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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.

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Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle

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Sport 16 Sep 2014

Gun-toting Colorado woman threatens boy over clarinet practise

DENVER - Sheriff's deputies in Colorado arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbour's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, authorities said on Friday.

12 Sep 2014

Coming to a Serie A match near you, film ads on shirts

MILAN - Sampdoria's shirts will be turned into billboards for the latest cinema releases by the club's movie producer president Massimo Ferrero.

12 Sep 2014

Tax-avoiding French minister pleads red-tape 'phobia'

PARIS - A junior French minister forced to quit after it emerged he had not paid income taxes for three years has explained that his omission resulted from a phobia of France's mass of bureaucracy.

10 Sep 2014

New Mexico city plans to auction excavated vintage video games

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. - A city in New Mexico where 1,300 unwanted vintage video games were discovered buried in a landfill has voted to auction off more than half of the cartridges in the run-up to Christmas.

10 Sep 2014