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A village has come under the global spotlight after adopting a new "digital detox" from 7pm to 8.30pm every evening. A siren marks the beginning of the detox period in Mohityanche Vadgaon, a small village in India's western Maharashtra state, during which all people are asked to set aside their mobi

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A seal which evaded capture by concerned authorities for several days has finally been taken into custody after turning himself in at a police station. "Shoebert", who became a minor celebrity in a town near Boston after turning up in the local Shoe Pond and defying rescue attempts, unexpectedl

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A Yorkshire football club is attempting to avail itself of a 12th century treaty in order to play in Scotland. Doncaster City FC has contacted the Scottish Football Association (SFA) “applying for next year’s competition” on the basis of the 1136 treaty, which gave the town to Scot

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A popular online shooter is set to be banned by the Taliban for "promoting violence". PUBG: Battlegrounds, one of the most successful video games of all time with a player base of tens of millions of people worldwide, has previously been accused by the Taliban of "[causing] the young generation to g

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A police station in the US has begun organising pot parties to help officers better understand how cannabis impairs motorists. Montgomery County Police Station in Maryland invited legal cannabis users to light up in front of officers so they could see the effects first-hand, The Times reports.

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A man who filmed himself making violent threats while dressed as the Batman villain Joker has been banned from wearing fancy dress. Jeremy Garnier, 51, pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat – but insists that he had been "in character" and had not intended to threaten anyone.

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"And they hatin'": police officers responding to a reported shooting were taken aback after a food delivery robot unexpectedly rolled through their crime scene. A video posted to social media shows the four-wheeled robot pause at the yellow crime scene tape, but then continue after it is lifted by a

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The Duke of Marlborough has had his £132,000 Porsche Cayenne seized after he failed to make the requisite payments and despite his personal worth of £188 million. Volkswagen Financial Services UK, the trading name of Porsche Financial Services, took the duke to court and claimed he had a

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A council has apologised for demanding a landowner remove a fence which it turned out had been put there by the council itself. Longford County Council in Ireland had directed local landowner Louis Herterich to remove a palisade gate and fence from his property within six weeks.

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A bench painted in rainbow colours as a tribute to healthcare workers during the pandemic must be returned to its original dark brown colour, a court has ruled. The repainting of the bench in a Warwickshire churchyard last summer was made without permission from the parish priest or the parochial ch

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Donald Trump once offered a baffled lawyer a deed to a horse in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to settle a $2 million legal bill, according to a new book. Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump and the Corruption of Justice, by David Enrich, recounts how the lawyer confronted the futu

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Burgers will disappear from billboards under a Dutch city's world-first plan to ban meat advertisements from public spaces on climate grounds. Haarlem, a city of roughly 160,000 people to the west of Amsterdam, will ban the ads from buses, shelters and screens from the start of 2024.

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A police officer's video of the goats which took over his vehicle and started eating his paperwork has gone viral on social media. The troublesome pair of goats invaded a car belonging to an officer with Madison County Sheriff's Office in Alabama.

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Two successive earthquakes have rocked Liechtenstein's national parliament – just as lawmakers were debating a new law on earthquake insurance. Footage from the parliament shows a slight tremor as MP Bettina Petzold-Mähr makes the case for making earthquake insurance a legal requirement,

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A politician has appealed for help after his bike was stolen less than 90 minutes after he pledged to tackle bike theft in his city. Rick Shone, a mayoral candidate in Winnipeg, Canada, said his bike was stolen from his truck while parked outside a shop, CBC reports.

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