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Romania's parliament has sanctioned an MP who was filmed fighting a parliamentary colleague and seemingly attempting to bite his face. Dan Vîlceanu, a former government minister who now sits as an independent MP, will have his salary halved for the next six months and his speaking time reduced

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The future of Elvis Presley's famous Graceland mansion is in doubt after his granddaughter launched legal proceedings to prevent it from being auctioned. Riley Keough – herself a well-known actress – is suing Naussany Investments, which claims that the mansion was used as collateral on a

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A law student has spoken of developing an addiction to cheese so debilitating that she had no choice but to spend around $12,000 on a two-week stint in rehab. Adela Cojab told the New York Post that she would "literally just eat a block of cheese with my hands" almost every day, because it was "the

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A legislator attempted to prevent a bill from being passed by physically grabbing the papers and attempting to run away with them in dramatic scenes in Taiwan's parliament. The MP, who has been dubbed the "Bill Bandit", is seen fighting his way through a crowd of other lawmakers to remove the bill f

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The German government has rejected calls for a price cap on doner kebabs amid uncontrolled "dönerflation". Once available for just €3 (around £2.6), the average price of a doner kebab has more than doubled in the past two years, Euronews reports.

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Tacos and burritos are a type of sandwich, a judge has ruled. In a ruling which has raised eyebrows among sandwich connoisseurs, a judge in Fort Wayne, Indiana said plans to open a taco restaurant did not breach a commitment to only serve "'made-to-order' or 'subway-style' sandwiches".

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A police department is being sued after making jail inmates pay for ice cream, candyfloss and laser tag for staff and their families. Black Hawk County Sheriff's Department in Waterloo, Iowa is among US police departments which controversially bill arrestees for the cost of their stay in jail.

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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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