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Sri Lanka's baby jumbo won't fly

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka stopped a baby elephant from being given as a gift to South Korea after discovering it was born on an auspicious day, a minister said.




Pine booked for drunken driving in NZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.




Next up from Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards: A kids’ book

WASHINGTON: Not content with writing a best-selling autobiography, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards now is coming out with his first children’s book in September, publishing house Little, Brown



English player gets 10-game ban for biting

LONDON: An English lower-league player has been banned for 10 matches by the English Football Association following allegations that he bit an opponent during a game.



Dog wakes up owner during fire

RHODE ISLAND, USA: Officials say a dog may have saved its owner’s life by waking him up during an early morning fire in East Providence, Rhode Island.

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