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'Useless' Pakistani PM Put up for Sale on eBay

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif was put up for sale on eBay with bids soaring to more than $90,000 Thursday after an anonymous user gave vent to frustrations with the prime minister over the Panama Papers leak.

"Useless Pakistani Pm Nawaz Sharif for Sale" stated the post by long-time user mastavis on the popular e-commerce website, describing the leader as "new with defects".

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Snooker: Rewind! He-Man Muscles in on Johnson's Finest Hour

He may have once conquered the world of snooker but when Joe Johnson sat down to watch his video of his 1986 Crucible final triumph he was confronted with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe instead.

Johnson won the 1986 world snooker championship as a 150-1 outsider, beating then world number 1 Steve Davis 18-12 in the final.

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Australian Village, Including Cows, on Sale for $10 Million

A small, picturesque Australian village has been listed for sale, attracting interest from China and Singapore, with its new buyer set to own dozens of homes, a lake full of fish and 35 Highland cattle.

Property agents said they hoped the 145-hectare (358.3-acre) Tarraleah village in the heart of Tasmania state would fetch up to Aus$13 million (US$10 million).

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Food Truck for Fido: New Seattle Business Caters to Canines

Stand on any block around lunchtime near Amazon.com's downtown Seattle headquarters and there are two common sights: people walking their dogs and people buying lunch at food trucks.

The scene offers a window into Seattle's infatuations with dogs (and cats), which outnumber children here, and the maturing roaming food truck market.

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Mickey Mouse-Shaped Solar Facility Unveiled at Disney World

It's only fitting that solar panels that will help with the power needs of Walt Disney World are shaped like the famous ears of the mouse that started the Disney enterprise.

Officials with Disney World, Duke Energy and Disney's private government on Tuesday flipped on the switch to a Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility located on 22 acres near the Epcot theme park.

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Colorful 'Vomit-Like' Australian $5 Note Unveiled

It may be the smallest-denominated Australian dollar banknote, but a new design for the Aus$5 bill attracted an outsized amount of criticism when it was unveiled Tuesday, with detractors calling it "hideous" and "like vomit".

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Three Chinese Passengers Grounded for Bad Behaviour

China has banned three passengers from major airlines for "uncivilized behavior", state media reported Monday, as the country seeks to instill manners in its increasingly well-traveled populace.

The three were blacklisted for hitting a checkpoint security officer with a can of milk, attacking airline personnel over a flight delay, and refusing to switch off a tablet PC during a landing, the China Daily newspaper said.

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Sex Toy Sparks Bomb Scare in Germany

German police brought in a bomb squad and evacuated a gambling hall when they heard a strange noise emanating from a garbage can, but declared a false alarm after the source of the humming sound turned out to be a sex toy.

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California Woman Gives up Home to Care for Thousands of Cats

It started with a few kittens. But nearly a quarter century later, a California woman has transformed her 4,000-square-foot (370-sq. meter) home into what's believed to be the largest no-cage cat sanctuary and adoption center in the U.S.

An estimated 24,000 cats have been saved by the sanctuary, which houses up to 1,000 felines at any given time. Lynea Lattanzio set up Cat House on the Kings after finding out that many nearby shelters euthanize cats who aren't adopted.

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What's in a Name? China Paper Blasts Foreign Nomenclature

For many aspiring Chinese, living in a chateau would be a dream come true. But bourgeois apartments with foreign names are the latest victims of a wide-ranging crackdown on "Western values" by Communist authorities.

A state-run newspaper lashed out Tuesday at the widespread adoption of foreign names in China.

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