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German Couple in Dock for Rape-Murder of Chinese Student

A German couple went on trial Friday accused of brutally raping and killing a Chinese student in eastern Germany, in a crime that caused outrage in both countries.

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Gay Date-Rape Serial Killer Jailed for Life in UK

A serial killer who murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites in Britain was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Drink Soup, Don't Drive: Japan Police Tell Elderly

Japanese police are offering noodle discounts to elderly citizens who hand in their driving licences, promising them cheaper ramen soup in exchange for improved road safety. 

The edible offer comes after a series of deadly accidents caused by cars driven by the elderly -- a growing problem in a country where 4.8 million people aged 75 or older hold a licence.

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United Fans Hide in Toilet in Failed Bid to See Arsenal Showdown

Two Manchester United fans spent Friday night hidden in an Old Trafford toilet in a failed attempt to see the Premier League showdown against Arsenal, in a second embarrassing security breach.

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Iceland Breaks Taboo with World's Largest Penis Museum

Size doesn't matter at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, home to the world's largest collection of penises which has an eye-watering array of specimens carefully collected from hundreds of different animals.

"I came to see if it was true, that there really was a penis museum in Reykjavik," American tourist Jerry Anderson told AFP, smiling as he stared at the phallus of a sperm whale, the largest specimen in the museum. 

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Diver Survives 8 Hours in Shark-Infested Waters off Australia

A scuba diver who spent eight hours in shark-infested waters off Australia survived the night-time ordeal after swimming 22 kilometres (12 nautical miles) to shore, rescuers said Friday.

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Obama's Half-Brother Stumps for Trump on Twitter

Donald Trump has been called many things but arguably the most bizarre is "the white Malcolm X", a title inexplicably bestowed upon him by President Obama's half-brother, Malik.

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Immigration Canada Site Crashes as Americans Seek to Flee Trump Presidency

The website of Canada's immigration ministry crashed as many Americans sought to emigrate to their northern neighbor to escape a Donald Trump presidency.

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Obama Starts Election Day with Tradition: Shooting Hoops

Is the U.S. election a slam dunk? It is for Barack Obama, who early on election day Tuesday took part in a ritual game of basketball as Americans flocked to the polls.

In keeping with a 2008 and 2012 tradition, Obama hit the court with friends. 

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From Broadway to Outer Space: U.S. Election Snippets

Broadway readies for a night of (offstage) drama, an early vote is cast in space, and Donald Trump takes a ribbing from the man he hopes to succeed.

Here are some snippets from the White House race on Monday, the final day of the months-long showdown between Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton:

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