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    Pittsburgh wins the ugliest accent in the US award

    Pittsburgh. Image by Sakeeb Sabakka / CC BY 2.0 Online gossip site, gawker.com, has given Pittsburgh the dubious award of having the ugliest accent in the United States, as...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    ‘Klinghoffer’ opera opens amid protests in New York

    Metropolitan opera House, New York. Image by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner / CC BY-SA 2.0 Opera-goers had to make their way through police barricades and shouting protesters on Monday night...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Copenhagen named world’s greenest city

    Copenhagen, the world’s greenest city. Image by JamesZ_Flickr / CC BY 2.0 The latest edition of the Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) has named Denmark’s capital Copenhagen as the...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Giant robot spider and ‘horse dragon’ battle it out in Beijing

    The Bird’s Nest at Beijing Olympic Park. Image by Ryan Raffa / CC BY-SA 2.0 Two giant robots, one resembling a huge spider and the other a horse with...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    London protests at delayed flight met by armed police

    Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Image by James Cridland / CC BY 2.0 Passengers protesting at a ten-hour delay on their flight from London to New York were surrounded by...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Illegal elephants to be removed from Phuket

    Elephant in Phuket. Image by Tanel Teemusk / CC BY-SA 2.0 Thai officials have said that four elephants are to be transported to Thailand’s Surin province from Phuket after...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Colorado health official calls for edible pot ban

    Cannabis plant. Image by Martijn / CC BY-SA 2.0 A health official in Colorado wants to ban most forms of edible cannabis available in the state’s recreational dispensaries. Coming...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Italian priest drives along motorway in wrong direction

    Italian motorway. Image by Andrew and Annemarie / CC BY-SA 2.0 A 77-year-old Italian priest caused panic on Sunday, after driving at high speed for 15km in the wrong...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Maui surfer punches shark to protect three sons

    Maui surfer, 2007. Image by Courtney Nash / CC BY 2.0 A father surfing with his three sons off the coast of Maui fended off an attacking tiger shark...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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    Indian cities to be renamed

    Palace in Mysore, soon to be Mysuru. Image by Marc Dalmulder / CC BY 2.0 The government of India has announced that 12 Indian cities will be officially renamed...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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