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Google owner Alphabet has sacked its robot cleaners as part of a cost-cutting exercise. More than 100 robots developed by the tech giant's Everyday Robotics department were helping to clean cafeterias and conference rooms in its San Francisco headquarters.

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A private member's bill extending Ireland's rent freeze by a year has sailed through second stage – after a government minister forgot to oppose it. The Eviction Ban Bill 2022 was introduced to the Dáil by Richard Boyd Barrett of the left-wing party People Before Profit, which has just

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A man who allegedly ate two bags of crisps which had been dropped on the street by a thief has been arrested and charged with theft. The alleged crime of opportunity took place after a bizarre row in a small shop in Memphis, Tennessee, FOX59 reports.

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A rare book on chess which was stolen from a school library nearly 70 years ago has been anonymously returned with £50 and an apology. The fourth edition copy of Rev E E Cunnington's The Modern Chess Primer was recently returned to Elgin Academy in the north of Scotland, The Herald reports.

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A lawyer is being sued by her former employer after allegedly gambling away an incredible $10 million of its money in Las Vegas in just six months. California-based LDR International Limited is suing Sara Jacqueline King for more than $10.2 million (around €9.5 million) for alleged breach of wr

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Ewe have got to be flocking kidding me! A man who allegedly tried to escape a maximum-security prison while disguised as a sheep has been shepherded back to his cell. The sheepish prisoner was caught exhibiting shear tenacity as he crawled in a field near Chonchorro, a notorious prison reserved for

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A man dubbed "the Easter bunny" has admitted stealing almost 200,000 Creme Eggs. The man, who's name is Joby Pool, 32, is facing jail after pleading guilty to criminal damage and two counts of theft at Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

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A chocolate factory has been fined after workers fell into a vat of chocolate and became trapped in it. The Mars Wrigley factory in Pennsylvania was fined $14,500 by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over the "serious" incident, CBS reports.

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New York veterinarians are being flooded with stoned dogs which have eaten discarded cannabis following the legalisation of the drug. Since the legalisation of recreational cannabis in 2021, vets in the city are seeing a huge increase in cases of confused canines in their clinics, according to The N

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An American pizza shop which refused to serve a group of police officers has become the focal point of an inter-departmental row over police conduct. The Pizza Squared restaurant in San Francisco faced a deluge of bad reviews after the SF Police Officers Association (POA) said a number of officers w

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A man who allegedly wielded a cat as a weapon against police officers has been charged with offences. Christopher Gaddis, 41, allegedly shoved a cat in the face of a police officer in Nashville, Tennessee while attempting to evade arrest.

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The Spanish government has been rebuked by judges for excluding bullfighting from a youth culture subsidy scheme. Under an initiative launched last year, young people can apply to receive a €400 culture voucher after they turn 18 which can be used for a range of cultural and artistic activities

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In a cautionary tale for public speakers everywhere, a law professor has apologised after a microphone caught him telling a student to "fuck off". Daniel Capra, an adjunct professor at the prestigious Columbia Law School in New York City, inadvertently muttered profanity directly into his microphone

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Children as young as 12 will be allowed to wield ninja-style throwing stars under new legislation approved by a US state legislature. A bill approved by the Indiana Senate in a 48–1 vote would overturn the state's current outright ban on throwing stars, sometimes known as shurikens.

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A police force which uses local mugshots in a parody version of US game show Wheel of Fortune is facing legal action from a disgruntled winner. In the weekly "Wheel of Fugitive" video posted on social media by the force in Florida's Brevard County, the local sheriff spins a wheel with photos of what

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