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Hollande's Hairdresser 'Paid 10,000 Euros a Month'

Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande's hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of almost 10,000 euros a month, the Canard Enchaine weekly reported Wednesday.

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Aussie who Bit Off Rat's Head Banned from Owning Pets

An Australian man who filmed himself biting the head off a live rat and posting the video on Facebook was banned on Monday from owning pets for three years and ordered to do community service.

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Mommy, Who's That? Satirical Kids' Book Explains Trump Phenomenon

A potato-shaped orange blob with tiny hands is the star of a satirical new story written in the style of a children's book explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon.

"A Child's First Book of Trump," written by Michael Ian Black and set for release Tuesday, is clearly intended for a more mature audience.

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Cleric Suspended after Selfies with Pakistan's 'Kim Kardashian'

A high-profile Pakistani cleric who posed for selfies with a controversial model famed for her suggestive photos has been suspended from a senior government committee, the country's religious affairs ministry said, rebuking him for his behavior.

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Body Parts Found Floating in Tokyo Park Pond

A leafy Tokyo park became the scene of a gruesome investigation on Thursday after human body parts were found floating in a pond, according to authorities and media reports.

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British Police Foil Pro-EU Croissant Plot

British police swooped to stop a Paris-baked plot to tempt Britons to stay in the European Union by handing out free, freshly baked croissants.

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Man Charged with Rape after Receiving 'Gift' of U.S. Teen

The authorities in Pennsylvania have charged a man with raping a teenage girl with whom he fathered two children after receiving her as a "gift" from her parents, U.S. media said Saturday.

Police arrested Lee Kaplan, 51, in the town of Feasterville -- around 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Philadelphia -- on Thursday on charges including statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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'Crazy' Argentine ex-Minister Demands Cocaine in Court

An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Jose Lopez, a former deputy minister for public works, appeared nervous, hit himself on the head and cried out that he wanted cocaine, court sources told news channel TN and newspaper La Nacion.

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Five Arrested for Training Child to Pretend He was President's Son

Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.

"The boy was told his entire education would be paid for, that he would be given a plot of land, in addition to as much as $15,000 to the boy's parents," top prosecutor Ramiro Guerrero told reporters.

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Japanese 'Naked Restaurant' to Ban Overweight Diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, "The Amrita" -- Sanskrit for 'immortality' -- also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.

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