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Cleric Suspended after Selfies with Pakistan's 'Kim Kardashian'

A high-profile Pakistani cleric who posed for selfies with a controversial model famed for her suggestive photos has been suspended from a senior government committee, the country's religious affairs ministry said, rebuking him for his behavior.

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Body Parts Found Floating in Tokyo Park Pond

A leafy Tokyo park became the scene of a gruesome investigation on Thursday after human body parts were found floating in a pond, according to authorities and media reports.

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British Police Foil Pro-EU Croissant Plot

British police swooped to stop a Paris-baked plot to tempt Britons to stay in the European Union by handing out free, freshly baked croissants.

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Man Charged with Rape after Receiving 'Gift' of U.S. Teen

The authorities in Pennsylvania have charged a man with raping a teenage girl with whom he fathered two children after receiving her as a "gift" from her parents, U.S. media said Saturday.

Police arrested Lee Kaplan, 51, in the town of Feasterville -- around 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Philadelphia -- on Thursday on charges including statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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'Crazy' Argentine ex-Minister Demands Cocaine in Court

An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Jose Lopez, a former deputy minister for public works, appeared nervous, hit himself on the head and cried out that he wanted cocaine, court sources told news channel TN and newspaper La Nacion.

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Five Arrested for Training Child to Pretend He was President's Son

Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.

"The boy was told his entire education would be paid for, that he would be given a plot of land, in addition to as much as $15,000 to the boy's parents," top prosecutor Ramiro Guerrero told reporters.

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Japanese 'Naked Restaurant' to Ban Overweight Diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, "The Amrita" -- Sanskrit for 'immortality' -- also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.

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Australia to Trial Ground-level Traffic Lights for Smartphone Users

Ground-level traffic lights for pedestrians constantly looking down at smartphones are set to be trialled in Sydney as Australian authorities seek to drive down the road death toll.

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Leopard on the Loose Sparks Alarm in Nepal's Capital

A wild leopard sparked alarm in Nepal's capital on Wednesday after it spent hours wandering through a residential neighborhood before being sedated and captured.

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Kangaroo Ruptures Australian Woman's Breast Implants

A kangaroo jumped onto a woman cycling in South Australia, rupturing her breast implants and using her as a "little airbag", she told local media Tuesday.

Sharon Heinrich, 45, was on the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley with her friend when the "cute" kangaroo she nicknamed "Skip" jumped from an embankment and landed on her, she told local newspaper the Northern Argus.

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