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Seven-way split stymies Czech election

Billionaires, Communists, corruption: Seven-way split stymies Czech election (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) Czech billionaire and leader of the ANO political movement Andrej Babis (l.) is congratulated on the election result by circus owner Jaromir Joo (c.) and his baby tiger named Fred, after most of the votes were…

‘Siberian Mowgli’ returns to civilization after 12 years in wilderness

A young man who spent the past 12 years in the Siberian wilderness has appeared before the Russian public – and then disappeared – alarming local officials and gaining media attention as the “Siberian Mowgli.” Agence France-Presse reports that locals near the resort area of Belokurikha found the man, whose…

Serbia hosts world testicle cooking championship

Serbia is currently hosting its annual worldwide testicle cooking contest in the remote mountain village of Gornji Milanovac. According to the International Business Times, competitors come from all over the world to compete with each other to see who can make the most delicious use of goat, lamb, bull, camel,…

‘A time bomb in my body’: Gel used for buttocks enhancements blamed for 15 deaths in Venezuela

A gel used in a popular form of plastic surgery in Venezuela has been blamed for at least 15 deaths in the past two years, Agence France-Presse reported on Monday. “I wanted to be more beautiful. You could say the devil tempted me,” one patient, Oliana Rossi, told Agence France-Presse.…

WATCH LIVE: Margaret Thatcher’s funeral

Watch a livestream of Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher’s funeral just below, via ABC News, beginning at 5 a.m ET. Or re-load this page for ongoing updates from Agence France-Presse further below. p class=”rpuSnip”> Follow AFP’s Live Report on British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral here from 0800 GMT. Queen…

Raw Video: Occupy protesters begin march to DC

“This is what America looks like!” says a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters in this AP video as they set out to march from New York City to Washington, DC. According to Agence France Presse, the marchers’ every move was monitored by a heavy police presence as they left…

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Literature Prize

Peruvian-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. The 74-year-old author, a one-time presidential candidate, is best known for works such as “Conversation in the Cathedral” and “The Feast of the Goat” but is also a prolific journalist. Announcing the award,…

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