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Injured Kenya Pedestrians Threatened with Prison

Kenyan road safety authorities have threatened to charge injured pedestrians with attempted suicide in a bid to halt a rise in road accidents in the east African nation.

The warning came as police revealed road fatalities were up 10 percent this year, with jaywalkers accounting for nearly half those killed.

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Naked Nationalist Stirs up Japan Elections

A naked nationalist is stirring up election billboards in Japan, offering a bit of colour -- and a lot of flesh -- to get out the vote.

Right winger Teruki Goto is pictured on his campaign poster in his birthday suit, wielding a samurai-style sword in front of two Rising Sun flags and the imperial chrysanthemum crest.

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Sea Lion Pup Waddles away from Water, Gets Ride Back to Sea

A healthy sea lion pup that was returned to the sea by deputies after waddling a quarter-mile onshore seemed to be staying in the waves on Wednesday — at least for now, officers said.

"There's no reports of him running down the street or anything," Mendocino County sheriff's Capt. Greg Van Patten said.

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Balding German Man Refused Free Wig

Baldness among older men is not a medical condition requiring health insurance companies to cover a toupee or wig, a German federal court ruled Wednesday, turning down a 76-year-old man's bid for false hair.

The man from the western town of Contwig, who has suffered from a lack of scalp hair as well as eyebrows and eyelashes since 1983, took his case against his insurance company to the Federal Social Court.

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Kerry's Sweet Secret... he Once Owned a Cookie Shop

Globe-trotting U.S. diplomat John Kerry is known for his sweet tooth. But he surprised top chefs this week by revealing he loves to cook, and once ran a bakery.

Back in the 1970s when he was "bored stiff" working in a private law practice in his home town of Boston, he and a friend hit upon a madcap idea to open a late-night cookie shop.

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California's Venice Beach Seeks Topless Sunbathing

Venice Beach, a California town known for its laid back style in an already laid back state, wants women on its shores to be able to go topless.

In doing so it cites what it calls links with Europe as it seeks an easing of US laws that many foreign visitors find prudish.

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Report: At Least 10 Dead in PNG Tribal Fight over Pig

At least 10 people died and several others were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after a tribal fight over a stolen pig in Papua New Guinea, local media reported Wednesday.

The clash, in the highland province of Hela, erupted between the Wapiago and Tapamu clans, Assistant Police Commissioner Teddy Tei told PNG's Post-Courier.

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Woman Gets 3-7-Years for Shooting over Bacon-Less Burger

A Michigan woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers.

Authorities say 30-year-old Shaneka Torres became angry in February 2014 when the first burger she ordered at the restaurant's drive-up station was missing bacon. She was offered a free meal, but bacon also wasn't added to a second burger order.

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Google to Help Search for Scotland's Loch Ness Monster

Those keen to search for Scotland's mythical Loch Ness monster can do so from anywhere in the world after Google launched a cache of underwater and surface images of the lake.

The Street View series includes the ancient Urquhart Castle seen from the water, Fort Augustus Abbey and the lake seen "from Nessie's perspective" under the peaty waters.

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'Bully' New Zealand PM Sorry for Pulling Waitress' Hair

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key publicly apologized Wednesday to a waitress who labelled him a "schoolyard bully" for repeatedly pulling her ponytail on visits to her cafe.

As women's groups expressed outrage, Key said he now realized his behavior was inappropriate but insisted he was merely "horsing around", not acting maliciously.

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