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Update! Cat Stowaway Makes It Home Again

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Seth and Kelly Levy, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. holds their 10 month old cat, Gracie Mae at home in Palm Beach Gardens.

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Some kitty math: How many lives did little tabby Gracie Mae use up when she crawled into her owner's suitcase, went through an airport X-ray machine, got loaded onto a plane, thrown onto a baggage belt and mistakenly picked up by a stranger far from home?

Comment: How did a cat get through an airport x-ray and not be seen???

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Satire: Idiot stockbrokers continue to ruin your life

STOCKBROKERS are preparing for a third day of running around and waving their hands in the air, shouting 'nooooooooooooooooooo!!!'.

Look at this picture of a meadow for a while.

In London, the FTSE 100 ate all its clothes and crashed its Aston Martin into the Bank of England before running around the Monument shouting 'nooooooooooooo!!!'.

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US: Stowaway kitten takes plane ride in a suitcase

A kitten survived a plane trip halfway across the United States after accidentally ending up in a suitcase, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Seth Levy's suitcase, in which 10-month-old tabby Gracie Mae stowed away, was mistakenly picked up by the wrong person after a 2 1/2 hour plane trip from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Dallas-Fort Worth airport in Texas.


Not dead yet, Chilean man wakes up at his own wake

An 81-year old man in the small Chilean village of Angol shocked his grieving relatives by waking up in his coffin at his own wake, local media said on Sunday.

When Feliberto Carrasco's family members discovered his body limp and cold, they were convinced that the octogenarian's hour had come, so they immediately called a funeral home, not a doctor.

Carrasco was dressed in his finest suit for the wake, and his relatives gathered to bid him a final farewell.

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Diamonds? Gold? Old hat! Tractors are the thief's holy grail

Tractors are the latest target in Britain for an international criminal gang making millions from stealing top-of-the-range models which are smuggled abroad.

The thefts are planned and carried out so meticulously that investigators believe they could be dealing with former Irish paramilitaries.

Hundreds of tractors are being stolen in an extraordinary crimewave that is worth £3 million a year and affects most counties in rural Britain. It is being investigated by police forces nationwide, working with the National Plant and Equipment Register in Operation Mermaid.

Stolen tractors, diggers, trailers and quad bikes are being transported openly and shipped overseas as far as Australia. The criminals have even managed on occasions to steal equipment that was seized and held by police.


Russian couple reunited after 60 years apart

When Anna Kozlov caught sight of the elderly man clambering out of a car in her home village of Borovlyanka in Siberia, she stopped dead in her tracks, convinced her eyes were playing tricks.

There, in front of her, was Boris, the man she had fallen in love with and married 60 years earlier. The last time she had seen him was three days after their wedding, when she kissed him goodbye and sent him off to rejoin his Red Army unit.

Anna Kozlov and her husband Boris were reunited after 60 years apart


Chinese police marry in mass wedding ceremony

Some 100 Chinese couples who met while serving as police officers have married in Beijing at a mass wedding, China's Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

The minister of public security, Meng Jianzhu, extended his best wishes to the newly-married at the ceremony.


German teenage hooligan 'exiled' to Siberia

Authorities in the German state of Hesse have sent a local teenager to live in a Siberian village for nine months in an attempt to curb his aggressive behavior, Russia's Izvestia daily said on Friday.

The 16-year-old boy will live in the Sidelnikovo village near Omsk. The partially abandoned village is cut off from the rest of the world and experiences winter temperatures as low as - 40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit). The village has no central heating, water supplies, television, telephone or Internet.

The young boy will have to chop logs to warm up the house. He will also have to walk to a Russian school, about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) away from the village.

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Bin Laden pops in to say 'Boo!'


UK: Panto pirates told to report their plastic swords to the police

If you're in the Cornish village of Carnon Downs and encounter a blood-thristy band of sword-wielding pirates, don't worry. The police know all about them.

For while the pirates are only amateur actors from the local panto, they have been ordered to alert the police that they are using weapons - even though the swords are made of nothing more deadly than plastic.

Not only that, but because of health and safety regulations they have had to promise to keep the pretend cutlasses under lock and key when they are not being used.

Health and safety risk: Drama group member John Barker with one of the prop swords that had to be reported to the police