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Suitcase Full of Cash Stolen from Mugabe, Court Hears

A suitcase containing $150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals.

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Sydney Puts On Dazzling 2019 Fireworks, but Gets the Year Wrong

The spectacular fireworks show on Sydney's harbour that rang in 2019 and dazzled spectators around the world was picture perfect, except for one element -- it got the year wrong.

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Pakistan National Airline Fires Pilots with Fake School Degrees

Pakistan's national flag carrier has fired 50 staffers including three pilots for holding fake high school degrees, an airline official said Monday, in the latest embarrassing mishap to hit the troubled airline.

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UK Spotter Credited with Breaking News of Trump's Iraq Trip

A British aviation enthusiast was credited Friday with breaking the news of U.S. President Donald Trump's secret visit to Iraq over Christmas after snapping photos of his plane over northern England.

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Egypt Jails Woman for 'Sexually Harassing' Monkey

An Egyptian court has sentenced a 25-year-old woman to three years in prison for "sexually harassing" a monkey in the country's north, state daily Al-Ahram reported Friday.

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Legal Marijuana Industry Had Banner Year in 2018

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, while conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana. Canada ushered in broad legalization , and Mexico's Supreme Court set the stage for that country to follow.

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On Christmas Eve, Trump Questions Child about Belief in Santa

Fielding a phone call from a seven-year-old on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump put himself on Santa Claus's naughty list by raising doubts about his existence.

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102-Year-Old Great-Granny Becomes 'Oldest' Skydiver

A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky.

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Egypt Probes Images of Naked Couple Atop Pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images of a naked couple on top of the Great Pyramid that sparked uproar in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

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Supermarket Finds Cocaine in Bananas Shipped to Poland

Grocery clerks in Poland have discovered bricks of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to a local supermarket chain, police said on Monday.

"We've confiscated over 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of what appears to be cocaine that was shipped from Ecuador," officer Dawid Marciniak, a spokesman for Poland's national police headquarters, told AFP.

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