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Town in Thailand lays on a banquet of fruit fit for a monkey
It is a feast fit for a monkey king. On Sunday the central Thai town of Lopburi put on a five-star banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants, sparking a mass simian food fight.
 
Evil begone!
"Gammaduwa shanthikarma" is a ritual done by Sri Lankans to invoke the gods to be safe from sadness and undesirable events of life and to bring peace and prosperity to all humankind and the country, chasing away the evil out of the mind. The ritual is performed only by menfolk from dusk to dawn accompanied by Sri Lankan traditional drums, flamed fire sticks and low-country dancing.
 
Pennsylvania state inmates are no longer being punished with the baked brown slabs known as food loaves.
 
Your dog can remember what you did: study
When it comes to having a short memory and getting easily distracted, dogs often get a bad rap. A study out Wednesday suggests their recall ability may be deeper than previously thought.
 
Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'
Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic driven by heat-packed oceans and northward winds have been reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change, scientists said Thursday.
 
Coral protection
This photo provided by National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) Friday, Nov. 25 shows a red fluorescent protein in hammer corals (Euphyllia ancora). A team of NTOU researchers discovered the protein, which can protect coral eggs, and the research findings have been published in the international journal Scientific Report, the university said.
 
99-year-old woman named  America becomes US citizen
At age 99, a woman named America has become a U.S. citizen.
 
For an Egyptian author, examining torture is her mission
As torture and abuse by police in Egypt becomes more common, one of Basma Abdel-Aziz's worries is that people now see it as normal or as part of the tough hand needed to keep stability.
 
When you've got to go, but you're out there in space, zipped up in a spacesuit, with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around, what do you do?
 
His final turkey pardon
President Barack Obama, with his nephews Aaron Robinson, front, and Austin Robinson, and National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks, pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 23, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. This is the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.
 
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