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Austria 'horror clown' attacks leave several injured

Vienna - The so-called creepy clown trend has spread to Austria where several people have been injured in attacks by masked assailants in the lead-up to Halloween.

Creepy clown scare spreads to Germany

Berlin - Police said Friday five incidents involving so-called scary clowns had occurred in two north German towns, including one assailant who hit a man with a baseball bat, amid fears that Halloween could spark a rash of similar attacks.

Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

Stockholm - An attacker wearing a clown mask stabbed a man in Sweden, police said Friday, as a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns sweeps the United States and European nations.

Review: Inner strength and determination permeate this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the return of a cult movie legend; one of the year’s best comedies; the reimagining of an epic story; the feature debut of a rising director; and an unbelievable underdog tale.

Scary clown phenomenon hits Gijón in northern Spain

The scary clown phenomenon, doing the rounds in France, has now hit the streets of northern Spain. Whether it’s the copycat effect, upcoming Halloween, or maybe even the terrifying clown on “American Horror Story Freakshow,” the trend has spread.

World's oldest clown has passed away at 98 (Video)

Billings - Officially the world’s oldest performing clown according to the Guinness World Book of Records, Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, of Billings, Montana has died at the age of 98.

Chrome extension plays clown music when you read about Rob Ford

Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, has made numerous news headlines, and now there is an extension in Chrome that will play clown music whenever you read a news story or article about him.

Daily Relief: Wednesday 2 April

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a job application gone wrong, a clown fund-raising event, and a look at who won the award for the smelliest shoes in the U.S.

American robs Canadian bank dressed as clown, gets 8 years

A Florida man was sentenced in the city of Winnipeg, Canada on Tuesday for robbing a bank. Rondell McGarrett Johnson pulled off the robbery while wearing a clown suit but will doubtless find nothing funny about his sentence.

Former WWE star Doink The Clown found dead

Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Matt Osborne, or better known as the original Doink the Clown, has died at the age of 55.

Ahmadinejad plays Lebanon card, plans to throw a stone at Israel

Iranian president Ahmadinejad plans to throw a rock at Israel to demonstrate his hatred for the nation and its people during a mid-October visit to Lebanon. Guarded by Hezbollah, he intends to visit places of significance in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.

Woman arrested for robbing bank while wearing clown suit

Bethlehem - A woman was charged with robbery, theft and receiving stolen property after she allegedly put on a clown suit and red nose and held up a bank three miles from her home.

Man wears clown trousers and fake breasts to rob bank

Adding another to a string of bizarre bank robberies, a man in the Pittsburgh area held up a bank while wearing a blonde wig, fake breasts under a sweater and clown trousers.

Update: Bello the clown reunited with his prized mini bike

Bello, the daredevil clown, was all smiles Sunday when he was reunited with his lost mini bike.

Bello the Clown Bikeless and Broken

There was a $1,000 reward, a toll-free tip line and a news conference — all for a lost little bike.

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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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The Ronald McDonald mascot for fast-food giant McDonald's
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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