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Two boys are facing prosecution after allegedly spraying other kids with "silly string", the colourful plastic string often seen at children's birthday parties. Police in Cape Coral, Florida challenged the pair after complaints from the parents of their alleged victims, who were not injured, WINK-TV

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A man who fraudulently used Covid relief funds to buy a collectible Pokémon trading card for roughly $57,800 (around £43,900) has been jailed. Vinath Oudomsine, 31, applied for funding from a Covid support scheme on behalf of a fake company and received $85,000, most of which he spent o

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A Spanish TV station has apologised after a quiz show asked contestants to guess the street value of a gram of cocaine. Atrapame Se Podes, or Catch Me if You Can, a popular show in Galicia, features topical questions and a prize pot of €25,000.

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A Congolese man has married triplets after they proposed to him simultaneously. The mononymic Luwizo told Afrimax English he thought he "was dreaming".

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A record-breaking cache of weapons seized by Spanish police and believed to be linked to terrorism were just movie props, it has emerged. Police believed they had successfully traced the weapons used in a 2014 attack on a Jewish museum in Belgium to an antiques store in Bilbao, where they found arou

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A politician has received a surprise birthday cake while in the dock. Julius Malema, leader of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party, was in court in the city of East London charged with firing an automatic rifle in 2018.

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People who antagonise alligators will face tougher penalties under a new law. The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill to raise penalties for those who also try to feed the animals.

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The hourly tolling of two church bells has enraged a woman who is suing her council to have the practice stopped. Retired secretary Martine Wephre lives five metres from St Didier church in Aujeurres, north of Dijon in France. She said the tolling of the bells has driven her mad.

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A student has been caught with a Bluetooth device surgically implanted in his ear to enable him to cheat in a medical exam. The Indian man used the device during his last attempt at passing a test. It was linked to a phone in a hidden pocket of his trousers.

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The Queen's representative in Canada has told anti-vax protesters to stop asking her to dissolve the federal government. In a statement, the office of governor-general Mary Simon said it was aware of "misinformation" on social media encouraging citizens to contact the governor-general to "register v

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A man who allegedly used an illegal signal jammer to stop his kids from going online at night is facing prosecution after inadvertently disrupting internet access for his entire town. France's National Frequency Agency (ANFR) launched an investigation after a mobile phone operator reported night-tim

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The Calabrian mafia has allegedly been converting cocaine into “coal” to avoid alerting the authorities when importing the product from Colombia. The supposed scheme emerged after 65 people were arrested, including two police officers.

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A nearly 140-year-old copy of writings by Friedrich Engels, the lifetime brother-in-arms of Karl Marx, has been returned to a library decades after it went missing. The 1883 collection of Engels' writings went missing in the 1960s after being borrowed from the city library in Mönchengladbach in

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A police officer rapped by a judge for drinking a can of Coca-Cola while appearing in court by video link has been ordered to distribute 100 cans to local lawyers. The officer, who was giving evidence to Gujarat High Court in western India, was spotted sipping from the can at the start of the hearin

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A courthouse dramatically went into lockdown after suspicious packages on its doorstep were reported to police – which turned out to be from Taco Bell. Police set up a perimeter around the federal courthouse in Tuscaloosa, Alabama after employees raised the alarm, blocking adjacent streets to

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