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Police Says S. African Woman Bit Rapist's Penis

A woman in South Africa bit the penis of a man who raped her in front of her five-year-old child, police said Wednesday as they searched for the "severely injured" attacker.

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Declared Dead, Spanish Prisoner Wakes Up Just before Autopsy

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday.

In jail near Oviedo in northern Spain, the man, whom Spain's prison authority refused to identify, was found unconscious around 8am (0700 GMT) on Sunday and three doctors "found he presented no signs of life," a spokeswoman told AFP.

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Russia's 'Werewolf' Killer Policeman on Trial for 59 More Murders

A former Russian policeman convicted of killing 22 women went on trial Wednesday for a further 59 murders in a case that could make him Russia's most prolific serial killer in recent history.

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'World's Ugliest Pig' Spotted in Indonesia

Rare images of the "world's ugliest pig" have been captured in Indonesia, researchers said Friday, offering a window into a little-known species believed to be on the brink of extinction.

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'World's Most Expensive Vodka' Bottle Found after Danish Bar Theft

What is claimed to be "the world's most expensive" bottle of vodka, snatched from a Copenhagen bar earlier this week, was found empty at a construction site in the Danish capital early Friday, the police said. 

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Romans Brave Chilly Tiber for New Year Plunge

Hardy thrillseekers plunged into Italy's Tiber river on Monday, continuing a decades-old New Year's tradition. 

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China Mall Erects Giant Trump Dog Statue

A mall in northern China has installed a larger-than-life canine statue with more than a passing resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump to welcome the coming Year of the Dog.

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Zimbabwe Family Stuck in Bangkok Airport for Two Months

A Zimbabwean family has been marooned at Bangkok's main airport for two months, Thai immigration police said Thursday, an ordeal over the holiday season that has drawn widespread sympathy among Thais.

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Thai Teacher Turns to DNA to Prove $1 Million Lottery Win

A DNA test will decide the fate of a near $1 million lottery prize after a Thai teacher said he lost the winning tickets which were later claimed by an ex-cop.

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Where's Santa? U.S.-Canadian Military Command Tracking St Nick

It's the question every good little girl and boy asks on Christmas Eve: When is Santa coming? 

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