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Crank callers invite Sarkozy to 'dinner of fools'

Two Canadian comedians have fooled France's president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy with a crank phone call.

The 'Masked Defenders' - Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel - called Mr Sarkozy pretending to be Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The caller apologised for his poor French skills and invited Mr Sarkozy to visit Canada to eat a popular Quebec dish of fries, cheese curds and gravy.

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Man takes driving test drunk, fails

A German man failed his driving test after attempting the examination while three times over the legal alcohol limit, police said Tuesday.

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'Cocaine' in a can pulled from shelves nationwide

A Las Vegas company has agreed to pull the energy drink Cocaine from stores nationwide amid concerns about the product's name, a partner in the company said Monday.

Comment: When a company marketing a product names the product after a drug that destroys many peoples lives just so they can turn a profit, you know we live in truly bizarro and psychopathic world.


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Don't do it Malaysia, Don't do it!

Malaysian customs officials plan to send more than 196,000 cans of smuggled beer gurgling down the drain after confiscating them from a gang that specialised in reselling duty-free drinks to pubs and grocers.

Coffee

Spiders in my ear

A 9-year-old boy who complained of an earache was a little surprised when the doctor told him that a pair of spiders had tried to make a home out of him.

Coffee

Canadian poppy quarter triggered U.S. spy alert



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Canada's harmless poppy quarter has given some suspicious U.S. army contractors red faces after it was revealed they filed espionage accounts on the world's first coloured coin.

Snowman

Beijing's pandas work overtime for holiday crowds

BEIJING - The pandas in Beijing's zoo have been working overtime to allow a flood of holiday visitors a glimpse of the country's favourite animal, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

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Jail term cut for "neighbor from hell" granny

LONDON - An 81-year-old British grandmother branded by a judge as "the original neighbor from hell" had her jail term cut Wednesday but lost a bid for freedom because she wouldn't apologize for her actions.

Dorothy Evans, a widow from Wales, was jailed two weeks ago for harassment and breaching an Anti-Social Behavior Order after repeatedly shouting at her neighbors and hitting them with her walking stick.

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Record bid for Dukes of Hazzard car

A version of the General Lee - a 1969 Dodge Charger made famous in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard - fetched a winning bid of nearly 10 million dollars (GBP 5 million) in an online auction.

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Mom's 2007 salary: $138K

The work of a stay-at-home mother has an annual monetary value of $138,095, up 3 percent from last year, according to a survey out today.

Those are some findings from the seventh annual Mom Salary Survey issued by Salary.com, a Waltham compensation software and consulting firm.

If paid the salary of the equivalent work that a stay-at-home mother performs, a woman would earn $138,095, the company said.

And if a working mother regarded parenting as a second job, that second job would command an annual salary of $85,939; that's on top of the money she earns in the work place, Salary.com said.