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A tourist threatened by a blowtorch-wielding "pirate" was unexpectedly rescued by two naked men. Nudists Pete Sferra and Lloyd Fishback were taking a clothes-free stroll through the Castro neighbourhood of San Francisco when they spotted the person they described as a "crazy kind of pirate guy".

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Greek authorities have begun issuing €350,000 fines in a major crackdown on unlicensed tourist beaches. Tourist companies have been accused of effectively taking over entire public beaches by installing and renting out deckchairs and parasols at an expensive rate.

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A prison in Brazil has swapped guard dogs for geese – which authorities say are cheaper and more effective. The São Pedro de Alcântara Penitentiary in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina recruited the nine "geese agents" late last year.

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Satanists are seeking to volunteer in Florida schools under a new law which paves the way for religious chaplains to serve as school counsellors. Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said at the time of its passage that the legislation would help to solve a staffing crisis in public schools.

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Police were called to a German pub after a foreign customer inadvertently violated local custom by making 16 separate card transactions over the course of an evening. The 21-year-old Latvian customer ordered and drank 16 beers, paying for each one by card payment – which is not standard practi

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A man has been jailed for four months after being found in possession of a small replica of the Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda video game series.

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A shop owner has been arrested and charged for giving his employees a raise. Myanmar's military regime accused Pyae Phoo Zaw, one of at least 10 arrested business owners, of inciting public unrest after news of his decision was widely shared on social media, The New York Times reports.

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A top university in Vietnam sparked controversy after banning students who are "too short". Vietnam National University's School of Management and Business (HSB) said students must be at least 5'2" if they're women or 5'5" if they're men or they won't be considered for admission.

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A man in his 20s who allegedly tried to board a plane while disguised as a sexagenarian has been arrested. Guru Sewak Singh, 24, dyed his hair and beard white and wore glasses to allegedly try and convince officials at Delhi Airport that he was a 67-year-old man, NDTV reports.

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Police responding to bloodcurdling screams coming from an old barn discovered it was being used by a theatre group to rehearse a production of Frankenstein. The Bradfordians Dramatic Society was interrupted by Wiltshire Police while rehearsing a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous 19th-century

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A major internet service provider has been accused of deliberately and unlawfully infecting over 600,000 users with malware. South Korean telecom provider KT is said to have acted disproportionately to prevent customers from using a service provided by Webhard which strains KT's network.

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A three-bedroom house in San Francisco's affluent Russian Hill neighbourhood has been listed for an astonishingly low price of $488,000 (around £385,000).

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A man impersonating a cop unwittingly pulled over an actual police officer in an unmarked car. The New Orleans man turned his illegally installed flashing lights on as he pulled behind the real detective.

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A new law in Florida allows members of the public to use lethal force against "crack bears", which don't exist. House Bill 87, introduced while Hollywood movie Cocaine Bear was in cinemas, has been signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.

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The head of an English police force has been sacked for exaggerating his military credentials, including by wearing a Falklands War medal despite being a 15-year-old cadet during the conflict. Nick Adderley, the suspended chief constable of Northamptonshire Police, has been found guilty of gross mis

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