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Russian Blogger Goes on Trial for Hunting Pokemon in Church

Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

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Breaking the Bank: Thai Vets Remove 915 Coins from Turtle

A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' has had her fortunes restored after Thai vets removed 915 coins from her stomach -- a deposit built up after years of gulping down good luck pennies tossed into its pond.

The 25-year-old turtle, called 'Omsin' in Thai, underwent a gruelling seven-hour surgery on Monday to remove the five kilogramme hoard of coins.

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UK Cinema-Goers Asked to Become Real-Life 007s

British film icon James Bond has entertained audiences for over five decades, but now the country's foreign intelligence agency is asking cinema-goers to become spies themselves.

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100 Customers Flee Spanish Restaurant without Paying

Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill.

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McDonald's Serves 'McLizard' to Pregnant Indian Woman

A pregnant woman in Kolkata in eastern India has complained of finding a lizard in the french fries she bought at her local McDonald's restaurant.

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Mystery of Missing French Family Deepens after Jogger's Find

A mystery gripping France intensified Wednesday as a jogger discovered items belonging to a member of a family of four who have been missing for nearly two weeks.

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Finland Police Officer Cleared over Putin Entry in Criminal Database

A Finnish police officer on Tuesday was cleared of charges of negligence over the appearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin's name on a database of criminal suspects.

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Mystery as Murder Probe Opened over Missing French Family

The disappearance of a family of four nearly two weeks ago, leaving behind a home "frozen in time", has prompted a murder probe in a case that has stumped the nation.

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Taliban Leader Urges Afghans to Plant Trees

The Taliban's leader called on Afghans to plant trees as Spring approaches in a rare public statement Sunday that comes amid fears of another bloody fighting season.

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Indonesian Plane Turns Back as Door not Totally Closed

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 192 people from China to Bali was forced to turn back after the crew realized one of its doors was not properly closed, the airline said Friday.

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