A man who set his dog on police officers and ordered it to "kill" was left disappointed after the Staffordshire bull terrier submitted instead to being petted by them. Michael Horne, from Kinross, was described by a judge as "imbecilic" after he made death threats to officers and tried to attack the
A man who allegedly took part in the storming of the US Capitol in January 2021 has been granted asylum in Belarus. Evan Neumann, who fled the US after he was charged with 14 offences including assault of a police officer, appeared on Belarusian state television yesterday, CNN reports.
A shoe shop has has appealed to a bungling thief to "do the right thing" and return 20 stolen shoes – all of them for left feet only. A reward of $5,000 (around €4,500) has been offered by the Miami-based store for the return of the shoes, which are of dubious resale value without their r
A cyclist who reported a motorist to police for allegedly using his phone behind the wheel is facing a £1,000 fine for his trouble. Bristol cyclist Tom Bosanquet, 42, submitted footage from his headcam to an online portal for reporting road traffic offences after spotting a motorist with a pho
The president of Kazakhstan has proposed constitutional reforms to limit his power. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev would like to see the country switch from 'superpresidential' rule to mere presidential rule, with a strong parliament.
Ed Sheeran's High Court copyright cases has revealed that he and his co-writers earn about £5 million a year from the song in dispute, Shape of You, despite royalties being frozen. The case between Sheeran and rival songwriter Sami Chokri heard that when royalties for the song were frozen in M
Retaliatory Russian sanctions against US officials may have targeted President Joe Biden's late father by mistake, the White House has joked. White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointed out that the Russian sanctions list named "Joseph Robinette Biden" where it should have said "Joseph Robinette B
A motorist who led police on a 35-mile chase was found to be carrying a toy driving license from Legoland. After a long pursuit, a 21-year-old man was arrested by officers from Kent and London on suspicion of multiple driving and drug-related offences, KentOnline reports.
A former prison has found new life as a legal cannabis farm. What used to be Claremont Custody Centre in California is now a bustling business, with cannabis growing in the garden while staff make edibles in the kitchen and assemble pre-rolled joints in the mess hall.
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
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
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.
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