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Zebra grounded after biting a zookeeper at National Zoo

The zebra will not be on public display as punishment for the incident, which sent the staff member to hospital.
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A zebra has bitten a zookeeper at the National Zoo near Washington DC. The incident spooked a gazelle, which accidentally ran into a wall and broke its neck. (Steve Terrill/GlobalPost)
A male zebra is grounded after biting a zookeeper at the Smithsonian National Zoo on Monday.
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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.
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Vladimir Putin with tears in his eyes on a different occasion — having just won yet another election. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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A saola, or "Asian unicorn," is caught on camera for the first time in 14 years in a remote Vietnam forest. (World Wildlife Fund/Courtesy)

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.
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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 on Nov. 11, 2013. (Screengrab)
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.
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Sweden's flag flies high. Or is it Switzerland's? The two countries have launched a new joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell the difference between the European nations. (Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
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.
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The piano used as the prop for the key flashback scene between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 'Casablanca' is on display during an auction sale at Sotheby's in New York, December 14, 2012. Spanish concert pianist Laia Martin is currently on trial for playing her piano in what her former neighbor says was noise pollution. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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Bride and groom figurines decorate a wedding cake displayed at a wedding fair in the German city of Essen on Jan. 8, 2012. (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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The twin towers of the World Trade Center after hijacked airliners crashed into them on September 11, 2001. (HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
"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.
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Just imagine this with bigger, pointier teeth, when imagining the now-extinct Obdurodon tharalkooschild species of platypus. (OK: they measured about three feet long). (Wikimedia commons)
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.
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A New Mexico man is suing the city of Deming and several police officers for allegedly forcing him to undergo an anal cavity search and other invasive procedures after a routine traffic stop. (Bruno Vincent/AFP/Getty Images)
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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