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French town bans clown disguises after assaults

PARIS (AP) — A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets — especially on Halloween.This week's decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere of Vendargues follows a series of incidents around France in which people dressed as scary clowns spooked children and in several cases [...] Read more ...

via Ap
31 Oct 2014

Israel recalls envoy after Sweden recognises Palestine: ministry

Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for "consultations" Thursday, hours after Stockholm officially recognised the state of Palestine, the foreign ministry spokesman said. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem announced her country's recognition of Palestine Thursday, making it the first major European country to do so. "The Swedish govern [...] Read more ...

via France24
31 Oct 2014

Things that go bump in the night in Idaho

It is in Idaho Falls, Idaho, not Idaho Springs, Colo. The first time it corrected the sentence to read that the Idaho lab was in Idaho Springs, ID, and then on the second round, got the state right as well. An aide to Simpson told the Idaho Falls Post Register there is no point appealing to the President. The workers at the Idaho lab are sleeping p [...] Read more ...

via Nuclearstreet
31 Oct 2014