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    Afghanistan traffic authorities retire licence plates with ‘39’

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul, Afghanistan | Updated at 04:32pm on January 14, 2021

    Afghan traffic authorities are retiring licence plates containing the number "39" because the figure has long been associated with pimping and prostitution...

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    World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:28am on January 14, 2021

    Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting – a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago...

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    US pigeon becomes feathered fugitive after straying 9,000 miles

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 07:37pm on January 14, 2021

    An American pigeon believed to have strayed 9,000 miles, 14,480 kilometres, from home had Australian authorities in a flap Thursday after it turned up in...

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    Mini robot fish swim in schools, just like the real thing

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:23am on January 14, 2021

    Inspired by how schools of fish intuitively synchronise their movements, Harvard scientists have engineered miniature underwater robots capable of forming autonomous swarms. Each robotic fish,...

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    Indian villagers carry corpse to bank to withdraw funeral money

    Agence France-Presse. Patna | Updated at 04:58pm on January 07, 2021

    The corpse of an Indian farm labourer was carried to the bank by his neighbours to demand money for his cremation, police said Thursday. Mahesh...

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    India to hold national 'cow science' exam

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 06:26pm on January 06, 2021

    India will hold a mass nationwide online ‘cow science’ exam next month, in the latest push by the Hindu nationalist government to promote and protect...

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    Naked fugitive found in croc-infested northern Australia waters

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:26am on January 06, 2021

    A naked fugitive hiding out in trees above crocodile-infested waters has been discovered by a pair of fishermen, after spending days surviving on snails in...

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    Rare white tiger born at Nicaragua zoo

    Agence France-Presse . Masaya, Nicaragua | Updated at 10:38am on January 06, 2021

    A rare white tiger, named ‘Nieve’ — snow in Spanish — was born at the Nicaragua zoo, and is being raised by humans after its...