A woman who claimed refunds on shoplifted items more than a thousand times between 2015 and 2019 has been convicted of fraud.
A robot lawyer is facing a class action in the US for attempting to practise without a licence. The chatbot's creator, DoNotPay, is being sued for providing “substandard” and “poor legal advice” to the plaintiff on various matters, among them drafting demand letters and a sma
A major US city has scrapped a twinning agreement it inadvertently struck with a self-declared micronation led by a wanted sex offender. In January, a delegation from the self-declared "United States of Kailasa" met with the mayor of Newark, New Jersey and signed a sister-city agreement at a public
Giving someone the middle finger is a "God-given" right which belongs to "every red-blooded Canadian", a judge has ruled. Judge Dennis Galiatsatos said it is "not a crime to give someone the finger" as he dismissed a criminal harassment charge brought against a man in Quebec following complaints fro
A prominent YouTuber who was elected to the Japanese parliament is to be expelled after failing to turn up to a single session since his election eight months ago. Yoshikazu Higashitani, also known as "Mr. GaaSyy", became famous online for his celebrity gossip videos before being elected to the Japa
An American woman caught smuggling cannabis into Jamaica told officials she did it to prove to her friends that the US product is superior. Courtney Elizabeth Baker, 37, was caught with seven parcels containing three ounces — around 85 grams — of cannabis when she arrived at Sangster Int
Northern soul fanatics have warned thieves who stole £250,000 worth of rare vinyl records that they have "nowhere to hide". The rare collection of records was stolen from the home of Birmingham DJ Ted Massey after a gig in Nottingham last month, The Times reports.
A big cat found up a tree in a US city was found to have a taste for something stronger than catnip – cocaine. Dog wardens in Cincinnati, Ohio were called out to the city's Oakley neighbourhood following reports of a "leopard" spotted in a tree.
A man has taken revenge on his adulterous ex-wife by marrying her lover's wife. In retaliation for his wife eloping with her lover, the mononymous Neeraj, from the Indian state of Bihar, got his own back by marrying the wife of the man with whom she had had a long-running affair.
Colombia has held a court hearing entirely in the Metaverse, complete with an audience of virtual spectators. The administrative court of Magdalena used the virtual reality (VR) platform created by Facebook owner Meta to conduct a hearing in a civil case brought against the Colombian Ministry of Def
A perfect replica of the famous "General Lee" car from US TV show The Dukes of Hazzard has been written off following a crash. In what might have resembled a stunt from the TV show gone awry, the car left a highway in southern Missouri and struck a tree.
A New York lawyer who defended drug kingpin El Chapo and Jeffrey Epstein has launched a new career as a musician. Mariel Colón Miró's debut single La Abogada – Spanish for "The Lawyer" – tells the story of a young woman lawyer who falls in love with her client.
A police officer tracking a suspected spy balloon was left red-faced after discovering it was cack on his windshield. The community police officer in the Dutch town of Boxtel said he noticed a "spy balloon above my neighbourhood" during his rounds.
Millions of people were hit with an internet blackout on the weekend after authorities took action to prevent teacher candidates from accessing a leaked exam paper online. Internet services were disabled for 24 to 36 hours in 11 cities in the Indian state of Rajasthan, including capital Jaipur with
A notorious gangster has escaped prison by knotting bed sheets together into a makeshift rope and abseiling from a window. Marco Raduano, a leading figure in the Sacra Corona Unita mafia, made the cartoonish escape from the Badu 'e Carros prison in Sardinia.