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Donkeys spend 4 days in police custody for eating expensive plants

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Date: November 27th, 2017

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donkeysA herd of donkeys spent four days behind bars in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district.

They had ignored police’s warning over eating expensive plants near Urai jail.

In a bizarre development, the Uttar Pradesh police detained a herd of donkeys in Jalaun district of the state last week. The donkeys were apprehended from Urai district jail.

The police said that the donkeys were detained for destroying plants outside jail.

The donkeys were released today after four days of detention. Donkeys apparently ate and destroyed plants recently bought for Rs 5 lakh.  More

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Dog rescued after chasing cat into 5-foot deep hole dug by tortoise

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Date: November 26th, 2017

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dogOne Arizona Fire Department was met with a menagerie of problems after a dog got stuck chasing a cat into a 5-foot deep hole dug by a tortoise.

In fact, four different agencies from Chandler, Arizona were called in to help rescue Rubin the German schnauzer from the burrow on Wednesday afternoon.

The might of the fire department, City of Chandler utilities, Arizona Public Service Electric Company, Southwest Gas — and a backhoe — managed to dig Rubin out unharmed.

The Chandler Fire Department posted video of the end of the rescue, showing Rubin emerge from the hole, shake off some dust and be on his way.  More

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Fighter pilots told ‘keep windscreens clean’ to avoid crashes

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Date: November 26th, 2017

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crashThe US Air Force (USAF) has urged its UK-based pilots to keep cockpit windows clean to avoid mid-air collisions with civilian aircraft.

RAF Lakenheath-based USAF F-15 jets were involved in 19 near-misses with UK aircraft in the past five years.

An F-15 pilot from the Suffolk base was recently praised after spotting a glider by eyesight rather than radar and avoiding a collision.

The USAF said its pilots were trained to fly in a “vigilant state”.  More

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Police Dog Fired For Being Too Friendly Gets New Job As Greeter

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Date: November 26th, 2017

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dogGavel was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog and he showed a lot of promise. But the German shepherd ended up getting fired for being “too friendly.”

However, as one door closes another opens.

Gavel was offered a new job working for the Governor of Queensland, where he holds the official title Vice-Regal Dog.

“He may have missed out on becoming a Queensland Police Service Dog, but it is abundantly clear that Gavel has the characteristics necessary to adequately fulfill duties as Queensland’s official Vice-Regal Dog,” Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey said.  More

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Huge blast in China traced to hole where toilet had been

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Date: November 26th, 2017

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blastAn explosion in a port city south of Shanghai that killed two people and injured at least 30 others has been traced to a hole in the ground where a toilet had been, according to China’s state television.

The early morning explosion struck a riverfront neighborhood in Ningbo, one of China’s busiest ports, knocking down buildings and leaving streets littered with damaged cars and debris.

The force of the blast shattered windows and punched holes in the walls of buildings as far as a kilometre away.  More

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CALIFORNIA CHURCH PRESSURED TO STOP SERVING MEALS TO THE HOMELESS BECAUSE IT LURES THE NEEDY

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Date: November 26th, 2017

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homeA church in the upscale neighborhood of Malibu, California has been told by officials to stop serving food to the homeless because they were attracting too many homeless people.

The United Methodist Church has been offering free meals twice a week to the homeless but said it was going to stop after Thanksgiving because they were luring too many homeless people into the neighborhood.

City officials made the decision after speaking with organizers, suggesting they were attracting more homeless people into the city, the Los Angeles Times reported.

At a public hearing last week, Mayor Skylar Peak denied ordering the meals to end, but he also apologized for “miscommunication.”   More

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NEVER eat off your plate after a fly lands on it

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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flyIf a fly lands on your carefully prepared picnic, you’re more than likely to swat it away and tuck in anyhow.

But in fact you should never eat from a dish after a fly has landed on it, as the insects carry far more diseases than previously thought, according to a study.

Researchers found that flies’ legs and wings are teeming with hundreds of different species of bacteria, often picked up after they have landed on carcasses or feces.  More

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Woman Kills Herself Over Son’s Fiancee’s Height

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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heightA Chinese mother reportedly took her own life because she was not happy with her son’s fiancee’s height.

