Hotelier trapped in Austrian lift for four days

VIENNA (Reuters) - The Swedish manager of an Austrian hotel was trapped in a faulty lift for four days before a bread delivery man heard his cries for help on Friday, police said.<img width='1' height='1' sr...

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World's oldest person celebrates his 116th birthday in Japan

KYOTO (Reuters) - The world's oldest living person, Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday with congratulations from around the world and from Japan's prime minister.<img width='1' ...

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Criminal lawyer courts UK charts in her alter ego as pop star

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian lawyer who for years has traded her staid court robes and wig for fur and lycra to sing pop tunes in her off hours now stands only a step away from every musician's dream - brea...

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Playboy club to miss date with sun-kissed Indian state

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Plans to open India's first Playboy club in coastal Goa state have hit a stumbling block, with local politicians rejecting the idea of "bunnies" on its pristine beaches amid growing pressure ...

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Spas for pigs, dogs with psychics: meet the "Spoiled Rotten Pets"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every dog has its day, and for Afghan pooch Aiden, today is for dancing lessons while cats Lucky and Missy are legally guaranteed their nightly shrimp dinners according to their owner's ...

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China's Internet abuzz about presidential taxi ride that wasn't

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Internet was abuzz on Thursday over a report that President Xi Jinping, who is striving to portray himself as a humble man, had hailed a cab in Beijing last month. The report was lat...

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Price of fame: Performers and sports stars die younger

LONDON (Reuters) - The price of fame can be high with an international study on Thursday finding that people who enjoy successful entertainment or sporting careers tend to die younger.<img width='1' height='...

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Captive particles and Dr. Who show physicists are human too

GENEVA (Reuters) - Physicists are deadly serious people, right? Clad in long white coats, they spend their days smashing particles together in the hunt for exotic creatures like quarks and squarks, leptons and ...

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Mary! Your message in a bottle has arrived...28 years later

ZAGREB (Reuters) - A Canadian man's message in a bottle honoring his promise to write to a woman named Mary has finally washed ashore 28 years later in Croatia.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.u...

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Charging elephant injures two tourists in South Africa park

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Polish and a Chinese tourist visiting South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park were taken to hospital after an elephant charged their car and overturned the vehicle on Monday, par...

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