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Indian Bride Dumps Groom for Bad Maths

An Indian bride walked out of her wedding after the bridegroom failed to solve a simple maths problem, leaving hundreds of disgruntled guests behind.

Police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where the wedding had been organised said the woman's relatives put the groom to the test after becoming concerned about his level of education.

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Crocodile Found in New Jersey Basement during Drug Raid

Five drug raids in New Jersey have led to the seizure of the normal assortment of marijuana, ecstasy and guns and the removal of one not-so normal thing: a crocodile.

The Mercer County prosecutor's office says authorities found a small crocodile living in the basement of a Trenton house during a raid Thursday and turned it over to animal control. Along with the crocodile, authorities found marijuana there. Two men were arrested.

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Falconer Catches Aggressive Owl that Terrorized Dutch Town

A falconer has captured an aggressive eagle owl that terrorized a Dutch town by swooping out of the sky and sinking its talons into residents' heads.

The bird earned the nickname "terror owl" in Purmerend, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Amsterdam where it attacked some 50 people in the last year.

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'Not Cool': Fans Launch Pizzas at Breaking Bad Roof

The real-life house portrayed as the home of Walter White on "Breaking Bad" is being bombarded with pizzas, thrown on its roof by pranksters hoping to recreate an iconic scene from the hit television series.

But the Albuquerque, New Mexico police, the show's creator and the house's occupants are all looking to put a stop to the drive-by peltings.

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Buffalo Gores Abattoir Butchers then Rampages through Manila

A water buffalo gored two butchers at a slaughterhouse before going on a rampage through the Philippine capital Saturday, terrorizing hundreds of people and tossing furniture in the lobby of a small hotel.

The three-year-old female, weighing nearly half a ton, injured a total of three people with its 18-inch (46-centimeter) horns and caused the evacuation of about 200 call center workers during its two-hour bid for freedom. 

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Stripping Policeman Convicted for Wearing Service Weapon

A Portuguese policeman was Friday handed a 22-month suspended jail sentence for wearing his service weapon while performing stripteases.

The 32-year-old officer admitted to the court in Novo de Sao Joao that he wore his uniform to make his performances "more realistic", but claimed the firearm was a replica of his service pistol, the Lusa news agency reported.

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Report: U.S. Secret Service Latest Embarrassment Gets Worse

Two Secret Service agents being probed for allegedly crashing a car into White House security barriers after a boozy night out drove right through a bomb investigation scene there, The Washington Post reported Friday.

As part of the latest embarrassment to the service, the officers drove right past the suspicious package, which turned out to be a book, the Post said, quoting current and former government officials.

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German Group Demands Smartphone Ban for Pedestrians

A German association representing pedestrians has called for a ban on people staring at their smartphones while walking through city traffic, to cut down on accidents.

It was "common knowledge" that smartphones distract users from the traffic dangers around them, argued the Association of Pedestrian Traffic Germany in the latest edition of its magazine.

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New Battle of Waterloo as France Blocks Special Euro Coin

Belgium hit out at France on Thursday after Paris forced it to scrap a new two-euro coin celebrating the 200th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

Around 180,000 of the coins had already been produced when France objected on the grounds that it would create tensions, with Europe's unity already under threat, officials said.

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Fascist Sperm Busts DNA Frontier

Forensic experts in Italy said Thursday they had reconstructed the DNA of a national war hero and poet by analyzing semen he left on a handkerchief given to a lover 100 years ago.

In a global first, the proto-fascist warmonger Gabriele D'Annunzio's DNA was reconstructed without exhuming his remains, forensic police said, raising hopes the technique could be used to solve cold cases.

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