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Dutch Crash Burns 3 Tons of Hash

ABC News
— Three tons of hashish went up in smoke Friday, incinerated by Dutch authorities after a van carrying the illicit cargo crashed and scattered it across the road.

Detectives were hunting the van’s driver and a passenger who fled the scene, leaving behind the wrecked vehicle and its $20 million cargo.

“It’s not something you see every day,” police spokesman Hielke Vogelzang said…

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Let me look at that map again.

AP vis Yahoo! News
lichtenstein.jpg What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein. According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers wandered just over a mile across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion.

“We’ve spoken to the authorities in Liechtenstein and it’s not a problem,” Daniel Reist told The Associated Press.

Officials in Liechtenstein also played down the incident.

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Sleep-walker washer woman

A Chinese woman regularly washes the family’s clothes in the middle of the night while sleep-walking. Mrs Xu, 46, of Wuhan city, Hubei province, has been walking in her sleep for the last ten years, reports the Wuhan Evening News.

“She sleep-walks at least ten times a year, and each time does the same thing: wash clothes for the family,” says her husband. “The next morning when she wakes up, she’ll praise me for doing so much.”

The husband added that he had installed locks on the door to stop her leaving the house to wash neighbours’ clothes.

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Dogs use cash machines

Dogs are being trained to use cash machines for their disabled owners. They insert and withdraw cards at ATMs to help owners in wheelchairs who are not able to reach.

A spokesman for charity Canine Partners, which trains the dogs, said: “They put in the card and take it out and take out the money and give it to the person in the wheelchair. They can’t put in the Pin but a person in a wheelchair can go sideways on and do that.”


Check your ATM balance if your dog rolls up in a Ferrari. 

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