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Berkeley City Council bans use of fish as prizes at carnivals

New legislation passed this week in Berkeley, Calif. that now prohibits the use of goldfish or betta fish as carnival prizes.

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Sloth shown on video being dragged from tree in Peru by illegal loggers for tourist selfies

Sloths are capture by illegal loggers and sold into the tourist entertainment trade

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Wildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structures

Wind-driven wildfires in Utah forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone.

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Kosovo: runoffs for most mayors, governing parties lead

Early results show Kosovo's governing coalition parties leading in municipal elections but runoffs will still be needed to decide most of the winners.

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Switzerland: 8 people hurt during ax attack in small town

Swiss police say eight people were hurt, at least one of them seriously, during an ax attack in a small northeastern town that ended with the suspect's arrest.

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Greece in race to finish bailout review as exit nears

Bailout negotiators are returning to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country prepares to end eight years of rescue funding programs next summer.

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Restaurant wins praise for act of kindness to help the homeless  

A Manchester restaurant has been praised after launching a project to give all of its leftover food at the end of each day to the north-west city’s homeless.

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UN, AU appeal for peace ahead of tense Kenya vote

The United Nations and the African Union are appealing for peace as tensions build in Kenya, where the main opposition group says it will boycott a planned presidential election on Thursday.

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