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Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph
SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road
HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.

Russia cries foul over Nigerian fans' World Cup chicken requests
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nigerian fans cheering on their national team in Saturday's World Cup match against Croatia will be missing an important item in their supporter's toolkit: chickens.

Russia's psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? The cat's out of the bag: it's Russia.

Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper
(Reuters) - A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Belgian zoo welcomes baby giraffe Twiga
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Minutes after plunging two meters (6.5 ft) to the ground as his mother gave birth, baby giraffe Twiga was frolicking round his pen as the newest arrival at Belgium's Planckendael Zoo.

Astronauts give pope personalized space suit, add white cape
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Astronauts from the International Space Station gave Pope Francis his own blue jump suit on Friday but to distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves they added a white cape.

Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for $19 million
PARIS (Reuters) - An 18th century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at auction in Paris on Tuesday.

Penka the Bulgarian cow escapes death sentence after international outcry
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria agreed on Monday to spare the life of Penka the cow after plans to kill her for crossing European Union borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry.

 

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