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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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Malaysia's Defense Minister Hopeful MH370 will be Found

Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean.

Hishammuddin, who is in the Western Australian port of Fremantle to inspect one of the search ships, the GO Phoenix, said the passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines jet "remain in our thoughts and also in our prayers".

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Stinky Seaweed Piling Up at Upscale Laguna Beach

Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.

Steve May, Laguna's public works director, said the sheer volume of kelp that has washed ashore in recent months is the most he's seen in 20 years on the job.

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New Mexico Man's Typo Costs Him Thousands on Bill

A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars.

The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back.

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'Breaking Bad' Drug Dolls Cook Up Toys'R'Us Controversy

Toys"R"Us was embroiled in controversy Tuesday after a Florida woman complained about the kids' store selling dolls of fictional drug dealer Walter White and other characters from hit TV show "Breaking Bad."

Plastic figurines include Walter White holding a handgun and White's accomplice, Jesse Pinkman, wearing a protective suit used in the manufacture of crystallized methamphetamine. It comes complete with a gas mask and a tray of blue crystals.

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Hong Kong Netizens Lampoon Government Negotiators

Hong Kong government negotiators who sat down to crunch talks with student leaders have become figures of online derision with netizens mocking them as empty vases, garbage bins and Teletubbies.

Five student leaders, in their early twenties and dressed in T-shirts bearing the slogan "Freedom Now", faced off against five suited senior government officials in tense talks at a medical college campus Tuesday night.

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Convicted Murderer Sues State over Prison Porn Ban

A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.

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French Police Nab Burglar Watching TV, Bubbly in Hand

A burglar who cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate his caper was surprised by French police while watching television and drinking the bubbly in the house he had just robbed.

The owners of the house called police on Saturday when they returned to their home in the medieval town of Provins, southeast of Paris, to find their shutters drawn, which they had left open.

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Woman Stuck in Chimney after Online Dating Goes Bad

U.S. firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online, reports said Monday.

TV footage showed emergency personnel dismantling the chimney brick-by-brick to reach the woman, stuck eight feet down, according to local television channel KTLA.

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Japan Man Arrested for Dumping a Quarter-Tonne of Porn

A pensioner who dumped almost a quarter of a tonne of pornography in a Japanese park is unlikely to be charged, police said Tuesday, because the stash belonged to an ill friend.

Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

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