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Trio Ordered to Clean Dubai Zoo over Cat Killing Video

The ruler of Dubai on Wednesday ordered three men accused of feeding a cat alive to two dogs and filming it to clean the city's zoo for three months.

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Turkey 'Expels Dutch Cows' amid Diplomatic Crisis

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants to farm the cows due to the diplomatic crisis between the countries. 

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Israeli Patient Burns Nurse Alive at Clinic

An elderly man burnt a nurse alive at a clinic in central Israel on Tuesday after apparently being dissatisfied by the treatment he had received, police said.

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Dubai Arrests Man behind Video of Cat Fed Alive to Dogs

Police in Dubai have arrested a man who was behind a gruesome video showing a cat being fed alive to dogs as a punishment for eating birds, local press said Tuesday.

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Russian Blogger Goes on Trial for Hunting Pokemon in Church

Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

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Breaking the Bank: Thai Vets Remove 915 Coins from Turtle

A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' has had her fortunes restored after Thai vets removed 915 coins from her stomach -- a deposit built up after years of gulping down good luck pennies tossed into its pond.

The 25-year-old turtle, called 'Omsin' in Thai, underwent a gruelling seven-hour surgery on Monday to remove the five kilogramme hoard of coins.

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UK Cinema-Goers Asked to Become Real-Life 007s

British film icon James Bond has entertained audiences for over five decades, but now the country's foreign intelligence agency is asking cinema-goers to become spies themselves.

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100 Customers Flee Spanish Restaurant without Paying

Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill.

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McDonald's Serves 'McLizard' to Pregnant Indian Woman

A pregnant woman in Kolkata in eastern India has complained of finding a lizard in the french fries she bought at her local McDonald's restaurant.

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Mystery of Missing French Family Deepens after Jogger's Find

A mystery gripping France intensified Wednesday as a jogger discovered items belonging to a member of a family of four who have been missing for nearly two weeks.

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