Indian soldiers reckon they've found Yeti footprints - 30 Apr 2019 at 11:58am - Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.

'Thou shall not gossip', Pope tells hairdressers - 29 Apr 2019 at 1:37pm - Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlors and hair salons.

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football - 17 Apr 2019 at 9:16am - The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry.

Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast - 17 Apr 2019 at 3:56am - REUTERS (April 17) - A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday.

Don't like surprises? AI predicts who survives 'Game of Thrones' - 12 Apr 2019 at 5:36pm - If you are a "Game of Thrones" fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now.

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end - 10 Apr 2019 at 1:12pm - Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.

Brexit-hungry media to be turfed off grassy patch outside UK parliament - 10 Apr 2019 at 11:05am - After months of grueling political perma-crisis, Brexit is taking its toll on the British political establishment - not least the small patch of grass opposite parliament that has become a makeshift home to the world's media.

Texas civil court judge accidentally resigns - 2 Apr 2019 at 11:02am - An April Fools' Day resignation prank? One Texas civil court judge wishes it were so.

What's in a name? Japan puzzles over 'Reiwa', the term for new imperial era - 2 Apr 2019 at 6:43am - Japanese printers rushed to turn out calendars emblazoned with the new imperial era name on Tuesday as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of "Reiwa" a day after its unveiling gripped the nation.

Artists use Ukraine president's candy wrappers for critical portrait - 29 Mar 2019 at 11:09am - As Ukraine heads in a presidential election on Sunday, two artists have created an unflattering portrait of incumbent Petro Poroshenko using sweet wrappers and bullet casings.

Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest - 28 Mar 2019 at 3:54pm - A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued.

Bears in Russian zoo predict Ukrainian election - 28 Mar 2019 at 3:24pm - "Anyone but Poroshenko!" cried the crowd in a Russian zoo on Thursday as a brown bear made its way toward a butternut squash bearing a picture of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Lawsuit says TGI Fridays potato skins contain no potato skins - 27 Mar 2019 at 3:32pm - It is acceptable to sell French fries that are not made in France, but a new lawsuit says it is not acceptable to sell potato skin snack chips that are not made from potato skins.

Jiving eighty-year-old DJ parties in Poland - 27 Mar 2019 at 12:17pm - Donning yellow trousers, shiny platform shoes, red lipstick and headphones, 80-year-old "DJ Wika" stands behind the decks, mixing party music in a huge Warsaw club.