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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A man is challenging a parking ticket that he was given after the kerb was repainted red while he was away from his car. Desiree and Jeff Jolly said they have been parking in a space at the corner of Larkin and Union streets in San Francisco for the last 25 years. However, last week they discovered

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Fake violinists using pre-recorded music to solicit donations on the street have become a "nationwide problem", US police have said. Police forces in Maryland, Connecticut and Michigan are among those which have warned the public to be aware of "scam violin players".

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A man has launched a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a retailer over its alleged failure to honour its promised lifetime guarantee on socks. Missouri man Kent Slaughter bought a dozen pairs of the "Redhead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose Wool Socks" between 2014 and 2021 and spent years bringing

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A police commissioner who vowed to crack down on speeding has been given a six-month driving ban for speeding. Nottinghamshire's Conservative PCC Caroline Henry was caught breaking the speed limit five times in just 12 weeks.

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A woman who failed to declare a half-eaten Subway sandwich at customs has been fined more than £1,500. Jessica Lee, 19, forgot about the chicken and lettuce sandwich she bought in Singapore as she travelled back to Australia.

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Discerning thieves who allegedly stole 45 bottles of wine worth €1.6 million from a high-class restaurant have been arrested after a nine-month hunt. The couple, who have not been named, were apprehended in Croatia in connection with the lucrative heist from Spanish hotel and restaurant Atrio,

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A cannabis farm in Wishaw was raided after police caught a whiff of its distinctive smell — from their police station next door. A total of 118 plants and 99 seedlings worth more than £70,000 were recovered from the warehouse neighbouring the town's cop shop, the Daily Record reports.

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A group of nuns have prevailed in a legal battle over the ownership of a 15th-century convent. A court in Palma de Mallorca found in favour of the nuns, who had been in a dispute with the Bishop of Mallorca.

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A robber who wrote his name and address on the back of a stolen scratch card before handing it in has been jailed. Wayne Sullivan, 38, was caught three days after raiding a shop when he claimed a €5,000 prize three days later, the Irish Independent reports.

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A yoga teacher has been arrested for "illegal missionary activity" under Russia's new anti-terrorism laws. Dmitry Ugay, 44, was arrested after giving a talk about the philosophy of yoga at a festival in St Petersburg, The Independent reports.

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