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A white whale was spotted off eastern Australia.

Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

After not making a public appearance for weeks and being rumored dead, the president of Turkmenistan appeared on state television and drove a rally car around The Gates of Hell, a crater of gas that has been burning since it was discovered in 1971.

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