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Chimps not entitled to rights of people: NY court

NEW YORK - Chimpanzees are not entitled to the same rights as people, a New York state appeals court ruled Thursday, thwarting an advocacy group's attempt to get primates freed from captivity.

Vagina kayak artist arrested in Japan

An artist who made a kayak modelled on her own vagina was arrested in Japan on Wednesday, police said, in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship.
 

Not that funny: doctor's bomb joke costs him $90,000

MIAMI - A doctor thought it might be funny to crack a joke about a bomb in his luggage. Instead, he partly forced the evacuation of Miami International airport, and earned an almost $90,000 fine.

A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows Sunday in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

Swiss urged to stop eating cats on Christmas day

Hundreds of thousands of Swiss eat cats and dogs, according to an animal rights group that has demanded the government make it illegal for man to bite dog.
 

Pinay finds pet dog lost during 'Yolanda'

MANILA - A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she told AFP Tuesday.

Wonder why cats rule, dogs drool? Mystery solved

Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.  

Exploding excrement topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

This hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners.

Cops win right to sport mustaches

For 17 years it was a privilege reserved only for high-ranking Colombian police officers.