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A local politician has resigned on the basis he cannot work amid allegations he is secretly the artist Banksy. William Gannon, a councillor in the south-western Welsh town of Pembroke Dock, gave the bizarre reason for his immediate resignation yesterday, The National reports.

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Three drunken tourists who trespassed into a bear enclosure in Alaska have been jailed. The men were sentenced last week for the incident in 2018 which saw them wade into the Brooks River at the Katmai National Park and interrupt the salmon-loving bears' dinner.

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A coffee shop in Florence has been fined €1,000 (£847) after a customer got angry over the price of an espresso. The customer called the police after being charged €2 (£1.70) for his decaffeinated coffee at Ditta Artigianale in the centre of the city.

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One of Italy's best-known TV presenters is suing her employer for forcing her to share a room with a farting colleague. Dania Mondini, 58, alleges that state broadcaster RAI made her endure "noisy, repeated and malodorous bodily emissions" as part of a campaign of intimidation against her.

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Thieves have returned statues stolen from a 300-year-old Hindu temple after saying they were plagued by "scary dreams" afterwards. Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh said 14 precious idols were left outside a police station with an apologetic note less than a week after they were s

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A notorious cat dubbed the "most prosecuted" in her local area has been vindicated in court after years of litigation. Miska, a brown tabby cat in Bellevue, Washington, racked up more than $30,000 (around €28,500) in fines for allegedly trespassing on neighbouring properties and taunting other

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A man who taunted police on social media with a message reading "catch me if you can" has been jailed for eight years. More than 5,500 people liked 20-year-old Jordan Carr's comment on a post seeking his whereabouts in connection with an aggravated burglary in Bedfordshire, England.

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A couple in India are suing their son for failing to produce grandchildren after six years of marriage. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57, say they expended their savings on their son – paying for his training as a pilot and a lavish wedding – yet he has not given them a grandchild.

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An internet celebrity dubbed "China's most handsome man" is suing social media users for suggesting his looks are his only quality. Zhaxi Dingzhen, a 21-year-old Tibetan yak herder, became China's biggest online influencer a year-and-a-half ago after social media users swooned over a short clip of h

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A Canadian MP has apologised after making a remote appearance – from a toilet. Other MPs quickly recognised the distinctive background of the parliament building's bathroom as Shafqat Ali, a Liberal MP in Toronto, joined the parliamentary session from his phone.

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A judge has rebuked a motorist who had sex with a woman passenger while leading police on a high-speed chase. Police made repeated attempts to stop Joshua James Childs as he sped along the Princes Highway in southern Australia, ABC reports.

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Police are on the hunt for a green-fingered burglar who mowed his victim's front and back gardens before fleeing. The suspect, named as Marcus Renard Hubbard, was caught on CCTV taking a lawnmower from a home, filling it up with petrol and then mowing the lawn, police say.

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More than 500kg of cocaine worth in excess of 50 million Swiss francs (£41m) has been found in a container of coffee bean bags bound for Nestle's Nespresso factory in Romont in western Switzerland. Police were told on Monday by Nespresso that staff had found a white substance while unloading t

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Satanists have demanded that their flag be raised over Boston city headquarters following a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The court this week ruled that the city violated the rights of a Christian group after snubbing its formal request for their flag to be flown outside

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A police department has said it is "embarrassed" after a volunteer officer was caught using police vehicles to sell drugs. Sheriff Grady Judd, head of the police department in Polk County, Florida, said the incident "makes me so crazy I want to pluck my eyeballs out one at a time", FOX 13 reports.

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