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France has banned English gaming jargon in an attempt to preserve the purity of its language. The country's culture ministry said the video game sector featured too many English words.

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Children's favourite Winnie the Pooh is to be reimagined as a serial killer. In addition to Pooh and Piglet, director Rhys Frake-Waterfield's new indie horror flick – Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey – will feature the likes of “Caged Man” and “Mauled Woman”.

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A police force belatedly discovered it had been burgled after finding some of its belongings during an unrelated search. Officers searching an address in Auckland, New Zealand unexpectedly came across "a number of documents" which were meant to have been destroyed, as well as expired cannisters of p

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Lawmakers in Thailand have been criticised after it was revealed that the country's new parliament building includes a karaoke room. The Sappaya-Sapasathan also features a running track, massage room and golf driving range.

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An occult club has been knocked back from affiliation to a student union after concerns were raised that it could summon the devil onto campus. Adelaide University Union's clubs committee rejected the affiliation request from Adelaide University Occult Club after receiving the bizarre complaint, ABC

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Digital driving licences used by millions of Australians are remarkably easy to falsify without detection, researchers have found. Since 2019, motorists in New South Wales (NSW) have been able to use a smartphone app to prove their identity to police or when buying alcohol in shops and restaurants,

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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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