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Google Snaps Australian Couple 'Having Sex on Road'

An Australian couple shot to fame on social media Thursday after an image of them having sex by the side of a rural highway made it onto Google Street View, sparking speculation it was a stunt.

The image, which has since been censored by Google, shows the couple bent over the hood of a silver sedan alongside the Dukes Highway outside the town of Keith in South Australia state.

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Japan City Mistakenly Tweets N. Korean Missile Launch

Officials in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced on Wednesday after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.

The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its Tweet just before noon (0300 GMT), announcing "North Korea has launched a missile" with blank spaces to indicate the exact time.

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Anti-Thatcher Song Heads to Top of UK charts

"Ding Dong! The witch is dead", as sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, on Tuesday raced to the top of the Amazon download chart in Britain, a day after the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Another version sung by jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald placed at number 4 and also topped the iTunes UK vocal chart as record-buyers passed their judgement on the legacy of Thatcher, who died of a stroke on Monday aged 87.

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Want to Be a Sports Star? Look in the Mirror

The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study on Wednesday that found Japanese baseball players whose faces were relatively broad rather than long were most likely to hit a home run.

University of London psychologists measured the facial width-to-height ratio, or fWHR, of 104 batters in Japan's professional Central League Pennant who played in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

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Obama Soaks Up Soul at White House Shindig

U.S. President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.

"In the sixties and seventies, Memphis knew its share of division and discord and injustice," Obama recalled. It was in the Tennessee city in 1968 that civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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Nepalese Presenter Attempts Longest Talk Show Record

A Nepalese presenter will attempt to set the world record for the longest television talk show this week by staying on air for 60 hours, organizers said Tuesday.

Rabi Lamichhane, a 36-year-old based in the U.S., has returned to Kathmandu to stage the "Lord Buddha Was Born in Nepal" program, and try to capture the Guinness world record.

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Germany: Thieves Swipe 5 Tons of Chocolate Spread

These thieves might really have sticky fingers.

Police said Monday an unknown number of culprits made off with 5 metric tons (5.5 tons) of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread from a parked trailer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld over the weekend.

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French Psychiatrist Convicted Over Affair with Patient

A French court has ordered a psychiatrist to pay one of his patients 10,000 euros ($13,000) in damages for seducing her as she sought counselling to save her marriage, sources close to the case said Monday.

The Bordeaux appeals court said the 65-year-old psychiatrist had abused his position as a practitioner, taking advantage of the patient's "fragile and frustrated" emotional state when they became lovers in the summer of 2003.

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Three Indian Devotees Kill Themselves to 'Join Guru'

Three followers of an Indian guru committed suicide Monday by jumping on a burning wood pyre, saying they wanted to "join" their leader who killed himself over a month ago, police said.

The three devotees, aged 16, 30 and 50, lived at the Chouli monastery near Badar in southern India dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon, known as the destroyer of evil.

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Man Uses Balloons to Fly from Mandela Jail to Cape Town

A South African man in the weekend successfully flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons.

The six-kilometer (3.7-mile) crossing, to raise funds for a children's hospital named after the country's former president, was the first stunt of its kind from the historical site.

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