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Belgium's former king will be fined €5,000 a day until he agrees to take part in a court-ordered paternity test. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013, was ordered last year to submit to a DNA test after a woman claiming to be his daughter took out court proceedings.

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The heiress to a famous German biscuit company has come under fire for saying the company "did nothing wrong" by using slave labour in the Nazi era. Verena Bahlsen, 25, is an entrepreneur and the great-granddaughter of Hermann Bahlsen, creator of the Choco-Leibniz biscuits produced by the Bahlsen co

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An advertising worker was injured after falling from a billboard advertising a personal injury law firm. David Fricker, 49, was working on a billboard advertising the services of law firm Cellino & Barnes before falling more than three metres onto a rooftop below.

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A celebrity actress has called on women to take part in a "sex strike" following the introduction of strict new abortion laws in parts of the US. Alyssa Milano, who popularised the #MeToo hashtag nearly two years ago, said abstaining from sex was a "way for people who have the potential to get pregn

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A cardinal climbed down a manhole to restore power for hundreds of people who had been left without electricity for a week. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski said the move was a "desperate gesture" as the 400 occupants of the building were left "without even the possibility of operating the refrigerators".

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A brewery is being sued by famous rock band Guns N' Roses over its fruit beer called "Guns N' Rosé". The band, who had a slew of major hits in the late '80s and early '90s, is seeking damages from Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado for harm to its "trademarks, trade name, business reputation and

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A public park has introduced designated zones for drug dealers after several failed bids to ban them altogether. The manager of the Görlitzer Park in Berlin, Cengiz Demirci, said the "pink zones" would help families and other park visitors feel less intimidated by the dealers.

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A woman pulled a foot-long alligator from her trousers after being pulled over by police for running through a stop sign. Dozens of small turtles were also recovered from the vehicle after the traffic stop in Charlotte County, Florida.

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Magic mushrooms would be effectively decriminalised under proposals set to be put to a local referendum. Citizens of Denver in the US state of Colorado will be asked to vote on a measure banning officials from "spending resources to impose criminal penalties" for the use or possession of the psyched

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A woman who allegedly trespassed at CIA headquarters four times while asking to speak to "Agent Penis" has been arrested. Jennifer G. Hernandez, 58, first showed up in April claiming that she had applied for a job with the CIA and was told to come directly to the facility.

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A shocked motorist protested his innocence after failing a roadside breathalyser test because he ate a durian. The notoriously stinky fruit apparently registered a false positive for alcohol, and the man was cleared after submitting a blood sample.

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A man is accused of flushing his grandparents' ashes down the toilet after his mother kicked him out the house. Thomas Wells, 33, was charged with abuse of corpses and criminal mischief.

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A wanted man who corrected the spelling of his own name in a police appeal on Facebook has been jailed. Micah Thompson, 31, left a comment on the South Yorkshire Police page after they appealed for information about the whereabouts of "Micha" Thompson.

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A prestigious gallery inadvertently launched a protest movement after removing an artwork showing a young woman suggestively eating a banana. The newly-installed head of the National Museum in Warsaw said the 1973 video is obscene and harmful to young people.

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A former pub landlord who converted his premises into a home for his family must now return the property to a drinking establishment, the local authority has said. Robert Easton-Park ran the Tally Ho pub for 25 years but gave up the licence two years ago due to increased costs and a significant

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