And Finally

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A company which hid an offer of free wine in its online privacy policy has said it has finally been claimed three months later. Tax Policy Associates (TPA) added the following words to its privacy policy in February: "We will send a bottle of good wine to the first person to read this."

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An angry man smacked a police officer with an unexpected weapon – a block of cheese – in an incident that police say proves "we can never let our guard down". Police responding to a reported disturbance in St. John's, capital of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, found a

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A judge has told a man running a sex club that he may continue organising group sex parties but should not refer to them as club activities. Calgary man Matthew Mills was ordered in 2019 to cease hosting sex parties with $30 CAD tickets (around €20 or £17.50) at his home following complai

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Japanese police have apprehended a yakuza boss suspected of stealing Pokémon cards. Keita Saito, a 39-year-old kanbu (leader) of the Takinogawa family, part of the Sumiyoshi-kai crime syndicate — the second-largest yakuza group in Japan — was arrested in late April.

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The US capital has said it can no longer afford to pay lawyers representing poor defendants on Wednesdays. As a result of a budget crisis, all 120 public defenders in Washington DC will be forced to take an unpaid day off once per week, normally a Wednesday, NBC Washington reports.

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A criminal defence lawyer who repeatedly made off without paying her restaurant bills has been struck off. English solicitor Kerry Ann Stevens was convicted of fraud last year in connection with two incidents, one where she left a restaurant with an unpaid £60.91 bill and another where she lie

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Milan has abandoned plans to ban the sale of ice cream after midnight following a severe backlash. City authorities said the proposed ban on all takeaway food, including the pizza and gelato beloved by so many Italians, would strike a balance "between socialising and entertainment, and the peace and

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Ugandan cocoa farmers have been forced to hire armed men to protect their crop amid soaring cocoa prices. Cocoa prices recently soared to an all-time high due to unusually dry weather in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, though have fallen back recently as conditions have improved.

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A large piece of a plane which dramatically fell off mid-flight turned up in the back garden of a lawyer suing the plane's manufacturer over unrelated safety issues. New York attorney Jake Bissell-Linsk, whose firm is suing Boeing in relation to an incident in January where a plane door blew off mid

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A man has been acquitted of drink-driving following his diagnosis with a rare condition that leads to the production of alcohol in the body. The 40-year-old Belgian man, who has not been named, insisted that he had not been drinking despite failing roadside breath tests on two occasions in 2022, VRT

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A senior Mexican politician has raised eyebrows after ritually sacrificing a chicken to the Aztec deity Tláloc in the country's senate building. Senator Adolfo Gómez Hernández is facing disciplinary action or potentially prosecution over the ritual sacrifice, which he said

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A police force has urged members of the public to stop calling in noise complaints about insects. Newberry County Sheriff's Office in the US state of South Carolina said it had received calls about "a noise in the air that sounds like a siren, or a whine, or a roar", which is in fact caused by cicad

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An Iranian goalkeeper has been fined for hugging a young woman who invaded the pitch. Hossein Hosseini, goalkeeper for Esteghlal FC, was ordered to pay three billion rials after briefly embracing the woman, who was not wearing a hijab, IranWire reports.

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A politician's campaign team called police after receiving what they thought was a threatening letter, but was in fact marketing for a horror film. Amanda Taylor, a Democratic candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives, described receiving an envelope containing a creepy child-like drawing

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A disgruntled movie-goer is suing a cinema chain over claims its largest drink cup falls slightly short of the advertised size. Texas man Shane Waldrop said he noticed the discrepancy after ordering a 20-ounce beer and a 24-ounce beer — equivalent to around 590ml and 710ml respectively.

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