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At 96, Mexican Woman Fulfills Dream: Going to High School

Guadalupe Palacios stands out in her high school class in Mexico, and it is not just because of her gray hair, her deeply creased skin or her 96 years.

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Chicago Restaurant Staff Get $2,000 Tip

For most Americans, the answer is likely -- at most -- 20 percent. But how about 260 percent? 

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Soaked Streets and Water Fights for Myanmar New Year Festival

The thuds of party music and splash-happy water fights marked the start of celebrations leading up to the Buddhist New Year in Myanmar on Friday, a time of high spirits and revelry.

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Baby Believed Snatched by Monkey in India is Found Dead

Indian police say a 16-day-old baby boy believed to have been snatched by a monkey has been found drowned in a well.

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French Vegan Faces Terror Charge over Slain Butcher Comment

A French vegan activist was set to appear in court on Thursday for allegedly condoning terrorism after writing on social media that a butcher killed in an Islamist attack deserved his fate, a legal source told AFP.

The unusual case, being prosecuted under France's tough anti-terror security laws, was to be heard in the town of Saint-Gaudens in southwest France.

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Sex Doll 'Brothel' in Paris Faces Calls for Closure

Barely clothed or naked and perched suggestively on a bed or chair, the plastic dolls on offer in the most controversial "brothel" in Paris have led to accusations that they could encourage rape.

Since February, four silicone figures have been on offer at hourly rates of 89 euros (110 dollars) in a discreet apartment in the south of the city, far from the historic red-light district around the Pigalle area in the north. 

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Paris Metro Fines Pregnant Woman for Walking Wrong Way

A pregnant passenger on the Paris metro has been hit with a 60-euro fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media. 

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Austrians Keep Right to Give Far-Right the Finger

A court has upheld the right of Austrians to give the leader of the country's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) the finger, officials confirmed on Thursday.

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S. Africa 'Prophet' Fined for Spraying Insecticide on Followers

A South African court has fined a self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers in the face with insecticide as a supposed cure for illness.

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Ten Years Jail Sought for Turkey Taxi Driver over 'Fraud' Ride

Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday requested a prison sentence of up to 10 years for an Istanbul taxi driver who needlessly took a passenger from one side of the Bosphorus to the other, causing the tourist to miss a flight.

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