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Actor: Japanese Male Porn Stars Rarer than Bengal Tigers

Japan's vast pornography industry is desperately short of men, one actor claims, insisting even the endangered Bengal Tiger is more numerous.

A veteran porn star known only as Shimiken says he is one of just 70 male actors, with just a handful of them doing all the heavy lifting.

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'Missing' Trophy Returns to Massachusetts School

Proof of Haverhill High School boys' swimming team's 1978 Massachusetts state championship is finally returning home.

For decades, the trophy commemorating one the greatest achievements in school athletic history has been missing.

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Police Say Woman Used Wheelchair Cart for Getaway

Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart.

The Muskegon Chronicle ( ) says police located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away, riding the cart with $600 in clothing.

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Burglar Caught Napping during Florida Home Robbery

A burglar planning to rob a Florida home stole a little nap instead and ended up in handcuffs, officials said on Wednesday.

The man -- apparently overcome with exhaustion -- laid down on a bed at the home during a burglary on Monday, and fell into a deep sleep, the local sheriff's department told Agence France Presse.

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Black Hawks Down in Polish Village

Polish villagers got a surprise when half a dozen U.S. military helicopters emerged from heavy fog to make an emergency landing in a rapeseed field.

Onlookers responded "first with worry and bewilderment, then curiosity," Stanislaw Raginiak from the office of the rural county of Gruta said Wednesday.

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Before Papal Visit, Manila Can Take Papal Selfies

In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the pop star treatment.

A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January.

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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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