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Parliament Catfight over Mouse in the House

Britain's Houses of Parliament desperately need some feline protection to tackle the growing mouse population -- but the job would require an impractical number of cats prowling the corridors of power.

A study found that due to the size of parliament, one or two cats would not be enough, while a "herd of cats" running wild would be unmanageable, lawmaker John Thurso reported to the lower House of Commons on Thursday.

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Paraguay Pocketless Suit Draws Attention to Corruption

A Paraguay clothing store is leaving the pockets out of the chain's latest line of suits as a protest against corruption.

?Let honesty be fashionable,? advertisements for the anti-corruption suits read in the shops of Robert, a popular high-end clothing store in Paraguay?s capital Asuncion.

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Dallas Man's Halloween Decor Inspired by Ebola

Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine."

"There's negative people everywhere and they are going to give me grief about it but it's all in good fun," James Faulk told reporters Thursday while standing outside his home wearing a face shield and white protective suit with the label "CDC Trainee" and d gripping a clipboard and red plastic bag marked "biohazard infectious waste."

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Fresh-Faced Elite 'Con Man' Baffles Spain

Police in Spain have arrested a 20-year-old alleged con man who embarrassed the establishment by posing as a bigwig and even got himself photographed shaking hands with the king.

Fresh-faced and curly-haired, the sharp-suited wheeler-dealer Francisco Nicolas Gomez Iglesias -- known as "Little Nicholas" -- has appeared in photos in the press alongside a string of top political figures.

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No Sex Please, You're Students: Zimbabwe University

The Zimbabwe students' union on Thursday made war not love over a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus at the country's top university.

In a circular displayed at halls of residence, authorities at the University of Zimbabwe said students "caught in any intimate position such as kissing or having sex in public places" would be punished.

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Peruvian Mayor Wins Job by Coin Toss

The tiny Peru town of Paruro chose its new mayor in a strange way -- a coin toss -- after the two candidates tied at the ballot box earlier this month, officials said Wednesday.

Wilbert Medina and Jose Cornejo Carpio both earned exactly 236 votes in the October 5 balloting in the southeastern town of under 4,000 people.

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Woman Says She Sold Pot to Help Raise Grandkids

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died.

Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana and nearly $400,000 in cash at her home in Buffalo Township.

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Man's Ashes to be Scattered in Fireworks Display

A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.

Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye.

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UK Man Faked Coma for 2 Years to Avoid Court

He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

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'Hitler' Cream Leaves Swiss Retailer Red-Faced

Swiss retailer Migros apologized on Wednesday for what it said was a string of errors which put coffee cream with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine country.

Migros said it "offered its excuses for this unforgivable incident" and that it was in the process of withdrawing the small pots of cream from cafes to which they had been delivered.

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