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An illustrated children's book was inadvertently shortlisted for censorship amid a US book-banning frenzy simply because the author's last name is Gay. Read Me a Story, Stella by Mary-Louise Gay was included on a list of potentially "sexually explicit" books to be removed from an Alabama public libr

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Lawyers who successfully sued Tesla's board of directors over excessive compensation are to seek more than $10,000 per hour in costs. A dozen Tesla board members agreed to repay $735 million as part of a settlement following the 2020 lawsuit brought by Tesla shareholders, as well as to forgo compens

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A museum worker who used his access to steal paintings and auction them off to fund a "luxurious lifestyle" has been spared jail. The 30-year-old worker with a role in managing the collection of a Munich museum admitted stealing four paintings over a two-year period, in one case replacing the origin

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An English police chief has been referred to a watchdog after being accused of falsely presenting himself as a veteran of the Falklands War. Nick Adderley, chief constable of Northamptonshire Police, has been regularly pictured wearing the South Atlantic Medal awarded to those who served in the 1982

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Police fined a motorist after spotting a large dog behind the wheel of a speeding car. Slovakian police have released a photo they say shows a "brown hunting dog smiling beautifully into the camera, obediently sitting behind the wheel of a Škoda and peering through the windshield".

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A medicinal cannabis farm has seen its entire crop wiped out by an invading herd of sheep who ate around 300kg of cannabis, according to reports. Yannis Bourounis, owner of the farm in Almyros, Greece, told In.gr that the sheep ate everything that was left after Storm Daniel destroyed most of the pl

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A police officer who arrested and handcuffed a Chucky doll – from the horror film franchise Child's Play – has been disciplined. The owner of the doll was arrested in the Mexican city of Monclova after reports that he was using Chucky and a real knife to scare people and ask th

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A couple who threatened to raise an action against an airline after spending a 13-hour flight seated next to a farting dog have received a refund.

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A lawyer who defrauded clients of almost £2 million after falling for a lottery scam has been jailed for four years. Scammers convinced Norwich solicitor Hugh Lansdell, 74, that he had won a postcode lottery in Spain but needed to hand over increasing amounts of cash to access his winnings.

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Police pulled over a stolen car only to find it was being driven by the owner's runaway 10-year-old son, accompanied by his 11-year-old sister. The young children decided to abscond after their mother confiscated their electronic devices and were caught hundreds of miles from their Florida home, pol

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A journalist recently tested the limits of baby naming in Australia by calling her son "Methamphetamine Rules". Kirsten Drysdale submitted the name to the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages registry as part of national broadcaster ABC's new show What the FAQ.

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Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is being sued by his own lawyers over an alleged unpaid legal bill of $1.36 million (around €1.3m or £1.1m). The disputed bill relates to services provided since 2019, including early representation in some of the notorious election rigging cases, NBC New

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An artist who was given nearly €70,000 in cash for an art project but then returned two blank canvasses he called Take the Money and Run has been ordered to repay the sum. Danish artist Jens Haaning was expected to physically incorporate the banknotes totalling 500,000 kroner (nearly &euro

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The owner of a surfing python has been fined after breaching the strict conditions of his animal permit. Higor Fiuza was filmed longboarding with three-year-old carpet python Shiva off Australia's Gold Coast in footage which went viral on social media this month, ABC reports.

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Skyrocketing cocaine exports are set to overtake oil as Colombia's main export, according to a new analysis. The country's oil exports dropped by nearly a third in the first half of the year while its cocaine exports are expected to outperform a record set in 2022, Bloomberg reports.

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