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Teenage jam thief jailed in Russia

A Russian teenager convicted of stealing 11 jars of jam from a neighbor has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, local prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old from the Republic of Bashkiria, in the southwest Urals, smashed a lock to gain entry to the neighbor's store room stealing six jars of raspberry and five pots of currant jam.

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Hasta la vista, baby! Ohio museum returns Schwarzenegger's tank

A military museum that for the past eight years has displayed a tank driven by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was a member of the Austrian army has returned the vehicle to the California governor at his request.

"I'm not upset a bit," Warren Motts, founder and director of Motts Military Museum, said Tuesday. "I'm pleased we had the opportunity to have it and let people see it. It was neat to have a Hollywood connection."

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'Dead' man comes alive!

KOT AHMED KHAN(Gurdaspur): Call it a miracle or diagnostic error on the part of the attending doctor, a 70-year-old man, who on Sunday was declared dead, came alive on Monday while his body was being taken home for cremation.

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Woman tries to escape custody through ceiling

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A woman who tried to escape from the police station in Peterborough, Ont., through the ceiling was thwarted by a falling tile.

Police say the woman was in an interview room last Thursday to be questioned about the theft of an Internet router and laptop computer.

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German cleans up glacier graffiti

A German tourist caught spraying graffiti on the rocks and ice face of New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier was forced to clean up his handiwork, local media reported Tuesday.

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Serbia: Teen's shocking experience

A teenage boy in Serbia survived an electric shock of 25,000 volts when he climbed on top of a train to get his football back.

Doctors said it was a "miracle" Damir Minarivic, 14, was still alive after he was blasted by the high voltage charge.

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Pet mouse grounds plane

A pet mouse grounded a plane in China after it escaped from a passenger's pocket.

The mouse was taken on board by a female passenger, Liu Yulian, who hid it in her coat pocket and smuggled it past airport security.

"I went to sleep, and after I woke up, I found the mouse had gone missing. So I contacted the crew to see if they could help," says Liu.

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German police dogs to wear shoes

Police dogs in the western city of Duesseldorf will no longer get their feet dirty when on patrol - the entire dog unit will soon be equipped with blue plastic fiber shoes, a police spokesman said Monday.

"All 20 of our police dogs - German and Belgian shepherds - are currently being trained to walk in these shoes," Andre Hartwich said. "I'm not sure they like it, but they'll have to get used to it."

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Turkmen president sacks staff after insect's walk-on part in TV news bulletin

For the viewers of Turkmenistan's popular nightly news programme, Vatan, it was another routine bulletin. But as the newsreader began the 9pm broadcast, viewers across the central Asian country spotted something unusual crawling across the studio table: a large brown cockroach.

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Chicken Run: Live hen found on lorry engine after 100 mile trip

A lorry driver was an accomplice to a real-life Chicken Run after making a 100-mile trip with a live HEN under his bonnet.

The trucker only heard it clucking when he arrived at an Asda depot near Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

It had been sitting on his engine since he left Staffordshire.