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Thai PM Prayuth says 'no harm' listening to fortune-tellers

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BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha admitted on Tuesday he had sought advice from fortune-tellers following media speculation over his spiritual beliefs.

10:32am BST

Sat, Sep 20 2014

Man who ate napkins to conceal insider trading pleads guilty

- A Brooklyn, New York mortgage broker, who would scribble secret stock tips on napkins and pass them to an accomplice in Grand Central station before eating them, pleaded guilty to insider trading on Friday, federal prosecutors said.

20 Sep 2014

California lawyer faces discipline for phony celebrity photo-ops

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles attorney may have her law license suspended after a state bar investigation found that she had superimposed images of herself into numerous celebrity photographs posted on her website's "publicity" page.

20 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 19 2014

India TV anchor's number is up after naming China's Xi 'Eleven'

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NEW DELHI - An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday, .

19 Sep 2014

Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards

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BOSTON - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.

19 Sep 2014

Thu, Sep 18 2014

Player leaps into a hole as goal celebration goes wrong

RIO DE JANEIRO - Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu's goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.

18 Sep 2014

Iran 'Happy' singers get suspended jail, lashes - website

DUBAI - Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video singing along to the American pop song "Happy" were given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison for obscene behaviour, a news website on Thursday quoted their lawyer as saying.

18 Sep 2014

San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

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SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online, but said they were rebuffed.

18 Sep 2014

Tue, Sep 16 2014

Factory gives fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

MOSCOW - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.

16 Sep 2014

Protesters throw Ukrainian lawmaker in trash

KIEV - Dozens of angry protesters near the Ukrainian parliament seized a prominent opposition deputy on Tuesday and dumped him in a trash container, accusing him of failing to back laws to end the turbulence in the country.

16 Sep 2014