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Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Regional authorities in Russia declared a state of emergency over the weekend after the bears peered into homes and entered buildings.

February 13, 2019

Pungent 'J-Queen' durians sell for US$1,000 in Indonesia

The "J-Queen" durian was selected by a panel of farmers in a region of central Java because it was deemed to have a special taste and texture.

January 31, 2019

Taj Mahal police take aim at marauding monkeys with slingshots

Indian authorities have deployed slingshot-armed police-guards to protect tourists from being attacked by hordes of marauding monkeys at the Taj Mahal.

January 25, 2019

Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds

Month-by-month, they bare it all in photos to raise money and demand resources from the govt for their station in this small city on the outskirts of Paraguay's capital.

January 17, 2019
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