And finally… stool pigeon

A suspected “spy pigeon” has been captured by Indian authorities in Kashmir close to the country’s border with Pakistan.

Security agencies are trying to establish whether the pigeon was trained in Pakistan to carry messages across the border, Sky News reports.

The bird was painted pink and had a ring “attached to one of its legs with some numbers on it”, a local police spokesperson said.

However, Kathua Police’s senior superintendent Shailendra Mishra admitted: “We can’t say [for sure] it was used for spying.”

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