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News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
Bali hijack alert passenger 'mistook cockpit for toilet'
Bali hijack alert passenger 'mistook cockpit for toilet'

An Australian passenger who sparked a hijack alert on a flight to Bali has denied being drunk and claimed he banged on the door of the cockpit after mistaking it for the toilet, Indonesian police said.

Bali hijack alert passenger 'mistook cockpit for toilet'
Roadside restroom. Photo a courtesy of images.esosedi.ru
Wanting out of outhouse business: Perks of Kazakhstan highways

Senate deputy Mukhtar Altynbayev talked about 'the perks' of roadside rest on Kazakhstani highways and compared the outhouses with roadside stripping.

Wanting out of outhouse business: Perks of Kazakhstan highways
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Singapore champions sanitation on first World Toilet Day

Singapore called Tuesday for greater efforts to improve sanitation in developing countries as it celebrated the inaugural UN World Toilet Day, an initiative by the cleanliness-obsessed island republic.

Singapore champions sanitation on first World Toilet Day
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US toilet restaurant rides 'poop' publicity wave

A restaurant billed as America's first toilet-themed eatery has just opened in Los Angeles -- and is packing in diners after a wave of free publicity for the concept, said to be imported from Asia.

US toilet restaurant rides 'poop' publicity wave
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Broken toilet flush forces JAL Dreamliner to turn back

A 787 Dreamliner bound for Japan was forced to turn around and fly back to Russia after toilets on the plane refused to flush.

Broken toilet flush forces JAL Dreamliner to turn back
China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report
China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report

A mother whose newborn baby was rescued from a toilet pipe in China is in hospital after nearing "mental collapse" while the alleged father has requested a DNA test.

China toilet baby's mother near mental collapse: report
Firefighters and doctors rescue an abandoned newborn baby by cutting away a sewage pipe piece by piece. ©REUTERS/China Central Television via REUTERS TV
China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report

A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet.

China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report
New law to ban India's 'untouchable' toilet cleaners
New law to ban India's 'untouchable' toilet cleaners

With both hands holding the basket of human excrement on her head, widowed grandmother Kela walks through a stream of sewage, up a mound of waste and then dumps the filth while cursing.

New law to ban India's 'untouchable' toilet cleaners
Indian wardens bang drums to halt peeing in public
Indian wardens bang drums to halt peeing in public

Volunteers in India armed with drums and whistles are to lead a crackdown on going to the toilet in public under a new scheme in the western state of Rajasthan.

Indian wardens bang drums to halt peeing in public
Bill Gates kicks off search for toilet of the future
Bill Gates kicks off search for toilet of the future

Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday launched a search for a new toilet better suited to developing countries.

Bill Gates kicks off search for toilet of the future
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Foreign tourists discontent with public toilets in Kazakhstan

Foreign tourists are unhappy about public toilets in Kazakhstan.

Foreign tourists discontent with public toilets in Kazakhstan

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