The woman was identified as 47-year-old Ms. Lin.

People’s Daily reported it was initially believed she killed herself because she could not afford the expensive gifts her son’s fiancee requested for their wedding, according the Daily Mail.

According to local police officer Du Chuanfeng, the son’s fiancee had asked the young man’s parents to buy a new car. But the parents  could not afford it.  More

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Man Protests Unjust Firing by Gluing His Hand to Former Employer’s Floor

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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glueA Malaysian man is protesting what he claims was an unjust termination from oil giant Chevron Malaysia Limited (Caltex) by supergluing his hand to their headquarters floor.

Fadzilah Abdul Hamid worked as a Caltex petrol station operator for the past 17 years at two sites in Kelana Jaya and Kampung Subang, Selangor, until being served an unexpected notice in May ordering him to vacate both locations within 30 days.

The letter claimed that his termination was due to unpaid charges outlined on a circular regarding the Implementation of Self-Service at Petrol Stations.  More

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Someone’s trying to sell a ‘used’ coffin on Facebook

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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casketMCCOMB, Mississippi – This is not a joke.

Kyng Major posted the item on Facebook on Monday, November 20, and he admits it has had ’1 owner’ and is ‘slightly used’.

At least he’s honest.

“Anybody need a casket 1 owner slightly used been down once for 3 yrs just pulled back up because we decided to go a different route 200$ obo hmu…” the post reads.  More

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Beware: Brown bear armed with two guns on the loose in Siberian region

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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cabinThe brown bear brazenly walked into a remote forest cabin, and helped itself to the man’s bag plus two guns, say police.

The animal turned the tables on the 57 year old hunter when he went to a nearby river to get water deep in Irkutsk region.

‘On November 16 he was hunting miles away from the nearest village and decided to stay at a forest cabin,’ said a statement from the local interior ministry.

‘He left his belongings in the cabin and went to get some water. On his return, he heard some suspicious sounds and spotted a bear.  More

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Employee gets lifetime supply of fish heads

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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fish headBEIJING – A brave Alibaba employee who saved four people from drowning in a Hangzhou Lake has been rewarded with a lifetime supply of fish heads.

Liu Xinting, 42, leapt into action after he saw a car carrying two men and two women plunge into Thousand Island Lake at around noon on Sunday.

Liu, a product manager for Alibaba Cloud, was travelling back to Hangzhou with colleagues and their family members in a convoy of cars after a lunch of fish heads – a local delicacy – in neighbouring Quzhou, he said on Tuesday.

To reward him for his bravery, Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Development Group, which operates several fish restaurants, announced on its WeChat account on Monday that it would provide Liu with free fish heads for life.  More

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Marriages to anime ‘wives’ recognized by Japanese company

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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wifeWith fewer people getting married and having kids in Japan over the years, one company thought it prudent to embrace the future and recognise marriages between men and their anime “waifus”.

In otaku culture, the term “waifu” refers to an anime girl whom a fan has taken a specific liking to.

“Waifu” stems from the English word “wife” but is given a Japanese pronunciation.

The counterpart word “husbando” for male characters has a similar use and origin.  More

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Couple that loves Olive Garden to name their daughter Olivia Garton

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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oliveAn Arkansas couple who once ate at Olive Garden daily for nearly seven weeks plans to name their first child, due in December, Olivia Garton.

Justin and Jordan Garton, of Fort Smith, are Arkansas natives who grew up going to Olive Garden.

“I’m only the third generation on my dad’s side to be born in America,” said Jordan Garton, 26.

“I just love Italian food and growing up in Arkansas that’s pretty much one of the only Italian places that we ever got to go.”  More

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Man in handcuffs jailed for crashing Police car

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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crashA drink-driver who tried to escape in a police car and crashed into cars while wearing handcuffs has been jailed.

Dominic O’Neill, 38, was detained and placed in the back, but “managed to get into the driver’s seat and drive off” in Leicester, on 21 October.

O’Neill was sentenced to 16 months in prison for several motoring offences at Leicester Crown Court.

Leicestershire Police said its officers had “received advice” surrounding the circumstances of the crash.  More

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