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Study: Other Countries Weird

BOSTON—Examining a wide variety of cross-cultural data, a Boston University study released Monday determined that other countries are weird.

Japanese Family Puts Aging Robot In Retirement Home

KYOTO, JAPAN—Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family finally put their aging robot in a retirement home, sources reported Friday.

North Korea Successfully Detonates Nuclear Scientist

PYONGYANG—Hailing it as a significant step forward for their ballistic weapons program just hours after suffering a failed missile launch, North Korean leaders announced Monday they had successfully detonated a nuclear scientist.

Tokyo Portal Outage Delays Millions Of Japanese Warp Commuters

TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration Thursday following a Tokyo portal outage that caused delays of up to eight seconds.
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French Official Won't Resign Over Pederasty Allegations

French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand is refusing to resign following controversy over a passage in his book The Bad Life that insinuates he paid for sex with boys in Thailand. What do you think?
  • "Good for him! Resigning would only dignify the kind of trashy rumors insinuated in his autobiography."

    Steven Tetley Angiographer
  • "Now I really can't wait to read all the dirt in German federal minister of food, agriculture and consumer protection’s Ilse Aigner's new tell-all!"

    Hannah Piccarreto Therapeutic Recreation Worker
  • "What's wrong with paying for sex with boys in France itself? Is he not a patriot?"

    Rory Haddad Unemployed

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