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Like a bolt from the blue—so to speak

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CANBERRA, Australia – A man who lives under a Sydney flight path was shocked when a bolt from an airliner crashed through his roof, according to a news report Wednesday. Angelo Margiotta said he thought a bomb had exploded when the stainless steel bolt, which appeared to be about 6 inches long, struck his roof in the Sydney suburb of Five Dock on Wednesday morning, Ten Network television news reported.

Margiotta called the fire brigade and a firefighter found the bolt which had smashed two roof tiles and lodged in the ceiling.

“I was too shocked to talk … because of the noise,” Margiotta told Ten. “It was very, very loud.”

Australia’s aviation watchdog, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, was attempting to track down the plane that lost the bolt.

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Cold (cut) war

sausage.jpgAftenposten.no
Norwegian conglomerate Orkla is concerned that ill-will over sausage and cold cut duties between Norway and Denmark can lead to frosty business relations with the European Union. Danish salami is extremely popular in Norway.

Norway’s Agriculture Minister Terje Riis-Johansen wants to end the tariff advantages enjoyed by products made of Norwegian meat but imported after processing abroad. The EU is firmly opposed to this and a round of intense talks has resulted, according to Aftenposten’s sources.

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If sausage is made in Denmark using Norwegian meat, is it Danish or Norwegian? Surely one of the more pressing issues of our times. 

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“Life would be complete if only we could be on page 3.”

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Scantily clad models who pose for a Romanian newspaper say they will quit unless they are moved from Page 5 to Page 3.

The women, who work as glamour models for tabloid Libertatea, also want their pictures to be given more space, reports 7 Plus. One was quoted as saying: “We are only asking for a better position in the newspaper. It’s a lot easier to open the paper to Page 3 then to Page 5. Not to mention that page 3 is more popular for these kind of pictures.”

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Well, they do say that opposites attract

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A German donkey is making an ass out of herself after falling in love with a gander…

The gander, whose name is Hannibal, met Heidi the donkey when he was put into her enclosure for being too aggressive to be kept with the other birds. Staff say the couple quickly fell for each other, eating and sleeping together and are now completely inseparable.

The gander jealously attacks any male donkeys who go near Heidi. Heidi in turn is not interested in other donkeys, and follows Hannibal around all day long.

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