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O Brother, it's Melzer v Melzer at Wimbledon

Austrian brothers Jurgen and Gerald Melzer were drawn against each other in the opening round of qualifying for Wimbledon on Sunday in what will be the siblings' first professional clash.

Jurgen, 34, is a former world number eight and made the French Open semi-finals in 2010 and whose best performance at Wimbledon was a run to the last 16 in 2010 and 2013.

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Bicyclist Attacked with Machete during Attempted Robbery

Los Angeles police say a man's thumb was severed after being attacked with a machete as four men tried to steal his bicycle.

Sgt. John Marroquin said the suspects got out of a green sedan and tried to pull the man off his bicycle early Sunday in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

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Cat Bites Woman, Woman Bites Man: German Police

A cat bit a woman in Germany, sending her into such a rage that she then repeatedly bit and beat her boyfriend, the owner of the pet, police said Sunday.

A police spokesman said that the 26-year-old woman was attacked by her 39-year-old partner's feline in the western city of Hagen in the early hours of Saturday.

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Protesters Muzzled at Chinese Dog Meat Festival

Campaigners protesting China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men Monday as they attempted to rally outside a government office.

About 10 animal rights activists unfurled banners outside the Yulin government headquarters, before a group of 20 men came and chased them off.

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Italy Dishes up World Record with Longest Ever Pizza

Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza on Saturday, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometers long at Milan's 2015 Expo.

Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo Veltri handed Italy the crown for a 1,595.45 meters (5,234 feet) long masterpiece made with 1,500 kilos of tomatoes, over one and a half tons of mozzarella and a river of extravirgin olive oil.

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Warne Insists it's Really Him on Dating App

Australia cricket great Shane Warne has women on the dating app Tinder believe he is impersonating himself.

The 45-year-old Warne, engaged to British actress Elizabeth Hurley from September 2011 until the couple split up in December 2013, told Saturday's edition of The Times Magazine that he had been on a couple of dates after downloading Tinder.

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Cambodia Trains Rats to Detect Landmines

Cambodia is training an elite squad of rats, imported from Africa, to sniff out landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the once war-wracked kingdom, authorities said on Friday.

A team of 15 rats, some weighing up to 1.2 kilograms, were imported from Tanzania in April with the help of a Belgian non-governmental organisation, which trains rats to sniff out mines, Heng Ratana, director general of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), told Agence France Presse.

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French PM Gets Chequebook Out after Champions League Trip

France's prime minister has written a cheque for 2,500 euros ($2,800) to settle a trip to the Champions League final in Berlin with his two sons that landed him in hot water.

Manuel Valls, a fan of his native Barcelona, faced a torrent of criticism for his visit to the game in the Olympic Stadium which did not appear on his official agenda.

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Utah School Creates 'Texting Lane' for Phone-Focused Walkers

One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking.

The neon green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym at Utah Valley University were intended as a lighthearted way to brighten up the space and get students' attention, spokeswoman Melinda Colton said Thursday.

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Stroke of Bad Luck as Nordqvist Trophy Smashed in Post

Anna Nordqvist won't be putting her ShopRite LPGA Classic trophy on display just yet after the massive glass cup reached her home in pieces.

"Well thank you @fedex for delivering my @shopriteLPGAClassic winning in a thousand pieces," Nordqvist tweeted on Thursday, with a picture of the broken trophy in its box alongside one of her hoisting it on the course in New Jersey last month.

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