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‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ sold for world record €1.25m

Racing pigeon Armando goes for huge sum after bidding war between Chinese enthusiasts WT24 Desk A racing pigeon has been sold for a world record €1.25m (£1.1m) as a result of prices being driven sky-high by a craze for bird racing among an elite group of Chinese enthusiasts, The Guardian reports. Joël Verschoot, 63, from Ingelmunster in west Flanders, said ...

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Mid-air collision between international flights averted over Mumbai

An official from the Airport Authority of India said the incident was a result of the closure of Pakistan’s airspace from February 27. WT24 Desk A mid-air collision between two international flights was averted at Mumbai air space following the activation of traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS), ANI reports. An official from the Airport Authority of India said the incident ...

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Library book returned 42 years late

WT24 Desk A British Columbia library said there was something unusual about a recently returned book — it was 42 years overdue, UPI reports. Vancouver Island Regional Libraries said a copy of Wilderness Living by Bernt Berglund was put into the drop box Monday at the Courtenay Library and the pink stamp card inside the cover shows it was last checked out from ...

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Trespassing fox henpecked to death on a French farm

The last time a fox visited one of the school’s chicken coops, more than a year ago, it turned out much worse for the hens. But this time, the chickens turned the tables on the fox. WT24 Desk Chickens in a poultry farm in northeast France are suspected of killing a fox who tried to sneak into their coop, AFP ...

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More than 2,000 link arms, drink wine for Guinness record

WT24 Desk More than 2,000 people linked arms in a chain to set a Guinness World Record for cross-cupped wine drinking in China, UPI reports. The attempt Sunday in Haidong, Qinghai Province, saw 2,020 people link arms and take a drink of wine in the cross-cupped style while dressed in traditional garb and forming the traditional sunflower shape of the Tu ethnic ...

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Vermont town elects goat mayor

WT24 Desk A Vermont town is hailing the election of its unusual new mayor: A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln. Town Manager Joe Gunther said he decided to hold an election for an animal mayor of Fair Haven, which does not have a human mayor, as a means of raising money to replace a school playground. Residents were given the ...

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Japanese woman, 116, named world’s oldest living person

Kane Tanaka, born in 1903, recognised by Guinness World Records WT24 Desk A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello has been named the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records, AP reports. Kane Tanaka was recognised in a ceremony on Saturday at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in Japan’s south-west. Tanaka was ...

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Moose caught on camera on carport roof

WT24 Desk A British Columbia woman captured video of an apparently confused moose perched on the roof of her apartment complex carport, UPI reports. The Prince George woman said her husband heard strange noises coming from above while he was parking his car, and he looked above the carport to discover the moose perched on the roof. The couple captured cellphone video of the ...

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