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Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.

Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a
mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in
northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison
guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the
main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer
look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a
memory card, batteries and a phone charger.

Cricketer Herath alive and bowling despite death rumors

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As Mark Twain might have said, rumors of
the death of Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath which spread
like wildfire across social media late on Friday proved to be
greatly exaggerated. Far from lying in a Sydney morgue
alongside former test bowler Chaminda Vaas after perishing in a
car crash as the reports had suggested, Herath was very much
alive when he pitched up for work at the Sydney Cricket Ground
on Saturday.

French actor Depardieu meets Putin, picks up Russian
passport

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French film star Gerard Depardieu met
Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea town of Sochi
and obtained his Russian passport, the Kremlin said on Sunday,
after he left his homeland to avoid a new tax rate for
millionaires. Putin signed a decree on Thursday granting
Russian citizenship to Depardieu, who objected to French
Socialist president Francois Hollande's plan to impose the 75
percent tax rate. His decision to quit France had prompted
accusations of national betrayal.

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