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Rescuers save seal with fishing line digging into its neck

WT24 Desk  Animal rescuers in South Africa said a seal spotted with a neck wound was found to have a length of fishing wire digging into its skin, UPI reports. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA said Wildlife Inspector Edward Julius and Trainee Field Offer Aldine Soutter responded this week to a report of a juvenile cape fur seal spotted ...

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Modi cleared in Gujarat riots case

Nanavati Commission also gives clean chit to PM Modi WT24 Desk A court in India says investigators have found no evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with a riots case in 2002. The inquiry into a massacre during the riots also found no evidence against the 58 co-accused. Ehsan Jafri, a prominent Muslim politician, was killed along ...

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Kishoreganj murder: HC acquits all 6 accused

WT24 Desk The High Court on Tuesday acquitted all the six people who were convicted by a Kishoreganj court on charge of killing Waze Uddin alias Fatik of Katiadi upazila in Kishoreganj district, Agencies report. Among the six convicts, one was sentenced to death by the lower court. The HC bench of Justice Krishna Debnath and Justice Muhammad Mahbub Ul ...

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Police horse delights shoppers inside PetSmart store

WT24 Desk Police in Louisiana shared video of a police horse going shopping inside a pet supply store, to the delight of staff and customers, UPI reports. The Slidell Police Department said Officer Robert “Mongo” Crowell of the department’s Mounted Division took his horse, Misfit, shopping at the PetSmart store in Slidell. The video shows Crowell leading Misfit around inside the store, ...

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Electric eel lights Tennessee aquarium’s Christmas tree

WT24 Desk A Tennessee aquarium is harnessing the power of an electric eel to illuminate the lights on a Christmas tree placed next to its tank, UPI reports. The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga said a special system was rigged up in the tank housing the eel, named Miguel Mattson, that causes the Christmas tree next to the tank to light up whenever ...

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Banana duct taped to wall sells for $120,000 at Florida gallery

WT24 Desk A piece of art that sold for $120,000 at a Florida gallery this week is drawing attention due to being a banana duct taped to a wall, UPI reports. The Comedian, a piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, sold for $120,000 this week at Miami’s Art Basel, and experts said the one remaining edition of the piece could sell for ...

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City attempting Christmas tree world record in Michigan

WT24 Desk A Michigan city is tallying up decorated conifers in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for largest display of illuminate Christmas trees, UPI reports. The record attempt, masterminded by former Adrian Mayor Jim Berryman, will be official at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when the trees will be illuminated with a ceremony in Comstock Park. Berryman said the town needs to more ...

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British school’s giant marshmallow might be new Guinness record

WT24 Desk A British school said it expects to hear soon whether its attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest marshmallow succeeded, UPI reports. Berkhamsted School said the marshmallow in the shape of cartoon character Pudsey Bear’s head measures more than 3 feet on each side. The marshmallow was the idea of student Joshua Nunn, who pitched the ...

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Firefighters rescue small boy from claw machine in China

WT24 Desk Firefighters in China were called to a shopping mall to rescue a small boy who climbed into a claw machine and became trapped inside, UPI reports. A video recorded at the mall in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, shows firefighters breaking open the lock on the claw machine’s glass door to free the crying child. The boy’s mother called firefighters after ...

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Relic thought to be from Jesus’ manger arrives in Bethlehem

Cheerful crowds greeted the piece of the wooden cradle before it was brought into the church next to the site where tradition says Jesus was born WT24 Desk A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus’ manger arrived Saturday in its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent ...

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