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Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.
A North Caucasus city which decided not to ban Fifty Shades of Grey sees an influx of people to watch it.
Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.
Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.
Several potential candidates for the Turkish parliament wear Ottoman-style outfits in their new campaign posters.
Fishermen on the Italian island of Lampedusa want a state of emergency declared over threats from Islamic State.
Finland's public broadcaster will read the entire Koran in a new series aimed at increasing public understanding.
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