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Arkansas robbery plan foiled by motorcycle buy from police officer

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:33:42 -0400

(Reuters) - An Arkansas man suspected of robbing a bank and arranging ahead of time to purchase a used motorcycle for a getaway ended up behind bars after he was arrested by the person who managed the sale, a police officer in uniform, police said on Wednesday.(image)

Two to get comfy coffin for overnight stay in Dracula's castle

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:42:51 -0400

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - "No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed, including perfume," read the house rules of Count Dracula's castle to ensure that Halloween night guests cannot avoid the vampire.(image)

Target, McDonald's react to U.S. creepy clown sightings

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:42:09 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of America's biggest commercial brands - discount retailer Target and fast-food chain McDonald's - have taken steps to tamp down hysteria stemming from a recent spate of creepy clown sightings in the run-up to Halloween at the end of this month.(image)

New St Andrews students welcomed with shaving foam fight

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:20:00 -0400

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Students dressed in costumes chased each other with shaving cream in a massive foam fight at the University of St Andrews on Monday, as part of a decades old tradition for newcomers.(image)

Fruit juice stunt turns sour for Ghana's ruling party

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:28:39 -0400

ACCRA (Reuters) - An attempt by Ghana's ruling party to make fun of the main opposition candidate in the presidential election by posting a photograph of him sipping from a small carton of Kalyppo fruit juice has backfired, with his supporters adopting the brand to rally support.(image)

Children's bed shaped like missile that downed MH17 plane stirs unease in Russia

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:59:13 -0400

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian firm has caused a stir after putting on sale a children's bed in the shape of a Buk missile launcher of the kind that shot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014.(image)

Pennsylvania's 'Charlie Brown Christmas' city gets artificial tree

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:18:40 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The cash-strapped Pennsylvania city that was ridiculed and then praised in 2014 for its scrawny "Charlie Brown Christmas" tree has decided to go artificial this year, gracing its town square with a brightly lit, factory-made model that will last for years.(image)

Back to basics: Retro games make a comeback in Indonesia

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:42:26 -0400

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An increasing number of Indonesians are taking a stand against digital games like Pokemon Go that they say erode values, and encouraging children to play traditional toys like wooden spinning tops and bamboo pinwheels.(image)

Trump, Clinton haunt U.S. Halloween display

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:24:53 -0400

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Styrofoam model of a hot air-blowing Donald Trump and another of a toothy Hillary Clinton riding the Democratic Party's donkey mascot are among the skeletons and zombies in a Halloween display that has become an attraction and is stopping traffic in a Connecticut town.(image)

McDonald's offers Halloween choco-pumpkin fries in Japan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:36:03 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - For those who can't get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald's Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce.(image)