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'Dead' Turkish Man Spends 10 Years Fighting to Prove He is Alive

A 46-year-old Turkish man mistakenly listed as dead by authorities has spent 10 years fighting to prove he is alive, state media reported on Sunday. 

Sinan Avci, who lives in eastern Erzurum province, was forced into an early retirement in 2003 after being diagnosed with epilepsy. 

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Protesters Splattered in Fake Blood Decry Spanish Bull Run

About one hundred semi-naked animal rights activists covered in fake blood on Saturday protested against the upcoming famous bull run in the Spanish city of Pamplona. 

Activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and AnimaNaturalis, wore fake horns while holding signs reading "Pamplona's streets are stained with bull's blood" in several languages. 

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Wine Ice Cream, Maple Water: 5 Foods of the Future?

Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.

Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week's 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren't easy to find, but could signal coming trends.

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Independence Day? To some, July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day

To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.

Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a resource for TV and radio stations looking to add a little levity to their broadcasts, among others.

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Obama's Grandmother to Cook for President on Kenya Trip

President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

"With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi.

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Square Fruit: Odd Shaped Melons Herald Japan Summer

Japanese consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped watermelons.

But this pricey produce is not intended to tempt your taste buds -- it's more ornament than the perfect picnic food.

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Report: China Firm to Punish 'Unscheduled' Pregnancies

A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday.

"Only married female workers who have worked for the company for more than one year can apply for a place on the birth planning schedule," read a policy distributed by a credit cooperative in Jiaozuo, in the central province of Henan.

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Argentina Minister Condemns University's Explicit Sex Performance

Argentine officials on Thursday condemned a sexually explicit performance staged in the halls of the nation's top public university, complete with feigned masturbation and full-on nudity.

Pictures from the provocative live installation titled "Pleasure Wednesday," went viral after finding their way to the Internet, compounding the government's ire and embarrassment over the work, which was staged by the social science department at the University of Buenos Aires.

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Cook Islands Warns Jet Blast Thrillseekers to Stay Away

Airport authorities in the Cook Islands on Thursday warned thrill seekers to stay away from their runway's jet blast zone after three tourists were injured when a plane was taking off.

The main road in the tiny Pacific nation passes by the bottom of the runway and daring plane-spotters often stand in the wash of jet engines, clinging to the airport's fence as aircraft hit maximum thrust for ascent.

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Pope Dolls, Bobble Heads up for Sale Months before U.S. Visit

Pope Francis is a doll. No, really.

The people organizing the pontiff's September visit to Philadelphia launched an online store Wednesday featuring papal plush dolls and bobble heads.

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