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November 2006 Archives

Holiday shoppers tie silver bells to bags to deter theft

Police in the British capital are putting a new jingle into Christmas.

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For sale: World's oldest whisky

Bidders are readying their paddles and their palates on Wednesday for the auction of what is believed to be the oldest bottle of whisky in existence.

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Perfume bottle auctions for $216,000 US

A perfume bottle that was originally purchased for $50 US has been auctioned off for $216,000.

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Hong Kong mulls 'eco-coffins' to speed cremations

They're presentable, environmentally friendly and burn faster. Cardboard "eco-coffins" may just be the solution to long queues at Hong Kong's busy crematoriums, officials say.

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Veterinarians try acupuncture, other alternative treatments for ailing pets

As alternative approaches like acupuncture and herbal remedies have moved into the mainstream for humans, veterinarians have made those same techniques increasingly available for pets.

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Royal wedding souvenir fever hits Woolworths

Prince William has yet to get down on bended knee, but one British retailer has already announced plans to stock its shelves with a line of engagement souvenirs to celebrate the expected occasion.

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One million sneakers seized in counterfeit bust

Nearly one million pairs of knock-off Nike sneakers are being incinerated in Germany, following what is being touted as the world's largest bust of counterfeit goods.

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From Australia, a T-shirt that really rocks

Air guitarists of the world, your days of silent strumming may soon be over.

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Bars buying 'smoking huts' for nicotine-starved patrons

As winter approaches, some Quebec bar owners have found a way to help their patrons light up cigarettes without exposing them to the elements, and perhaps without violating Quebec's tough anti-smoking laws that came into effect May 31.

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Guinness says cheers to the world's highest wine cellar

The world's tallest free-standing structure has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

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Warm weather wreaks havoc with winter outerwear lines

With forecasts of a mild winter, retailers in Europe are reporting slow winter wear sales as shoppers bypass parkas for T-shirts.

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Tokyo to judge Japanese restaurants abroad for authenticity

Tokyo is launching a campaign to crack down on restaurants abroad that bill themselves as authentic Japanese but fall short of culinary standards at home.

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Plastic pink flamingos face extinction

The maker of the original iconic pink flamingo will close its U.S. factory on Wednesday, beset by rising plastic resin costs and financial problems.

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