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Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's ...
Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police.
Rescuers try to talk down Eiffel Tower climber Rescuers were trying to talk down a man who scaled the Eiffel Tower on Monday and forced the monument's evacuation. Live television images showed one specialist fireman and another rescuer perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's wrought-iron struts, just below ...
Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Man Starts Climbing It "The man entered the tower normally and started to climb once he was on the second floor," a spokeswoman for the tower's operator told reporters.
Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.
Thief must pay $28K to fix stolen 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sno-Cat EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been ordered to pay more than $28,000 to cover damages after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Sno-Cat painted to look like the "General Lee" car featured in the TV series "The ...
Cats Offer The Grumpiest Twitter Tributes To Grumpy Cat The celebrity cat's death has inspired cat owners to post pics using the hashtag #tweetagrumpyfaceforgrumpycat.
Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain Britain's political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May's days in office are numbered but the kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of four raven chicks at the ...
Leaping Lizards: Florida wildlife officials catch big lizard KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials have finally captured a large invasive Asian water monitor that had been running loose in the Florida Keys for more than a year.
Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials settled a rare tie in a mayoral race on Friday by tossing a coin.
Austrian Official Warns Against 'Cow Kissing' Challenge For Charity Pastures are not "petting zoos," and getting intimate with cows can have "serious consequences," warned Austria's tourism minister about a weird app stunt.
NYPD Uses Woody Harrelson Pic To Nab Lookalike Beer Thief The NYPD also used a photo of a New York Knicks player to search its database for a man wanted for a Brooklyn assault, according to a report by Georgetown University.
Norwegian Woman Really Loves Horsing Around Ayla Kirstine of Norway has gone viral thanks to a series of videos in which she runs like a horse.
Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter.
Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for note typo Millions of A$50 ($35) banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing typographical error that was overlooked by the country's central bank before they were printed and circulated.

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