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Indian Cricketer Fined $300 for Lion Selfies

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has been fined $300 for clicking selfies with endangered Asiatic lions in the country's west despite a ban on such photos, a senior forest official said on Wednesday.

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Eiffel Tower Evacuated in Safety Drill Muddle

Paris's Eiffel Tower was on Friday evacuated in error after an employee mistook a safety drill for a real incident, a police source said in the increasingly jittery terror-hit country.

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Saudi Princess Says Robbed of Million-Euro Watch in Paris

A Saudi princess told police she was attacked in central Paris and robbed of a million-euro ($1.1 million) watch, authorities said Friday.

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Germans Arrested as Spanish Stunt Sparks Terror Alert

Five young German women were arrested after a flashmob stunt at a Spanish resort sparked a terror alert, police said Wednesday.

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U.S. Woman Accidentally Shoots Self while Snapchatting

A woman in the U.S. state of Florida tried to Snapchat a video of herself holding a gun but instead accidentally shot her cellphone, injuring her right hand, authorities said.

Regina Powell, 22, said she was "foolishly playing" with the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, trying to make a Snapchat video, when it went off, the Volusia county sheriff's office said.

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Thieves Use Teargas to Rob Chinese Tourists near Paris

Around six assailants sprayed teargas on Chinese tourists outside a hotel near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday and made off with their luggage, police and rescue services said.

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Where Have All the Donkeys Gone? Burkina Faso's Export Dilemma

In the small Burkina Faso village of Balole, where farmers struggle to grow tomatoes, cabbages and aubergines, angry youngsters armed with batons and machetes are barring entry to the slaughterhouse.

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Jealous Wife Jailed after Triggering Bomb Scare at Geneva Airport

It is often said that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but one cheated wife went to extraordinary lengths to exact revenge on her husband's mistress.

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Indian Couple Hacked to Death over 22-Cent Debt

An ax-wielding shopkeeper hacked a couple to death in northern India Thursday after they failed to pay a debt of 22 U.S. cents, police said.

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Malawi Arrests HIV-Infected Man Paid to Have Sex with 100 Children

Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood, officials said Tuesday.

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