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New Owner Says Pistorius House 'Good Buy'

Where others might see a house of horror, Louwtjie Louwrens -- the man who bought Oscar Pistorius's home -- thinks he got the deal of a lifetime and a secure residence, even if his wife isn't so sure.

Louwrens bought the Paralympic Gold medalist’s villa where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in the bathroom for a bargain $420,000 (4.5 million rand).

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Latest NYC Condo Amenity: $1 Million Parking Spot

A condo development in New York City's pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle — $1 million.

The New York Times ( ) reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 and $6,666 a square foot.

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Long Tongues and Leaping Cats in 60th World Records Book

From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday.

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New York Gig Sends up Fashion Priestess Anna Wintour

It's Fashion Week and Anna Wintour is front row at all the best shows, immaculate in her trademark bob and shades. But come midnight she's in drag in a nightclub.

The high priestess of fashion, the English editor in chief of Vogue who has sat atop a $300 billion industry for 26 years, is infamous to millions for her style and steely persona.

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'Chess' Man Star Attraction at Tattoo Convention in Peru

Tattooed from shaved head to pinkie toe in checkers and other designs, the man who calls himself "Chess" was a star attraction at the first ever International Tattoo Convention in Peru.

The man, whose real name is Matt Gone, has, with the help of 80 different U.S. tattoo artists, turned his entire body into a canvas -- including his eyes which he injects with red dye.

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Al Pacino Makes a Splash at Toronto Film Festival

Al Pacino was so excited to be promoting his latest film "Manglehorn" at the Toronto film festival Sunday that he knocked over glass after glass of water at a press conference.

He appeared along with director David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") and co-stars Holly Hunter ("The Piano," "Saving Grace") and writer-director and occasional actor Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers").

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Italian Navy Lands... a Baby Girl

Italy's efforts to cope with the flow of migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean in perilous conditions rarely give reason to warm the heart.

This weekend was the exception, however, as the crew of a navy frigate, the Euro, delivered a baby girl whose heavily pregnant mother was among a group of would-be immigrants rescued after their vessel got into difficulty off the southwest coast of Sicily.

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'Meteorite' Smashes into Nicaraguan Capital

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across and was felt throughout the capital late on Saturday.

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Bear Chases Bow Hunter Up Tree, Bites His Leg

A bow-hunter was attacked by a bear while looking for deer near the southwest Washington city of Longview.

The 61-year-old Longview man, Jerry Hause, tells The Daily News ( he was sitting down to take a rest Monday when the bear came at him at a dead run.

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Captured Cobra Had Intact Venom Glands

A monocled cobra that roamed a California neighborhood for days could have given a potentially deadly bite, a snake expert said Friday.

"There's no indication that it's had its venom glands removed," said Ian Recchio, curator of reptiles and amphibians at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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