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'Geezer bandit' strikes again in California
A notorious Californian bank robber nicknamed the 'Geezer Bandit' because of his elderly appearance has struck for a tenth time, authorities say.

Mutineers escape web addiction boot camp
A group of young Chinese web addicts staged a mutiny at an internet "boot camp", tying up their instructor and fleeing the facility because of its tough military-like techniques, state media said today.

Chain-smoking toddler cuts back to 15 a day
A chain-smoking Indonesian toddler has cut back to 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing", a child welfare official said.