A man has been fined €500 (around £450) for deliberately farting in front of police officers. The police force in Vienna, Austria, took to social media to defend their decision after the news was broken by a local paper.
A conservationist who was sacked for refusing to shoot two bear cubs has won a legal battle against his dismissal. Bryce Casavant, a conservation officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was despatched in 2015 to deal with reports of a bear eating rubbish and food.
Polish troops inadvertently invaded and occupied part of neighbouring Czechia last month. A checkpoint manned by armed Polish soldiers was discovered by an astonished Czech construction worker on his way to a small chapel near the border in late May.
Police have investigated a child after he asked whether he could use toy banknotes in a shop The fake euro note used by the eight-year-old boy in a Swiss village shop was Chinese joss paper “spirit money”, used at funerals.
A pair of prison escapees have reportedly left behind a note promising to return after dealing with family business. The prisoners, 40-year-old Davad Zukanovic and 46-year-old Lil Ahmetovic, allegedly escaped the prison just outside Rome, Italy earlier this month.
Plans by the billionaire ruler of Dubai to build a lodge at his Scottish Highland retreat have been refused by councillors. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum wanted to develop the building at Inverinate in Wester Ross to house his large family.
An Italian priest was detained for five hours after being caught bringing half a dozen mobile phones into a maximum-security prison known for holding mafia prisoners. Father Pierangelo Marchi was searched and interrogated after setting off a metal detector on his way into the Carinola prison near Na
Four people have been arrested after breaking into a historic courthouse in an abortive coup attempt in western Australia. Members of a group called New Westralia smashed their way into a 180-year-old courthouse in the small town of York and declared their authority over western Australia, WAtoday r
Divorces have risen sharply in Saudi Arabia during the coronavirus pandemic, apparently driven by women discovering that their husbands are secret polygamists. A record 7,482 divorces were carried out in February, a 30 per cent year-on-year increase, with local lawyers crediting restrictions on move
A man has been arrested after throwing a pickle at a construction worker from a moving car. The incident took place on the border of the US states of Vermont and Massachusetts on Monday evening, the Boston Herald reports.
Visitors have been welcomed back to theme parks in Japan, but strictly banned from screaming on roller coasters. As the country begins to emerge from coronavirus-related restrictions, a group of 30 theme park operators have issued guidance on safe opening.
A senior doctor is facing disciplinary action after agreeing to hold a banana between his thighs while a young nurse tried to peel it with her mouth. The nurse, one of many Filipino staff at Tübingen University Hospital in Germany, has insisted that they were playing a popular parlour game from
Two machete-wielding men who were hired to fulfil a bizarre sex fantasy broke into the wrong man's house after an unfortunate mix-up. The men were hired online by Australian man Kevin Costello to break into his home, tie him up in his underwear and touch him with a broom.
A six-year-long court battle over the sound of cowbells on a small dairy farm in rural Bavaria has finally come to an end. Legal proceedings were brought against the farm near Munich by a couple who moved in next door in 2011 and said the cowbells were too loud and disrupted their sleep.