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Weird around the world

Puppies should be loved, not thrown at motorcycle gangs.

Germany’s football team looks strong heading into the final four at the FIFA World Cup. Are they a sure choice to make it into the finals? Their coach picks...

Half cat – Half machine. Well almost. A cat gets a new lease on life after an accident severed its back feet.

How ugly is your dog? World’s Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California awards a new winner, but with plenty of competition from a one-eyed pug, teeth-baring boxer and other beauties.

A real-life Hannibal Lecter in France recounts his feast that cost the life of his fellow inmate. Caution: graphic and disgusting details.

A strange one from our neck of the woods. Sisters from Kitimat are both in hospital after hitting a pair of moose on separate outings. 

Confronted by a group of Hells Angels, a German student decided it would be a good idea to throw a puppy at them and then steal a bulldozer. A major traffic ensued, but the puppy is now in safe hands.

If you were uninsured and too broke to pay for your bum shoulder, what would you do? A woman in Michigan facing the same situation decided it would be best to shoot herself in the same shoulder. Epic fail.

Python vs. Alligator – who wins? Unfortunately in the swamps of Florida, neither did. A 13-foot python tries to swallow a 6-foot alligator, but ends up with an exploded gut.

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A young Iranian helps Syrian refugees adjust to Canada

A young Iranian, himself, new to Canada reaches out to help Syrian refugees settle here. But with the war in Syria, tensions between Iranians and Syrians are rising. How will he succeed?
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