Japan rubbish worker finds $ 120,000 cash in trash

Updated 19 December 2012
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Japan rubbish worker finds $ 120,000 cash in trash

TOKYO: A worker at a waste disposal site in Japan found $ 120,000 cash in a stream of pulverised rubbish, police said yesterday. “There were about a thousand 10,000 yen ($ 118) bills that came out of a pulveriser unscathed,” said a spokesman at the Asaminami police department in Hiroshima prefecture, in the country’s west.
He added that there were also 2,300 fragments of bills destroyed by the machine at a municipal facility that processes bulky waste, such as cupboards and mattresses, that cannot be collected by regular garbage pickup. Police suspect the owner of the cash might have forgotten the money was there when they threw away some furniture.
“We believe it is unlikely there is anything criminal in this, although we must say we don’t know much about this money at all,” the spokesman said. The cash was found on Monday. If no one comes forward within three months, the waste disposal facility will have the right to claim the money, the spokesman said.


Trump wipes dandruff off visiting French President Macron

Updated 24 April 2018
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Trump wipes dandruff off visiting French President Macron

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday made a show of flicking dandruff from the suit collar of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron, saying it was a sign of the two leaders’ “very special relationship.”
Trump made the surprise gesture as Macron, the first foreign leader to be honored with a state visit in Washington since Trump took office 15 months ago, stood at his side for a photo opportunity in the White House’s Oval Office.


“We have a very special relationship, in fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off... We have to make him perfect, he is perfect,” Trump said to a laughing Macron.