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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.

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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

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

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

French chefs seek to put banned songbird back on menu

PARIS - Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads.

16 Sep 2014