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Glasgow School of Art has failed to claim back £500,000 in tax after a court ruled that a door between two buildings could not be classified as a fire exit. The art school, whose world-famous Mackintosh Building has burned down twice in four years, had wrongly reclaimed VAT on the door.

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Two men allegedly tried to use a blowtorch to break into an ATM – but instead welded it shut. The Florida men were apparently trying to break open the machine, on Okaloosa Island, Fox News reports.

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Dozens of ice cream trucks have been seized by authorities in a major crackdown on traffic law violations. A total of 46 trucks were seized as part of "Operation Meltdown" in New York City, CNN reports.

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Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, could be recruited into the fight against terrorism under plans backed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany's interior ministry is pushing for new laws to allow federal and regional authorities to access "the data captured by these devices".

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A customer at a Mexican fast food chain called the police after being informed they were out of taco shells. Although police agreed that the lack of both hard and soft taco shells was "truly a travesty", they said it was out of their control.

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Authorities in Uganda have cracked down on the consumption and sale of alcohol in plastic sachets as a public health measure. The government ban was introduced two years ago, but small packets of spirits were still common in the African country until 1 June.

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A vet has been suspended from the register for six months after stealing a newborn puppy and telling its rightful owners that it died. Zahra Rafiq, 29, delivered a litter of six French bulldogs but told owner Safinah Mhagrh, 29, that five had been delivered and one had died, The Times reports.

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A convicted criminal made gaffe after gaffe after accidentally shooting himself in the testicles while smuggling drugs in his rectum, police say. Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, 27, is believed to have been carrying a pistol in his front jeans pocket when it accidentally discharged, sending a bullet through

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A motorist was spared a costly fine after a white dove passed in front of speed cameras at the perfect moment. Police in the German city of Viersen joked that the "Holy Spirit", often represented by a dove, had intervened to stop them identifying the driver of the car.

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A man was arrested after allegedly giving a fake name to police while wearing a lanyard with his real name around his neck. According to police, Markel Towner, 26, said his name was "Deangelo Towns" even though a lanyard around his neck clearly read "Markel Towner".

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The owner of a replica of Noah's Ark has sued its insurer for refusing to cover water damage – caused by a flood. Ark Encounter, the owner of the 510-foot long replica of the biblical vessel in Northern Kentucky, said that the heavy rains of 2017 and 2018 caused about $1 million in damages to

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A village mayor has proposed offering free Viagra to young couples to help repopulate local schools. In a decree, Jean Debouzy, mayor of Montereau in north-central France, said he is "in favour of the distribution of little blue pills".

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A dead woman was within her rights to disinherit two of her children who accused her of witchcraft. The late mother-of-three lawfully removed her sons Francisco and Jorge Javier from her will, the Supreme Court of Spain has ruled.

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Three schoolchildren who sued a shop for defamation after being accused of stealing and opening a packet of biscuits have won their case. The children, cousins, claimed a member of staff had loudly accused them of stealing a multipack of Happy Hippo biscuits from an Iceland in Finglas, Dublin, The I

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Pop singer Ariana Grande is being sued by a photographer for posting a picture of herself on Instagram without permission. Robert Barbera is seeking up to $50,000 (around €44,860) in damages, claiming that Ms Grand did not ask for permission or pay to use two photos he took.

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