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A U.S. exchange student in Germany had to be rescued from a stone statue of a vagina after he...

A U.S. exchange student in Germany had to be rescued from a stone statue of a vagina after he managed to get stuck in it. (Imgur Photo)

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Here’s a roundup of news and tidbits to get you started today.


1. Dog returns after tornado

Welcome home, Fonzie.

The nine-year-old greyhound who ran out the door during a tornado in Angus, Ont., last week has been found.

Here's what his owners had to say after the long and emotional search.


Roxanne Cronk, of Angus, Ont., is glad to have Fonzie back home. The nine-year-old greyhound went missing for five days after a tornado struck their home last Tuesday. (CHERYL BROWNE/QMI Agency)

Click here to see photos of the tornado damage in Angus, Ont.


2. Kerry promises action on Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad as the U.S. offers support to Iraq, where militants have taken over the northern part of the country.

Follow the latest here.



3. Guy freed from vagina statue

It was the story that made Monday palatable - the U.S. exchange student in in Tubingen, Germany, who inserted himself into a stone vagina statue on campus and couldn’t get out.

The fire department was reportedly not amused, but this image of the student "romancing the stone" went viral yesterday.


4. Today at the World Cup

We’re almost two weeks into the World Cup -- and the globe is glued to the action.

Today there’s lots to talk about and watch. Italy and Uruguay are facing off, along with Costa Rica and England, Greece and Ivory Coast, and Japan and Colombia.

Our writers are there on the ground. For breaking news and analysis, follow @KurtLarSUN and @MoDaCoatLFPress on Twitter.

Also, in case you missed it, here’s our roundup of the 32 hottest soccer players at the World Cup.


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5. Robin Thicke gets desperate

Alan Thicke’s musical son is trying to win his wife back with a song.

QMI Agency’s Liz Braun breaks down Robin Thicke’s new single, off an upcoming album named Paula (for estranged wife Paula Patton).

“We have no desire to kick the guy when he's down,” Braun writes. “Nonetheless, his new video for Get Her Back is just weird. And ugly, in some important spiritual or philosophical way. And boring, not to put too fine a point on it.”


BONUS: Rob Ford on the course

A golf course in North Bay, Ont., has attracted attention for its target of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Have to say, we’re proud of this pun:

- With files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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