A court has been asked to rule on a copyright dispute between two artists who both taped a banana to a wall. US artist Joe Morford is suing Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, alleging that the latter stole his fruit-based artwork, The Guardian reports.
A wine seller who allegedly sold millions of bottles of cheap wine disguised with counterfeit labels from more prestigious regions will appear in court next month. Felipe Gimenez, owner of Tarragona wine company Reserva de la Tierra, has been summoned before a judge to answer charges of fraud, misle
Gangsters who ran a fake police station for eight months in order to extort people have been exposed and arrested. The fake police station, run out of a hotel, was set up in the Indian state of Bihar just 500 metres away from a real police station, NDTV reports.
A university library's prized manuscript by Galileo has been identified as a forgery. The University of Michigan Library described the document as one of its "great treasures", believing it to be a draft of a letter sent by Galileo to the Doge of Venice in 1609.
A man rescued from a collapsed makeshift tunnel near the Vatican has been arrested on suspicion of attempting an elaborate bank heist. Italian police believe that the man and three others were attempting to dig a tunnel into a nearby bank, the BBC reports.
Police hunting for a convicted car thief have said they found him hiding inside a giant teddy bear. Joshua Dobson, 18, fled after being sentenced to nine months' imprisonment for theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and making off from a petrol station without payment.
A lawyer who was overcharged for railway tickets by mere pennies has won compensation after a 22-year-long case. Tungnath Chaturvedi, from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, sued after he was charged an extra 20 rupees (around €0.24 or £0.21) for two tickets in 1999, the BBC reports.
Manufacturers of women's clothing in Iran have been threatened with closure if they persist in using "loud" colours. Iran's ministry of industry and trade has "emphasised that manufacturers should not use loud colours", according to the head of Iran's fashion and clothing organisation.
Pop star Taylor Swift has appealed against a judge's ruling permitting a trial over claims she plagiarised lyrics for her hit song Shake It Off. Swift's lawyers argued the judgment was “unprecedented” and said that the case was based on phrases that are commonly used.
A dummy of Frankenstein's monster held at the V&A in London has led to a trans-Atlantic ownership row after a museum in the US called for it to be repatriated. The seven foot wooden mannequin is based on the actor Boris Karloff, who played the monster in his films in the 1930s and 40s.
A police force has been criticised after warning an internet celebrity over his famous out-of-tune renditions of popular songs. Hero Alom, from Bangaldesh, has almost two million followers on Facebook and nearly 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
A prison in Japan deprived an inmate of his half-rimmed glasses because they created a “menacing aura”. As a result, the prisoner suffered from headaches and bumped into others for months. Appalled at the treatment of the man, the Sapporo Bar Association complained to Tsukigata Prison ab
A cat has been fined nearly £100 for trespassing in a neighbour's garden. Ñirka, a young tortoiseshell cat, was spotted in the garden twice while owner Ramon Correa was on holiday.
A town mayor — who happens to be a miniature Shetland pony — has been effectively barred from his local pub over a planning row. Councillors in Cockington, a village in south-east England, made Patrick the pony their honorary mayor in a widely-publicised ceremony last month.
A passenger on a flight from Indonesia to Australia has been fined $1,874 after a police dog sniffed out two McMuffins and a ham croissant in his possession. The passenger failed to declare the McDonald’s breakfast order before arriving at Darwin Airport in Australia's Northern Territory.