Miss World competition bans bikinis

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Do fish know it's Christmas?

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Deodorant lollies you can eat

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Miss World competition bans bikinis

Julia Morley, the Miss World chairwoman, has announced that it is dropping the swimsuit segment from the competition.

World pie eating champs abandoned

The World Pie Eating Championships held at an English pub have had to be abandoned after wrong-sized pies were delivered because of a mix-up.
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