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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's president has sacked his home affairs minister after he turned up to parliament and answered questions while under the influence of alcohol, the presidency said late on Friday.

Texas woman and her Chewbacca mask go viral
Fri, 20 May 2016 17:28:11 -0400
(Reuters) - A Texas woman found fame this week after filming a Facebook Live video of herself in an electronic Chewbacca mask that racked up over 50 million views in less than 24 hours.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is filled with oddities that can surprise even the most die-hard New Yorkers and when Henry the tortoise turned up in a stroller in Central Park this week for his daily outing it turned more than a few heads.

Genes tell how the giraffe got its long neck
Tue, 17 May 2016 11:12:44 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

The man who paints cows
Mon, 16 May 2016 13:21:03 -0400
EAST SUSSEX, UK - British painter John Marshall has spent the last decade restricting himself to just one subject: the humble cow. The paintings are big, around 2 meters and, Marshall claims, each bovine has its unique characteristics. 

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A few hours of freedom ended for two Bengal tigers that escaped from a big cat shelter in the Dutch countryside on Saturday, when police managed to sedate them and get them back in their enclosure.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A woman was fined and ordered to be deported from the United Arab Emirates for breaching her husband's privacy by checking his cell phone to see if he was cheating on her, Gulf News reported on Wednesday.

LISBON (Reuters) - Saddled with back-taxes and other debts, an Italian restaurateur in Portugal left the pizzas aside, took a plastic replica pistol and held up a dozen banks to pay the tax man, court officials and local media said on Wednesday.

(Reuters) - An Oregon appeals court has wiped away a father's criminal conviction for not changing his son's diaper for at least 14 hours, overturning a jury's verdict that the man was guilty of mistreatment.

LONDON (Reuters) - A London temporary worker, sent home for wearing flat shoes, has collected more than 120,000 signatures so far in a petition calling for Britain to make it illegal for a firm to require women to wear high heels at work.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B artist Drake held his spot atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album char...
(Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the California murder case against actor Michael Jace,...
(Reuters) - Madonna paid tribute to Prince, Kesha earned a standing ovation for her stirring renditi...
Raptors hold off Cavs, even East finals at 2-2
Tue, 24 May 2016 01:27:55 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and DeMar DeRozan added 32 as the Toronto Raptors...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday asked a U.S. appeals court...
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy took a long time to decide he would represent Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olymp...
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