Botched job by builders – 10th floor entirely forgotten in new skyscraper

Cologne (dpo) - A scandal broke today in the immediate run-up to the highly anticipated opening ceremony for a new 43-storey office skyscraper. Upon removal of all scaffolding, it became clear that the entire 10th floor was missing.
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Jogger uses last dregs of strength to sprint energetically past group of women

Edmonton, Alberta (dpo) - The sacrifice was necessary. In a bid to look as fit as possible, a jogger from Edmonton used his final energy reserves today to sprint past a group of women with his stomach pulled in. 26-year-old Nathan L. reported the story from his hospital bed, where he is currently recovering from the incident.
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Italian plumber arrested for animal cruelty after jumping on turtles

Naples (dpo) - This weekend, a terrible case of animal cruelty took place at Naples Zoo. According to police records, a middle-aged man gained access to a turtle enclosure and then proceeded to jump onto several of the creatures’ shells, landing on his feet. A large letter “M” printed on his cap is currently the only clue to the attacker’s identity.
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Disgusting! Compulsive hoarder (83) stored hundreds of bottles of decades-old wine in cellar

Koblenz (dpo) – In Harald D.'s cellar, it was difficult to even turn around in former years. The vault was filled up to the ceiling with wine bottles that were partly several decades old. Now, the children of the 83-years-old compulsive clutterer had enough: they had the cellar cleared out by a professional firm.
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Fire brigade to sell beer and hot dogs to onlookers at accident sites

Cologne (dpo) - It is a familiar problem for rescue teams – time and again, rubberneckers get in the way of rescue and clearance work, especially on roads. Now, the Cologne Fire Brigade has developed a new plan to keep onlookers busy and supplement their budget at the same time: in future, beer and hot dogs are to be sold at all accident sites.
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Tailgate in comfort: BMW introduces automatic headlight flasher with proximity sensor

Munich (dpo) - At the international automobile convention in Munich, the Bavarian car manufacturer introduced a new feature which will especially appeal to drivers who constantly feel pressed for time. A headlight designed especially for tailgating on the motorway now provides a comfortable and automated way to inform the driver of the car in front that the BMW driver wishes to overtake. 
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Nine out of ten spiders suffer intense fear of hysterically screaming women

Hanover (dpo) - Extensive tests carried out by scientists at the Zoological Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover have shown that nine out of ten common spiders feel extremely panicked when confronted with screaming women. The anxiety disorder, known as “sirenophobia”, is actually far more widespread among arachnids than was previously thought. The zoologists arrived at these results by locking up spiders and women in a room together.
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