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Frenchman dies after downing 56 shots

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French police opened an investigation on Wednesday following the death of a man in his 50s after he downed 56 shots during a drinking competition.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Peruvian mayor wins job by coin toss

The tiny Peru town of Paruro chose its new mayor in a strange way — a coin toss — after the two candidates tied at the ballot box earlier this month, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French police nab burglar watching TV, bubbly in hand


A burglar who cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate his caper was surprised by French police while watching television and drinking bubbly in the house he had just robbed.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bear bites boy’s arm off in Chinese zoo


A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage, state media and a doctor said Sunday.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man ‘shot’ by dog in South Cotabato


“If a dog bites a man, that’s nothing; if a man bites a dog, that’s news,” so goes an old newsroom saw.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »