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'Man-Goat' among Winners of Spoof Nobel Prizes

A man who lived as a goat in the Alps and a scientist who studied how pants affect the sex drive of rodents are among this year's spoof Nobel prizes.

The 26th edition of the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, which celebrate the silly side of science, were handed out Thursday at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Bangladesh Zoo Throws Wedding for Lions with Meat Cake

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and encouraging the animals to mate.

Some 400 guests attended the reception laden with balloons on Wednesday for long-time resident and lioness Nova and newcomer Nabha at the Chittagong zoo in the country's south.

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Urine Trouble: Japan Train Driver Pees on Track

Japanese train operator JR East has apologized after a driver urinated over the railway track while on duty because he did not want to delay services by using the toilet, media reported on Saturday.

The driver, in his 50s, felt the urge to go on Monday as his train stopped at Sakura station in Chiba, southeast of Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK and the Asahi Shimbun said.

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Nigeria Man who Named Dog Buhari Asks Court to Dismiss Case

A Nigerian man whose pet dog shares the same name as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday asked the court to dismiss criminal charges against him. 

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Ice Cream Gift Warms Russia-China Ties at G20

Despite warm relations between Moscow and Beijing, Vladimir Putin brought a chilly gift for his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit Sunday: a tub of ice cream.

Putin did not divulge the flavor of the frozen gift as he was welcomed by Xi at an official government guesthouse in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

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Australia Police Capture Giant Cattle-Eating Croc

An "angry" giant saltwater crocodile hunting cows at a northern Australia cattle station has been captured and relocated to a breeding farm, authorities and reports said.

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Shoes Speak Louder than Kills in London's City

Graduates applying for jobs in London's finance sector risk being overlooked if they wear brown shoes, a government-commissioned report into social mobility said Thursday.

"Opaque" dress codes practiced by those from more formal backgrounds are being used to judge candidates, with brown shoes a fashion faux-pas that many from poorer backgrounds may not be aware of, said the study.

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Berlin to Require Mums to Come Clean on 'Milkmen's Kids'

Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

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Drug Users Aren't Human, Says Philippine President

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human.

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Massages for Pups as Tel Aviv Celebrates Dog Day

Dog owners were given massages alongside their pups on Friday as the Israeli commercial capital of Tel Aviv celebrated its first festival for four-legged residents.

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