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Reuters Odd News Summary

Updated: 16-01-2019 18:30 IST
Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.

Face value: One-time Afghan wedding singer a ringer for Canada's Trudeau

Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show. The 28-year-old first caught the attention of fans when he travelled to the capital, Kabul, to appear on "Afghan Star", a televised musical competition that draws contestants from around the South Asian nation.

All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in 'anger room'

It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin. All three paid 158 yuan ($23) to spend half an hour in an "anger room" in Beijing, where patrons wearing protective gear use hammers and bats to vent their frustration on household objects while staff play music of their choice in the background.