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Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals

MADRID (Reuters) - Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets. Learn More

 

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Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada's Trudeau

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show. More »

 

All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room'

BEIJING (Reuters) - It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin. More »

 

College fanatics living it up on San Jose billboard

(Reuters) - Diehard sports fans often go to great lengths to show their allegiance but some college football supporters took their loyalty to new heights when they agreed to live on a San Jose billboard ahead of Monday's national championship game. More »

 

'Why don't you die?': Australian's fight with a spider sparks police call

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man triggered an emergency police response after a noisy exchange with a spider startled a passerby into reporting what sounded like a violent disturbance to the authorities, media reported. More »

 

Thieves use mechanical diggers to tear open Italian security van

ROME (Reuters) - Thieves used mechanical diggers on Wednesday to prise open an armored van on a highway in southern Italy and made off with more than 2 million euros ($2.3 million) in cash, police said. More »

 

Korean Air to raise refund fees after K-pop fans get the picture, get off

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and got refunds on their tickets. More »

 

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