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50-pound African tortoise found wandering San Antonio park
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50-pound African tortoise found wandering San Antonio park
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Animal control officials in Texas said they do not know how a 50-pound African spurred tortoise came to be wandering alone through a city park.
Beginner's luck earns Maryland 18-year-old a $50,000 lottery prize
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Beginner's luck earns Maryland 18-year-old a $50,000 lottery prize
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Maryland resident scratched off his first-ever lottery ticket and discovered he had won a $50,000 prize.
Three men break world record by visiting all 50 states in 5 days
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Three men break world record by visiting all 50 states in 5 days
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A trio of travelers broke a world record with a whirlwind trip that took them to all 50 states in 5 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes.
Police in Ohio searching for wallaby on the loose
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Police in Ohio searching for wallaby on the loose
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said they are on the hunt for a wallaby spotted wandering loose on multiple occasions in recent days.
Reports: Kamala Harris to attend funeral of Japan's former PM Shinzo Abe
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Reports: Kamala Harris to attend funeral of Japan's former PM Shinzo Abe
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to reports on Monday.
Freya the walrus euthanized to protect crowds in Norway's Oslo Fjord
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Freya the walrus euthanized to protect crowds in Norway's Oslo Fjord
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Norwegian officials euthanized Freya, a 1,500-pound walrus, over concerns the large marine mammal could hurt sightseers who flocked to Oslo Fjord to watch her sunbathe.
Ukraine official: Russia-linked mercenary HQ destroyed in attack
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Ukraine official: Russia-linked mercenary HQ destroyed in attack
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian official reported that the country's forces wiped out a Russia-linked paramilitary group's headquarters in Eastern Ukraine.
Scotland becomes first country to provide free period products
World News // 5 hours ago
Scotland becomes first country to provide free period products
On Monday Scotland became the world's first country to help its residents with what activists supporting the move call "period poverty."
S.C. man attempting to break his own golf cart speed record
Odd News // 6 hours ago
S.C. man attempting to break his own golf cart speed record
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man is aiming to break his own Guinness World Record by taking his custom-built golf cart to speeds exceeding 150 mph.
China starts military exercises amid second Taiwan visit from U.S. lawmakers
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China starts military exercises amid second Taiwan visit from U.S. lawmakers
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- China began more military exercises Monday around Taiwan as a second U.S. delegation led by Sen. Ed Markey visits the island.
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