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A judge has banned a man from shouting in his own flat. Solicitor Anika Jethwa told Dundee Sheriff Court that Gerrard Kelly, 41, shouts as a coping mechanism to deal with his “difficulties”.

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A prisoner facing a three-month jail sentence for making an improvised tattoo gun interrupted a judge yesterday to point out the maximum possible sentence was 30 days. James Kidd, 25, admitted having the banned item in Perth Prison in December 2017, which he had made from a spoon, a guitar string, a

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A church bell dedicated to Adolf Hitler can remain in place at a small German village, judges have ruled. However, the Koblenz Appeal Court said the local council had to go ahead with its plans to install an explanatory plaque.

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An American politician who employs hundreds of young teenagers has proposed a new law to scrap restrictions on child labour in his state. Republican Senator Chip Perfect's Senate Bill 342 would remove work permit requirements and working time restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds in Indiana.

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The Russian government has unveiled plans to allow officials to escape prosecution for bribery or other acts of corruption in "exceptional circumstances". Anti-corruption groups have derided the announced move from a country frequently ranked as one of the most corrupt in the world.

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Spanish airport authorities are searching for the owner of a private jet which has been parked for years. Nobody knows who owns the the McDonnell Douglas MD87 jet, big enough to seat up to 172 passengers, which is sitting in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport.

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A new app will let people know when they are in the vicinity of debtors. The app, called a "map of deadbeat debtors," flashes when the user is within 500 metres of an indebted person, giving them their precise location.

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Parents are hiring muscular men at a cost of between $450 and $1,790 a day – to protect their kids from bullies. The "uncles" come in different packages, the basic one provides a man in his 30s or 40s who will reportedly walk with the pupil to and from school while repelling bullies.

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A lawyer who twice forged her transcript in an attempt to land her dream job has been struck off. Jaya Anil Kumar, 30, doctored the transcript for her law degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) when applying to the Singapore Legal Service in 2013.

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A long-dead anti-Nazi resistance leader struck a blow for freedom when his statue toppled onto a fascist vandal who was trying to destroy the monument and broke his leg. In the incident described by the authorities in the Croatian coastal town of Split as “savage vandalism”, police said

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A devout Christian who was fired because she refused to work on Sundays has been awarded $21 million in damages. Marie Jean Pierre, 60, had her religious requirements accommodated by the Conrad Miami Hotel for nearly a decade.

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A young Enniskillen man who admitted driving without insurance swore at his mum in court after she revealed his previous conviction for speeding to the judge. Judge Peter Magill, sitting in Dungannon Magistrates' Court, doubled 19-year-old Nathan White's driving ban after his mother's intervention.

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A man who tried to smuggle a snake on a plane by stuffing it in his trousers was foiled by keen-eyed customs officials. The 43-year-old was spotted with "something in his trousers that did not belong there", officers at Berlin Schönefeld Airport said.

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A top Israeli attorney suspected of offering to help secure appointments to the bench in exchange for sex has been arrested. The unnamed man is alleged to have nominated a woman for appointment to a magistrates' court in exchange for sex.

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A Belfast man has been jailed after kicking a taxi driver out of his car and telling him "it's my turn to drive". Michael Mallon, 27, subjected the taxi driver to verbal abuse after being told the cost of the fare, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

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