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October 9, 2018

Is Santa Claus a ninja? Well, he does have a black belt

NHK News(NEW YORK) -- An international team of Santa Clauses are training with ninjas in Japan to hone their gift-delivery skills in time for the holiday season. Nearly a dozen Santas from the Greenland International Santa Claus Association turned out for this year's Saga Santa Summit, according to Japan's national broadcasting network NHK. In western Japan, the Saga Prefecture where the trials are being held in a region long known for its pottery -- and its chimneys. Footage from the ..
October 9, 2018

Publisher of bizarre Drew Barrymore interview says interview was real, writer well regarded

Linda Spillers/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Egyptian publisher of a now-viral in-flight magazine interview with Drew Barrymore issued a statement on Tuesday insisting the interview was real. According to the statement, Aida Takla, the writer, is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and conducted the interview with Barrymore during a meeting between the actress and other HFPA members. Takla, the statement explains, was a four-time e..
October 9, 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, N.K.) -- Kim Jong Un, the once-reclusive leader of one of the world's most closed nations, appears to be continuing his recent international outreach by relaying an invitation for Pope Francis to visit North Korea. The invitation follows a series of meetings between Kim and American officials, including a summit with President Donald Trump, and with South Korea's head of state. Kim told South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a summit l..
October 9, 2018

Economist who won Nobel Prize thought early morning call was a telemarketer, let it go to voicemail twice

Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences(NEW YORK) -- When the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences called New York University professor Paul Romer early this morning to inform him that he was co-recipient of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics, the veteran professor let the call go to voicemail, thinking that only a telemarketing call could be coming in at such an early hour. “I didn't answer the phone because I've been getting so many spam calls," Romer told ABC News. "I just assumed it ..