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Britain's Iconic Red Phone Boxes Ring the Changes

Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses.

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Pregnant Woman Wants Seat on Tokyo Metro: There's an App for That

Pregnant women struggling to bag a seat on the famously packed Tokyo subway could find their salvation in a new app connecting them with nearby passengers willing to give up their coveted perch.

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101 Cremations: The Rise of Bangkok's Buddhist Pet Funerals

Buddhist monks chant next to a pink coffin where Dollar's small body is nestled amongst flowers -- a $600 final farewell for the Shih Tzu at a Bangkok temple that administers elaborate pet funerals.

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Man Arrested as Smelly Socks Unleash Chaos on Indian Bus

Indian police arrested a man whose stinky socks caused a showdown on a bus as his fellow passengers protested the pungent odour, an officer said Saturday.

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As Many Go Ga-Ga over Royal Engagement, China Asks: Harry Who?

Prince Harry's marriage to US actress Meghan Markle next May promises to be the wedding of the year and this week's engagement news made headlines around the world -- but not in China.

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Thai Coach Dons Headscarf to Sneak into Iran Women's Kabaddi Games

The Iranian Federation of Kabaddi -- a popular Asian sport -- slammed a Thai coach on Wednesday after he reportedly dressed as a women to sneak in to watch female matches.

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Jonathan, St. Helena's Ancient Tortoise, Awaits Visitors

He is a tourist attraction worth travelling a long way to see -- Jonathan the giant tortoise is perhaps the world's oldest land animal, living in pampered luxury on the remote British island of St. Helena.

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Pickled in 'Cognac', Chopin's Heart Gives Up Its Secrets

The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world's most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have given up the cause of his untimely death.

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Paris Opens First Nudist Restaurant

Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude.

Located down a quiet side street in southwest Paris, O'naturel, billed as the French capital's first nudist restaurant, is the brainchild of 42-year-old twins Mike and Stephane Saada.

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Video of Indian Politician Peeing in Public Goes Viral

An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite government efforts to stop people relieving themselves in the open.

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