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Two-headed deer caught in Teifi Valley, Wales

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The positioning of the two deer made it look at first as though they were the same animal
A photographer has captured on camera a creature similar to the "pushmi-pullyu" from Doctor Dolittle at a Teifi Valley nature reserve.

Gary Reynolds photographed the beautiful two-headed deer grazing at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran on November 20. The image was remarkably similar to the two-headed gazelle-unicorn cross from Doctor Dolittle.

Mr Reynolds captured the brilliantly timed photo on a visit to the popular nature reserve. The positioning of the two deer made it look at first as though they were the same animal.

The centre is no stranger to exotic and unexpected creatures - it is even home to a herd of water buffalo. The Wildlife Trust in Wales-run centre has also been home to a giant willow badger.

Arrow Down

Trump supporters disappointed he only wants to ban one religion

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New York — The billionaire Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States has sparked deep disappointment among his supporters, many of whom had hoped he was planning to ban a sizable number of other religions.

In conversations with likely Trump voters across the country, reactions ranged from disenchantment to a sharp sense of betrayal as supporters tried to make sense of his decision to ban members of only one faith.

"I heard him on TV talking about banning Muslims and I was kind of like, 'Is that it?' " said Carol Foyler, a Trump supporter from South Florida. "I mean, banning Muslims is a good start, but I thought a smart businessman like him would be a lot more thorough."

Harland Dorrinson, a Trump supporter from San Antonio, Texas, agreed. "Saying you're only going to ban Muslims when there are so many other religious groups to ban just feels like politics as usual," he said. "I'll give him a chance to explain himself on this one, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel burned."

But Tracy Klugian, a Trump supporter from Bismarck, North Dakota, said that voters who were upset with the billionaire for banning members of only one religion were "freaking out over nothing."

"People need to understand that he's banning Muslims first because they're the most obvious religious group you'd want to ban," she said. "I'm sure once he's President he'll get to all the other ones."


Boy Finds €100,000 Floating In River Danube

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Criminal activity has been ruled out.
Austrian police are trying to work out how the Danube river was turned from blue to red and green by tens of thousands of scattered euros.

More than €100,000 (£71,755) in €500 and €100 notes were spotted floating down a section of the river in Vienna at the weekend.

They were discovered by a boy who jumped in the river to retrieve the cash, according to Oesterreich newspaper.

Ice Cube

What's cooler than an ice bucket challenge? How about an ice chess challenge?

Ice swimmers decided to switch up their hobby by adding chess to the routine.

They are preparing for an "ice chess" tournament to be held in February 2016, and have invited sportsmen from the US, Germany, Turkey and other countries to participate.


The Bill of Wrongs

This was posted in the comments section by user Oquities in the article Operation Gladio Reborn: The Paris Attacks Have Unleashed A New Wave Of Emergency Laws.
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Amendment I

Congress shall make laws respecting an establishment of religion, and may constrain the free exercise thereof; and limiting free speech and the press; and suppressing the right of the people to assemble, and to discourage the people from petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well armed Constabulary, being necessary to the subjugation of a spirit of freedom, the privilege of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall be infringed and modified.

Amendment III

The people shall be required to compensate the Government for the cost of goods and services provided to non-citizens, and the Government may extract and disburse such in a manner to be prescribed politically.

Amendment IV

The right of the Government to inspect the people in their persons, houses, and effects, and if necessary without their knowledge, shall not be violated, and Warrants shall issue in secret courts without due process or support by Oath or affirmation, execution of which shall be broad and at the discretion of authorities.

Amendment V

Any person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, without due process of law; and any person shall be subject to prosecution by any level of Government, simultaneously or consecutively, to be put in jeopardy of life or limb for the same offense more than once if necessary; and be compelled to submit biological samples for any criminal case in order to be a witness against himself, and may be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; and private property shall be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Star of David

Israel just gonna sit back and watch everyone else do their dirty work

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has today thanked Western allies for eventually coming around to the idea of bombing Syria, admitting he was getting a bit worried about the whole thing escalating into Jewish territory.

Mr. Netanyahu made the comments while floating in the Dead Sea's salty water whilst reading the newspaper.

"Great to see the UK involved," he said, pointing out the news article to a friend. "I like this Cameron fella, we should get him round for tea and some buns, watch some bombings on Sky News in HD, laugh at the aftermath before deciding on the best building contractors to go with.

"Remind me to send some architects to Damascus next week, might as well get some measurements before the Yanks start planning," he added. "Nice of them to pave the way for us, though."

Earlier today, the Israeli PM ordered an airstrike in northeast Damascus, striking a group of ballistic missile trucks on their way to the Syrian Army's 155th brigade. This was in retaliation over stray rockets landing in the 70 percent of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel.

"Sometimes you've just got to flex some muscle, even if we're meant to be on the same team," he concluded. "The poor Russians won't know who to bomb in another few months. It's all going wonderfully".

Cupcake Choco

Life-sized sculpture of Vladimir Putin made from chocolate

Organizers of Russia's Festival of Chocolate said this year's event will feature life-sized chocolate sculptures of Vladimir Putin and his dog.

The festival, scheduled to begin Dec. 5 in St. Petersburg, will feature a 170-pound sculpture of the Russian president as well as a chocolate sculpture of his dog, Connie.

Organizers said the sculpture is not meant to make any political statements and was inspired by a life-sized sculpture of Pope Francis created from chocolate last year.

The sculptors said they plan to submit the Putin sculpture to Guinness World Records as the largest chocolate sculpture of a secular leader.


If half of British people are 'terrorist sympathisers' for opposing air strikes, then Isis will win the next election

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'Stop the War' supporters protest against plans to extend British air strikes against Isis from Iraq into Syria, in Parliament Square, London
David Cameron called on all his command of history, Etonian diplomacy and wit to call his opponents "terrorist sympathisers"

Everyone agrees the debate on whether to bomb showed our democracy at its finest. To start with, David Cameron called on all his command of history, Etonian diplomacy and wit to call his opponents "terrorist sympathisers". Then, if anyone objected, he replied: "Look, we must move on." This is debating at the highest level, and it would be marvellous to see Cameron try this method in pubs on the council estates of Peckham.

Opinion polls suggest that half of the population opposes the bombing, so the situation is worse than we thought, with around 30 million terrorist sympathisers - which is quite a worry as it means that Isis could win a general election, as long as its leader didn't spoil his chances by saying something daft in the TV debates.

Then there were the Labour MPs supporting the bombing, who all assured us: "I have given this matter a great deal of thought and not taken this decision lightly." This was highly considerate of them. Not one of them said: "I've given this no thought as I couldn't give a monkey's wank. So I made my decision by putting two slugs on a beermat and the one on the left reached the end first, so I'm with Corbyn."


Obese US presidential non-candidate claims he could beat Putin in boxing match

Um, Chris, are you sure? We have a feeling this won't end well for you. A bad junk-food addiction and sucking up to neocons is not exactly a winning strategy.

He does this every day before breakfast
Meet Chris Christie, a politician polling so poorly he is hardly worth mentioning.

Nevertheless, we can count on Fox to deliver his cutting edge foreign policy.

Listen to him beat his chest as he attacks a decadent administration and promises to show Putin that he means business.


Yoga class at Novoslobodskaya metro station

People enjoy a yoga class at Novoslobodskaya metro station in Moscow.