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Reuters - Oddly Enough: Shock-seekers snap up new Aussie art dare.

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LATEST NEWS Shock-seekers snap up new Aussie art dare SYDNEY (Reuters) - Smelling excrement may not be everyone's idea of fun, but for those who like to push the boundaries, Australia's most controversial new museum may be just what they are looking for. | Full Article Man bitten by rattlesnake at Washington state Walmart 15 MAY 2012 02:54 BST SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - When Mica Craig reached down to brush what he thought was a stick off some mulch in the garden section of a Washington state Walmart, it turned around and sank its fangs into his hand. | Full Article Topless Ukraine activist grabs Euro soccer cup 13 MAY 2012 16:24 BST KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian women's rights activist stripped to the waist and seized the Euro-2012 soccer trophy while it was on public display in Kiev on Saturday in a protest against the forthcoming month-long championship. | Full Article BoE jacks up short-term CPI outlook, growth wea

Reuters - Oddly Enough: It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

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LATEST NEWS It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. | Full Article Sainsbury profit climbs in tough UK market 09 MAY 2012 11:30 BST LONDON (Reuters) - J Sainsbury , Britain's No.3 grocer, posted annual profit towards the top end of expectations as it lured cash-strapped shoppers to its cheaper own-brand ranges and tapped into growth areas like convenience stores and internet shopping. | Full Article London finance firms seen cutting 25,000 jobs in 2012 09 MAY 2012 10:49 BST LONDON (Reuters) - Jobs in London's finance sector will slump to their lowest level for 16 years as the euro zone crisis is predicted to cause over 25,000 layoffs in 2012. | Full Article GSK to go hostile with $2.6 billion Hum

Reuters UK | Oddly Enough: It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

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LATEST NEWS It's a gas: dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. | Full Article HSBC profit up on strong investment bank, cost cuts 08 MAY 2012 10:13 BST LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC , Europe's biggest bank, beat expectations with an underlying profit of almost $7 billion (4 billion pounds) in the first quarter thanks to a strong rebound in investment banking income and a fall in U.S. bad debts. | Full Article Aviva CEO quits as investor revolts gather pace 08 MAY 2012 11:28 BST LONDON (Reuters) - Aviva's Chief Executive Andrew Moss became the first casualty of a mounting appetite among investors to challenge executive pay, stepping down from his role after the insurer's remuneration plans were voted down by shareho

Reuters - Oddly Enough: Investors fret after Greek, French elections

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LATEST NEWS Investors fret after Greek, French elections LONDON (Reuters) - Greek and French election results rattled investors on Monday by undermining confidence in the region's plans to cut spending and tackle its debt crisis, sending the euro to a three-month low. | Full Article Buffett plays down health concern, mulled megadeal 06 MAY 2012 00:06 BST OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Warren Buffett tried to allay fears of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders about the company's future after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and revealed that he recently tried to make one of the biggest acquisitions of his storied career. | Full Article UK sticks with depositor preference in bank reform 07 MAY 2012 04:05 BST LONDON (Reuters) - The government will publish detailed proposals on reform of its banking sector next month, the Treasury said, and will press ahead with plans to ensure that savers get their money back ahead of other in

Reuters - Oddly Enough: One in seven thinks end of world is coming - poll

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LATEST NEWS One in seven thinks end of world is coming - poll NEW YORK (Reuters) - - Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll. | Full Article Snake blamed for Oklahoma City power outage 04 MAY 2012 01:23 BST OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A snake that crawled into an electrical substation on Thursday knocked out power to nearly 14,000 homes on the northwest side of Oklahoma's state capital, utility officials said. | Full Article Man who dressed as dead mother guilty of fraud 04 MAY 2012 00:01 BST NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who impersonated his dead mother as part of a real estate scam - using lipstick, manicured nails and even an oxygen tank at a meeting - was convicted of fraud on Thursday and faces up to 83 years in prison, prosecutors said. | Full Article Thieves stealing manhole c

Reuters - Oddly Enough: One in seven thinks end of world is coming - poll

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LATEST NEWS One in seven thinks end of world is coming - poll NEW YORK (Reuters) - - Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll. | Full Article Pig poo power the answer to China's porky poser? 02 MAY 2012 06:30 BST SYDNEY (Reuters) - Seven hundred million pigs produce a lot of poo. | Full Article Australia billionaire to launch "unsinkable" Titanic 30 APR 2012 18:54 BST CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian billionaire announced plans on Monday to build an "unsinkable" version of the Titanic, 100 years after the original sank after hitting an iceberg. | Full Article Berlin yodel school revamping alpine sound of music 30 APR 2012 18:57 BST BERLIN (Reuters) - The distinctive warble of yodelling strikes a dissonant note in the middle of a gritty Berlin district th

Reuters - Oddly enough: FTSE lower on final session of April

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LATEST NEWS Getting married in South Korea? Bring a lot of cash! SEOUL (Reuters) - The Beatles may have sung "all you need is love," but in South Korea a couple wanting to get married also needs cash, a lot of it - nearly $200,000 (122,925 pounds), or more than four times the average annual income. | Full Article Report of Mexican woman expecting nine babies a hoax 28 APR 2012 01:05 BST MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Reports that a woman in northern Mexico is pregnant with nine babies are a hoax, health authorities said on Friday. | Full Article Man jailed for smuggling iguana meat into United States 27 APR 2012 23:04 BST (Reuters) - A Las Vegas man who tried to sneak 115 oven-ready iguanas into the United States from Mexico has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally importing the reptiles, authorities said on Thursday. | Full Article Australia's NAB to restructure UK banks, H1 cash profit up 30 APR 2012 07