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US: NBC reprimands employee for using picture of bin Laden behind Obama story

NBC News said Tuesday it has reprimanded the employee responsible for mistakenly flashing a picture of Osama bin Laden on MSNBC as Chris Matthews talked about Barack Obama.

"This mistake was inexcusable," MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines said.

It happened during the opening of "Hardball" Monday evening. Matthews was previewing a story on the controversy over Obama's use of another politician's words, and a picture of bin Laden briefly flashed on the screen beside him with the headline "Words About Words."



Greece: Spider In Woman's Ear

A woman went to her doctor complaining of headaches - and was told there was a spider living her ear.

The arachnid had even spun a web in the woman's ear canal during its brief stay.

The 33-year-old, from Athens, felt a sharp pain in her ear while out riding a motorbike.

Video footage of the spider


Paranoid? Don't Worry; It's All Under Control

Have you seen the latest issue of Paranoia magazine?

No? Well, that's not surprising, is it? There's a very good reason why you haven't seen it: They don't want you to see it. They know that Paranoia exposes them and their secret conspiracies to control every aspect of human life.


A motorbike that will beat the traffic

Bikers tired of sharing the highway with inconsiderate motorists could have the ultimate revenge after an ex-stuntman put together a bike that will leave drivers in no doubt who is king of the road.

Ray Baumann spent three years building the 13.6 tonne Monster Motorbike
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Boys and their toys


Briton jailed for urinating on Latvian monument

A British man was sentenced to five days' detention on Tuesday for urinating on one of Latvia's most treasured monuments.

A court official said the Briton, who denied the charges, would serve his detention in a police cell after being found guilty of urinating on the Freedom Monument.


Swiss police say found 2 stolen Zurich artworks

ZURICH - Swiss police have found two of the four oil paintings by 19th Century masters, which were stolen from a Zurich museum earlier this month in one of Europe's biggest art thefts, they said on Tuesday.

The two paintings, by van Gogh and Monet, were found on Monday in a car parked outside a Zurich psychiatric hospital, police said and have an estimated value of 70 million Swiss francs ($64 million).


Poland: Green Light for Boy Racers

Polish boy racers have been given the green light to speed through city streets by the police.


Non-stop job of painting Forth Bridge to end

An end is finally in sight to the famously "never-ending" job of painting the Forth Rail Bridge.

Forth Rail Bridge
The 8,300ft bridge is made of 51,000 tonnes of steelwork and was completed in 1890.


Satire: Alistair Darling sets fire to huge pile of money

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Londoners gathered around the blazing fortune

CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling last night carried out his threat to pile up £100 billion of taxpayers' money and then set fire to it.

Mr Darling has been steadily increasing the mound outside the Treasury since last September, as City analysts debated whether he would torch it or use it to buy Sir Richard Branson a new balloon.


Your Tacos or Your Life!

Fontana, Calif. - A hunger for carnitas nearly led to some carnage after a Fontana man was robbed of a bag of tacos at gunpoint. Police Sergeant Jeff Decker said the 35-year-old victim had just bought about $20 in tacos from a street-corner stand Sunday night and was bicycling home when the suspect confronted him and said "Give me your tacos."