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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros ($615,000) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday, drawing media criticism and demands for an explanation.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A China Eastern Airlines Corp passenger plane that had started its night-time descent into a Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found.

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - An owl killed a canary after swooping into a 10th-floor apartment in Idaho, the canary's owner said on Monday.

(Reuters) - Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday.

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and law enforcement has no idea either.

(Reuters) - An Alabama teenager with dyed-red hair was sent home from school by her principal over concerns that her mane was too bright and distracting, the girl's mother said on Friday.

(Reuters) - A family cat turned into a "ball of fury" and trapped a California woman and her daughter in a bedroom for hours, forcing them to dial 911 so police could coax the feline from the house, local media said Thursday.

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saks Fifth Avenue has a bone to pick with Snaks 5th Avenchew, an online pet treat company whose name has raised the New York department store chain's ire. But so far, the doggie snack purveyor is sticking to its puns.

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Alaskan hiker survived after being mauled by a brown bear on a wilderness trail, walking more than a mile to her truck and driving to hospital after the attack, state police reported on Wednesday.

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