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Swedish Inmate Escapes Prison to Go to the Dentist

An inmate who slipped out of a Swedish prison to treat an aching tooth before turning himself in to police had his sentence prolonged, but just by a day.

The inmate escaped Oestragaard prison in southwest Sweden earlier this month, just two days before he was due to be released from prison, "because he had a toothache and wanted to go to the dentist," prison officials said.

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Droids Dance, Dogs Nuzzle, Humanoids Speak at Madrid Robot Museum

A white robotic beagle sits wagging its tail and nuzzling anyone who pets it, while six pint-sized robots, flashing blue, pump their fists as they dance to the pop hit "Gangnam Style".

They are the stars of a new museum launched in Madrid this month, showcasing what its owners say is one of the world's top collections of robot dogs and other pet automatons.

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Wrestling Japanese Diplomat Loses again in Final Sudan Bout

A wrestling diplomat from Japan lost Friday for a sixth and final time against a Sudanese Nuba opponent, but says he has achieved a different kind of victory.

Yasuhiro Murotatsu says he has helped to unify a divided and war-torn land.

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Limited Whiskey Sells for Nearly $4,000 Per Bottle

A new U.S. whiskey reaches a new height in pricing, at nearly $4,000 per bottle and an expected $350 per shot.

Limited-edition offerings have become commonplace as whiskey makers dabble in new flavors to lure customers. But the latest introduction by Michter's Distillery LLC breaks into a pricing stratosphere that could reverberate across the industry.

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Russia Outraged by Giant Louis Vuitton Suitcase

Politicians didn't like it, the public didn't like it, so the gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase is being booted out of Red Square.

The GUM department store on Red Square, which is responsible for 30-feet (nine meters) high and 100-feet (30-meters) long construction, promised in a statement released Wednesday that it would be dismantled.

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U.S. City Hails Ruling in Smelly Sauce Row

A U.S. city welcomed Wednesday a court ruling which could force the closure of a U.S. factory that makes famed Sriracha chili sauces, after neighbors complained of spicy smells.

The California city of Irwindale, outside Los Angeles, asked last month for Huy Fong Food's facility to be closed and that the company be forced to improve odor-filtering measures.

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Hungary Football Club Takes Team's Car Keys after Defeat

Hungarian football champions Gyori ETO found an original way to punish their players after an embarrassing defeat, by confiscating the keys to their high-end cars, a media report said Thursday.

The management of the club, which took its fourth Hungarian league title last season, struck back after the team went down 3-0 last weekend against bottom-of-the-league side Mezokovesd-Zsory SE, the news portal reported.

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Briton Searches Landfill for $7.5 mn Bitcoin Fortune

A British IT worker has launched a frantic search of a landfill site after realizing he accidentally threw away a computer drive holding $7.5 million (5.5 million euros) in the online currency bitcoin.

James Howells, 28, obtained 7,500 bitcoins in 2009 when the currency was virtually worthless. Its value has since soared, with a single bitcoin hitting $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday.

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Spain Cream Pie-throwers Get Two-Year Sentence

A Spanish court handed two-year jail sentences on Wednesday to three men convicted of splattering cream pies over a top regional politician in protest at plans to build a railway.

Spain's highest criminal tribunal, the National Court, found them guilty of an "attack on authority" by smearing the head of government for the Navarre region, Yolanda Barcina, with sticky white pies in 2011.

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Tamagotchi Virtual Pets to Return to Europe and North America

Tamagotchi, the egg-shaped virtual pet beloved of schoolchildren in the 1990s, is making a comeback and is set to hit the shelves of European shops in time for Christmas.

The tiny toy character, which owners have to nurture to maturity, was a worldwide smash the first time around, with maker Bandai selling 40 million units between 1996 and 1999.

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