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Belgian PM shrugs off fries-and-mayo attack

BRUSSELS - Anti-austerity protesters got close enough to Belgium's prime minister on Monday to splatter him with a helping of the national dish - fries and mayo.

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The greenest goodbye - Seattle group wants to compost the dead

SEATTLE - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust - and corpses to crops?

15 Dec 2014

SantaCon merrymakers hit midtown Manhattan for annual pub crawl

NEW YORK - Waves of revellers dressed in Santa Claus outfits invaded Midtown Manhattan on Saturday as part of New York's version of SantaCon, a massive pub crawl that organizers scaled back this year in part to prevent conflicts with a nearby protest march.

14 Dec 2014

Mississippi pastor trots out horse in wedding dress to protest gay marriage

- A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage.

13 Dec 2014

China bans national anthem at weddings and funerals

BEIJING - China's national anthem can no longer be performed at weddings, funerals, balls or other non-political functions and should only be performed at certain dignified events, state media said on Friday.

13 Dec 2014

No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble.

13 Dec 2014