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Putin weeps during soft-rock tribute to Russian police (VIDEO)

It was just the latest public display of emotion for the notoriously manly Russian president.
Putin cries during police tribute concert.
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Rare 'Asian unicorn' spotted in Vietnam

The sighting of the saola, often called the 'Asian Unicorn' because humans seldom see the horned creatures, suggests that conservation efforts in Vietnam are making headway.

In parts of Asia, "unicorns" really do exist.

At least in theory.

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Crazed commuter headbutts moving cars in Australia (VIDEO)

Drivers in western Australia were horrified when a crazed commuter jumped out of his car and began headbutting other vehicles in an apparent act of road rage.
Drivers in western Australia were horrified when a crazed commuter jumped out of his car and began headbutting other vehicles in an apparent act of road rage.
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Sweden and Switzerland launch joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell them apart

Sweden and Switzerland have launched a joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell the two countries apart.
While the mix-up isn't solely a problem for the Chinese, it has become a particular issue for those from the Asian nation because both countries' names are written similarly in Mandarin — Ruidian (Sweden) and Ruishi (Switzerland) — and begin with the same symbol.
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Concert pianist Laia Martin on trial for noisy practicing

Spanish concert pianist Laia Martin is on trial and could face more than seven years in jail after a neighbor complained her practicing caused psychological damage.
The neighbor, known only as Sonia B because of tribunal regulations, says she suffered from noise pollution caused by Martin's practice sessions, which last eight hours each day, five days a week, between 2003 and 2007.
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UK immigration officials bust 'sham' marriage only to discover it's genuine

The Chinese-Italian couple raised suspicions after they had trouble spelling each other's surnames.
The Chinese-Italian couple raised suspicions after they had trouble spelling each other's surnames.
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British students cause outrage with ‘distasteful’ Twin Towers costumes

The British public and 9/11 victims groups are condemning two British university students for dressing up as the burning Twin Towers for Halloween.
"The insensitivity level for this act of ignorance is topped by none,” John Feal, president of New York-based 9/11 victims’ organization The FealGood Foundation, told The Sun.
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Scientists discover monstrous, flesh-eating platypus

Australia once was home to a bitey platypus species that measured over three feet long, and had a full set of teeth.
Platypus aren't generally known for either their ferocity or their taste for the flesh of the living, but the newly described Obdurodon tharalkooschild proves the species family had a past that was decidedly nastier. Or at least bigger.
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New Mexico man sues police over forced enemas, colonoscopy

A man from New Mexico is suing police for allegedly forcing him to undergo an anal cavity search, three enemas and a colonoscopy following a routine traffic stop.
Scrap metal tradesman David Eckert claims he was also forced to undergo three enemas and a colonoscopy after officers incorrectly assumed he was carrying drugs.
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Mulan or Bao Bao? US National Zoo asks public to pick name for giant panda cub (VIDEO)

The public has a choice of five Chinese names for giant panda cub born at US National Zoo.
Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to the female cub on Aug. 23, which means it’s coming up on its 100th day of life, when zoos traditionally name pandas.
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