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Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

HOUSTON - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space.

5:12pm BST

German teen floods club toilet in futile hunt for lost mobile phone

BERLIN - A German teen who lost his mobile phone in a pond tried to get it back by draining the water and pumping it into a nearby toilet but caused major damage when the water flooded the tank and sent the waste spewing, a local newspaper reported.

5:07pm BST

Help wanted - Ageing Maine town offers reward for plumber

BOWDOINHAM Maine - When the only plumber in remote Jackman, Maine, retired, leaving the town's 862 people with no alternative nearer than 50 miles (80 km) away, things got desperate enough that the town offered a $2,000 (1,184.33 pounds) scholarship for anyone willing to learn the trade and stay.

5:08pm BST

Wed, Jul 30 2014

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush


SYDNEY - Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away "anything you shouldn't have".

30 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 29 2014

More mysterious craters found in Russia's remote Siberia region

MOSCOW - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.

29 Jul 2014

Thu, Jul 24 2014

Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

ORLANDO Fla. - Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.

24 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 28 2014

U.S. social media asks- Who is that woman in black?

- A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

28 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis


BERLIN - A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes".

22 Jul 2014

Sun, Jul 20 2014

Chicago Cubs sue fake team mascots accused of hustling fans


- The Chicago Cubs are suing two men accused of posing in bear costumes as mascots for the Major League Baseball team and lurking around Wrigley Field, hustling fans for tips and in one case getting into a bar brawl.

20 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Singapore gives 'pro-gay' children's books a reprieve from pulping

SINGAPORE - Singapore has decided not to proceed with the pulping of two children's books judged to be pro-homosexual after a flood of complaints about censorship.

18 Jul 2014

UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.