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    Football Homeless World Cup blows whistle on social exclusion

    Reuters. Cardiff, United Kingdom | Updated at 01:59pm on July 28, 2019

    From street vendors to asylum seekers, nearly 500 men and women gathered in Cardiff on Saturday to kick off the 17th Football Homeless World Cup, in a bid to tackle social exclusion and offer a respite from rough sleeping.

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    Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses, missing teen

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 05:53pm on July 20, 2019

    The Vatican on Saturday opened two burial chambers discovered under a trapdoor as it attempts to get to the bottom of a riddle involving two...

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    Aussie boy found message in a bottle 50 years on

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 12:40pm on July 19, 2019

    An Australian boy who discovered a message in a bottle on a remote beach may have a new penpal after the Englishman who dropped it from an Australia-bound ship 50 years ago was tracked down...

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    Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi | Updated at 07:01pm on April 18, 2019

    Police in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched...

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    India's Kerala to give workers a siesta to help beat the heat

    Thomson Reuters Foundation. Mumbai | Updated at 09:17pm on March 06, 2019

    Workers in India's Kerala state are now getting a three-hour afternoon siesta as part of a series of benefits aimed at combating soaring temperatures and improving labour conditions, government officials said on Wednesday...

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    Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:46pm on September 25, 2018

    Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had...

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    Trump ‘live figure’ thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds

    Reuters. Berlin | Updated at 05:39pm on August 15, 2018

    Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punch ball.

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    Hands and feet tied, body in sack, Bulgarian reclaims swimming record

    Reuters. Macedonia | Updated at 07:27pm on July 25, 2018

    Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack..