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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of selling a fake magical "Aladdin's lamp" to a doctor for nearly €81,000. The unwitting buyer, a doctor in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, was promised it would bring health, wealth and good fortune, RTÉ reports.

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A woman has been told to remove Halloween decorations that depict pole dancing skeletons. Angela Nava is going up against her homeowner's association in Richmond, Texas, after complaints were made over her "inappropriate" decorations.

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A woman impersonated a prosecutor in order to file fake documents with a court that declared a stalking and drug possession case against her had been dropped. Lisa Landon, 33, of Littleton, a town in New Hampshire, attracted the attention of prosecutors after a state forensic examiner who was to per

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Thieves have stolen half a tonne of grapes from a vineyard, the equivalent of 350 bottles of white wine, or £3,300. When workers arrived at the Coteau Rougemont vineyard in a wooded area in Quebec, Canada, there was nothing left to pick.

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A law firm is looking for a dog walker, on a salary of £30,000. The post of private assistant and dog walker is being advertised by litigation specialist Joseph Hage Aaronson.

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An undercover police officer was beaten up by his colleagues after they mistook him for a protestor. Riot police in Jambi, Indonesia have been filmed violently beating people protesting the country's job creation law.

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A reader spotted this sign in St Andrews in Scotland and wonders if the tree surgeons are former police officers.

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A prominent journalist has been suspended by a US magazine after he was allegedly spotted masturbating in a Zoom meeting, unaware that his camera was on. Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best-known legal commentators in the US, was supposed to be representing the country's courts in a New Yorker election

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A school pupil who appeared to have been kidnapped at gunpoint during a Zoom class was only playing a prank, police have said. High school students across the US have been faking their kidnappings as part of a new "Zoomnapping" trend which has gone viral on social media.

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A senior Brazilian politician was found with cash stuffed in his underpants when police raided his house in connection with the alleged theft of Covid-19 funds. Senator Chico Rodrigues, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, resigned as the government's deputy leader in the senate after the embarrassi

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Westminster taps will run dry tomorrow after parliamentary authorities ordered a ban on alcohol sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said there would be no alcohol served in any of the House of Commons bars or restaurants for the "foreseeable future".

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Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar, whose Kick-Ass series spawned two Hollywood movies, has finally fought off years-long litigation based on outlandish allegations of plagiarism. American writer Michael Bennett claimed that Mr Millar plagiarised large elements of his own virtually-unknown serie

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Belgium has said it will invoke a 350-year-old treaty allowing for Flemish fishermen to fish in British waters if a post-Brexit fishing deal cannot be struck. The charter, which was rediscovered in Belgian archives in the 1960s, was issued by King Charles II in 1666 as thanks to the city of Bruges f

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A leading member of the parody Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is facing up to six years in prison for alleged illegal political activities. Mikhail Iosilevich, the Russian head of the fake religion whose followers call themselves "Pastafarians", is accused of links to a banned Russian opposi

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A pregnant woman who went into labour minutes into her bar exam managed to complete the crucial test despite giving birth halfway through. Illinois woman Brianna Hill was originally due to sit the test much earlier in her pregnancy in July, but it was moved to October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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