Officials blush on mafia security snafu (Reuters) - Reuters - Colombian authorities were left red-faced on Friday trying to explain why they picked up the wrong prisoner in a high-security transfer of a top druglord to a ship at sea in an attempt to better protect him.

And it seemed like such a good idea.. (Reuters) - Reuters - An Albanian fishmonger set fire to his van in a burst of anger after the national soccer team lost to the visiting Dutch side, and firefighters failed to extinguish the blaze because someone had stolen their water.

Sick man fined for going to work (Reuters) - Reuters - A sick Canadian bakery worker has been fined C$1,000 ($970) for ignoring an order to stay at home until he recovered from symptoms of salmonella poisoning, medical officials said on Thursday.

Bullfighter wiped out by mosquito (Reuters) - Reuters - If the bulls don't get you, a mosquito might, as Spanish bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares has discovered to his cost.

Cat in tree rescued with hose blast (AP) - AP - A fearful feline that was stuck in a tree for a week, clinging to branches several stories high, was finally blasted to safety with a high-pressure fire hose.

Chair-throwing coach named "super teacher" (Reuters) - Reuters - A Japanese teacher who threw a chair athis students was named "super teacher" by the local board ofeducation despite having been reprimanded several times forusing corporal punishment, a news agency said on Saturday.

Cities cracking down on saggy pants (AP) - AP - It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.

Stinky? It's not his sweat, it's your nose (Reuters) - Reuters - When it comes to a man's body odour,the fragrance -- or stench -- is in the nose of the beholder,according to U.S. researchers who suggest a single gene maydetermine how people perceive body odour.

College student leader charged with DUI (AP) - AP - Bloomsburg University's student government president was charged with drunken driving just weeks after saying the media has unfairly portrayed students as irresponsible.

Burglar says TV taught him his craft (AP) - AP - A man who says he learned how to rob homes by watching a TV show was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a string of burglaries in central Kentucky.


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