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    Australian stinging trees contain scorpion-like venom: scientists

    Agence France-Presse. Brisbane | Updated at 05:40pm on September 17, 2020

    Australia is notorious for its venomous spiders, snakes and sea creatures, but researchers have now identified ‘scorpion-like’ toxins secreted by a tree that can cause...

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    Dutch sex toy firm banned as football shirt sponsor

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 05:10pm on September 17, 2020

    The Dutch football federation has blocked FC Emmen from having a sex toy company as a shirt sponsor, leaving the top-tier side ‘amazed and upset’....

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    Iraqis dig up COVID-19 dead to rebury in family graves

    Agence France-Presse .Najaf, Iraq | Updated at 10:22am on September 13, 2020

    Mohammad al-Bahadli dug into Iraq’s hot desert sand with bare hands to reach his father’s corpse. ‘Now he can finally be with our people, our...

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    Poop wine, scorpion vodka shelved in Swedish alcohol exhibition

    Agence France-Presse.Malmö | Updated at 07:35pm on September 12, 2020

    Poop wine and scorpion vodka are just some of the stars of a new exhibit on revolting alcohol at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo...

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    Woman jailed over amputating hand for insurance money

    Agence France-Presse . Ljubljana | Updated at 04:07pm on September 12, 2020

    A Slovenian court has sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison after finding her guilty of cutting off her hand to claim insurance....

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    Facebook blocks bed-ridden man’s end-of-life broadcasts

    United News of Bangladesh / Associated Press . Le Pecq, France | Updated at 12:11pm on September 06, 2020

    Facebook on Saturday blocked live broadcasts from a chronically ill bed-ridden man who appealed to French president Emmanuel Macron for a medically-assisted death and who wanted to show what he expects will be a painful end to his life after he announced that he was stopping all food and drink...

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    Israelis rejoice in weed from heaven

    Agence France-Presse . Tel Aviv | Updated at 06:42pm on September 05, 2020

    Cannabis rained from on high in Israel’s liberal hub of Tel Aviv this week as legalisation campaigners used a drone to airdrop bags of the...

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    Frenchman to livestream death in right-to-die case

    Agence France-Presse . Dijon | Updated at 03:56pm on September 04, 2020

    A Frenchman who is suffering from an incurable condition said Friday he plans to livestream his death on social media as he refuses to take...

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    China university tells women to avoid ‘revealing’ clothes

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:03am on September 03, 2020

    A Chinese university’s guidelines warning women students not to wear ‘revealing’ clothes on campus ‘to prevent arousing temptation’ have whipped up online fury in the...

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    India’s top court fines rights lawyer token one rupee

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:24pm on August 31, 2020

    India’s top court imposed a symbolic one rupee fine, one US cent, Monday on a celebrated public service lawyer for contempt in a case that...