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Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

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Date: February 20th, 2018

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kfcKFC says about 470 of the fried chicken chain’s 900 U.K. restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage.

The company says the disruption started last week, when it changed its delivery provider to DHL.

Open branches are operating on shortened hours or with limited menus.

The fried chicken chain first apologized for the problems on Saturday. It said it expects problems to continue throughout the week.  More

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Bride gets trapped in elevator on way to reception

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Date: February 20th, 2018

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brideA Rhode Island bride missed cocktail hour after she became stuck in an elevator on the way to her wedding reception.

Melissa Rodger said she and two wedding planners were taking the elevator to cocktail hour at her wedding reception at the Providence Biltmore when the elevator abruptly stopped four feet over the landing.

“I was hoping that it would just take a minute,” Rodger told WLNE-TV. “Five minutes went by and I thought: ‘OK, something might be wrong.’”  More

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Russian Artist Builds 30-Meter-High Gothic Cathedral Out of Tree Branches, Then Sets It on Fire

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Date: February 19th, 2018

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treeEvery year, the Nikola-Lenivets art park, near Moscow, Russia, burns a wooden structure to celebrate Maslevitsa, the oldest surviving Slavic holiday.

This year, founder Nikolay Polissky burned the largest structure yet – a 30-meter-high Gothic cathedral made of wooden branches.

On February 17, 2018, art lovers gathered at the Nikola-Lenivets art park witnessed one of the largest bonfires in recent history – a wooden cathedral built for the sole purpose of being raised to the ground. A team of around 20 workers had labored for three months under the guidance of famous Russian artist Nikolay Polissky, assembling the dry tree branches into the impressive 30-meter Gothic edifice, only to see it eaten up by the flames in a matter of minutes.  More

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Indian Woman Posing as Man Marries Two Other Women for Dowry

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Date: February 16th, 2018

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manKrishna Sen, a woman from India’s Uttar Pradesh state who posed as a man for over 4 years, was recently arrested for marrying two women and harassing them for dowry.

Krishna had always been a bit of a tomboy, but in 2013 she went a step further, adopting a male persona on social media and approaching women online in hopes of starting a romantic relationship with them.

She started wearing men’s clothes, cutting her hair short and even changed her name to Sweety Sen.

Over the course of three years, the disguised woman managed to convince two women to marry her, and then started pressuring them and their families for dowry.  More

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Family expected to receive cremated remains of their loved one. Instead, they got concrete mix.

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Date: February 16th, 2018

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Sunset Mesa Funeral DirectorsColorado regulators have suspended the license of a Montrose funeral home that also hosts a connected business selling human body parts after state officials investigated an incident in which the funeral home was supposed to return cremated remains to a family but, instead of ashes, gave the family cement.

The suspension order for Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors says the funeral home and crematory didn’t keep required cremation records for at least five years and also didn’t keep records documenting the final disposition of human remains for at least seven years.

In that time, the funeral home has been hit with nine complaints, according to state officials.  More

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Skier lost in New York doesn’t know how he got to California

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Date: February 16th, 2018

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lostWILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes.

Toronto firefighter Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis told investigators he doesn’t know what happened after he was reported missing Wednesday, Feb. 7, from Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues.

The search ended Tuesday when Filippidis turned up in Sacramento, California, some 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) west of the Adirondacks.  More

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Police probing after man receives more than 100 unwanted pizzas

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Date: February 16th, 2018

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pizzaA German lawyer is seeking help from the police after someone apparently ordered more than 100 pizzas to his office — and the orders are still coming.

Guido Grolle said his office in Dortmund received more than 100 pizzas from various restaurants in the span of two weeks, despite no one in the office ordering the food.

He said the orders have recently become more varied, with unwanted currywurst and sushi also arriving at his office.  More

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Woman accompanies handbag through X-ray machine

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Date: February 16th, 2018

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handOfficials at a Chinese railway station are asking passengers not to crawl into X-ray machines after a woman who refused to part with her handbag did just that.

Staff at the Dongguan Railway Station in the southern part of the country said a woman traveling during the Lunar New Year rush on Sunday attempted to take her purse with her through the security scanner, but she was told the bag would have to go through the X-ray machine with the rest of her lugg

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Alabama Man, 52, Attacked Roommate Over Stale Cap’n Crunch Cereal

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Date: February 15th, 2018

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crunchAn Alabama man allegedly beat his roommate after discovering that the victim had failed to properly seal a box of Cap’n Crunch cereal, which had gone stale.

Duane Barry Smith, 52, was arrested Friday for domestic violence following a confrontation with the man he shares a residence in Moundville, a town outside Tuscaloosa.

According to police, the victim said that Smith became upset upon discovering the stale cereal and blamed him for failing to keep the Cap’n Crunch fresh.  More

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Police Capture Inmate Who Escaped Prison by Leaving Twin Brother in His Place

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Date: February 15th, 2018

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brotherAlexander Jheferson Delgado, a convicted sex offender and burglar from Peru, was captured by police a year after successfully escaping prison by drugging his identical twin bother, who had come to visit him, and putting on his clothes.

On January 10th, 2017 Alexander Jheferson Delgado pulled off one of the most incredible prison escapes in history, and the first from from Piedras Gordas, one of Peru’s most secure penitentiaries, in over 12 years.

That day, Delgado’s twin brother Giancarlo came to visit him, and deliver food and letters from his friends and.

After meeting him in the common area of the prison, the two 28-year-old brothers went to Alexander’s cell, where the inmate allegedly offered Giancarlo a soda laced with sedatives. More

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Motorist arrested for leaving feces in a cul-de-sac THREE times in a month

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Date: February 15th, 2018

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streetPolice have finally solved the mystery of why human feces kept showing up in a Connecticut cul-de-sac.

State police said yesterday they arrested a 43-year-old woman in connection with excrement left on three occasions in the middle of the same road in East Granby.

Holly Malone has now been charged with misdemeanor breach of peace.  More

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Man learns of wife’s pregnancy from pilot’s announcement

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Date: February 15th, 2018

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wfeA Florida man who boarded a flight home from Chicago received a shock when the pilot made a special announcement — the passenger’s wife is pregnant.

Audrey Rose of South Tampa said she secretly slipped a note to a flight attendant on the Tampa-bound flight and the worker offered her a thumbs-up to signal the message had been received.

“I have a big favor to ask,” the note reads. “I just found out that I’m pregnant and I really want to surprise my husband! I was hoping you could announce it before takeoff.”  More

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A South Carolina woman shared video of hair dryer that “became a blowtorch on its first use”

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Date: February 15th, 2018

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hairA South Carolina woman shared video of hair dryer that “became a blowtorch on its first use” after she purchased it from a third-party Amazon seller.

Erika Augthun Shoolbred posted a pair of videos to Facebook showing flames shooting from the hair dryer where warm air is supposed to come out.

“Talk about a bad hair day! My new hair dryer (more like hair fryer) from OraCorp on Amazon.com became a blowtorch on its first use this morning,” Shoolbred wrote.  More

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Stranger accused of spanking man’s son in Georgia store

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Date: February 12th, 2018

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strangerNEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a stranger spanked a man’s 2-year-old son at a grocery store in Georgia when the toddler kept asking his dad for a candy bar.

A Newnan police report says 62-year-old Juan Martinez was arrested Tuesday night.

Police say Martinez smelled like alcohol and slurred his speech.  More

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South African lions eat ‘poacher’, leaving just his head

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Date: February 12th, 2018

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lionsA suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.  More

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