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Indonesian villagers thought they had been blessed when a beautiful doll turned up on a beach, believing it to be an angel fallen from heaven, only to discover it was an inflatable sex toy. "When our officers arrived they saw that the 'fallen angel' was just a doll, it was a sex toy," local police chief Heru Pramukarno told AFP. Villager Pardin, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, found the doll last month when he was fishing off the remote Banggai islands in central Indonesia, police said.
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. Pilot Andre Borschberg put the long, light, propeller-driven aircraft down at Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 8:55 pm (0355 GMT) after a 15 hour, 52 minute flight from Moffet Airfield southeast of San Francisco. "I made it to #Phoenix, what an amazing flight over the Mojave Desert to promote #futureis clean," Borschberg said on Twitter.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.