Non-psychoactive cannabis oil has been criminalised in Hong Kong as a "dangerous drug" on par with heroin. Though derived from cannabis, CBD products are legal in most of the world and have become a multi-billion dollar industry in recent years.
A woman allegedly used her position as a school official to steal more than $1.5 million worth of chicken wings. Over 11,000 cases of chicken wings were ordered using the school's funds between July 2020 and February 2022, according to prosecutors in the US city of Chicago.
A McDonald's restaurant beset with anti-social behaviour has turned to classical music in a novel bid to calm youngsters. A decision to play classical music in the evenings was taken after an incident where dozens of youths allegedly brawled, set off a fire extinguisher and threw signs and coins at
The singer Rick Astley is suing rapper Yung Gravy for allegedly impersonating his voice on a recent single. Astley's 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up is interpolated in Gravy's song Betty (Get Money).
A new bill to prevent members of the US Congress from trading and owning stocks has been introduced – and is entitled the Pelosi Act. Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act in an effort to once again stop lawmakers from trading
A woman who called a friend for help during a drunk driving arrest landed them both in hot water after police suspected she was drunk driving as well. The first woman, who was pulled over on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, "called a friend for help during the stop", police said.
Elton John's half-brother tried and failed to bring an enormous trident spear to his court appearance for possessing magic mushrooms. Geoff Dwight, 56, from Ruthin in north Wales, brought the long pole-shaped item to Llandudno Magistrates Court last week but was prevented by security guards from bri
A police force has denied embarrassing reports that a "woman screaming" in its own car park turned out to be one of its off-duty officers having sex with a colleague. Alarm bells were raised at the 79th precinct of the New York Police Department (NYPD) after a concerned citizen called 911 to report
Bringing cake to the office might make you popular, but is as harmful to your colleagues as passive smoking, the head of the UK's Food Standards Agency has said. Professor Susan Jebb told The Times that people tend to "undervalue the impact of the environment" in making choices.
A concert venue contractor is facing a lawsuit from a woman who drove home drunk and blew up four houses. Canadian woman Daniella Leis, 26, severed a gas line when she crashed her car on the way home from a Marilyn Manson concert, leading to an explosion which destroyed four homes.
Protesters in Sri Lanka have embarrassed police after responding to the deployment of water cannons by putting shampoo in their hair. Photos shared widely on social media show grinning protesters taking the novel move when confronted with water cannons at an anti-government protest in the city of Ja
German riot police officers were humiliated by a "mud wizard" during efforts to evict climate campaigners in video footage which has gone viral on social media. The abandoned village of Lützerath in Germany's western state of North Rhine-Westphalia has become the site of massive protests agains
A couple is set to go to court in defence of a rooster who has racked up thousands in fines for crowing too loudly. Jackie and Drew Tanenbaum, from Maryland, have been fined $4,800 (around £4,000) over Wilbur the rooster's crowing following a neighbour's complaints, local TV channel WTKR News
Slaughter and May has made its ‘Bring your Dog to Work Day’ permanent following a trial last summer. The firm allowed lawyers and staff to bring their dogs to work last year to alleviate stress.
Belarus has effectively legalised piracy of copyrighted content from "unfriendly countries", including films, TV shows and music. A new temporary copyright law has been approved by Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and comes into effect this week, according to the Russian office of Deutsche