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Police have arrested a parrot which was trained to act as a lookout for drug dealers. The parrot had apparently been trained to shout "mum, the police!" on spotting officers and was seized during a drug raid on Monday.

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A university professor who taught his students to make ecstasy, amphetamines and synthetic cannabis is facing prosecution. The professor of pharmaceutical science, whose studies focus on dangerous and illegal drugs, took the students' product into his possession afterwards.

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Dozens of people who were allegedly involved in breaking bones and staging car accidents as part of a massive insurance fraud have been arrested. Thirty-four suspects are accused of taking part in a major scam whereby they inflicted serious injuries on people in exchange for part of their insurance

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An Orthodox priest in Russia has been relocated to a remote village in a bizarre act of punishment after his wife won a beauty pageant. Sergei Zotov was dismissed from his post and sent to a village of just 4,000 people around 65 kilometres away.

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A judge was excused from jury duty after pointing out he was the judge presiding over the case in question. Judge Keith Cutler said he would have have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as juror on another case, but in this case it "would be inappropriate seeing I happened to be the judge and knew all

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A grown man whose parents allegedly binned his pornography collection, worth tens of thousands of pounds, has launched a court case against them. The 40-year-old had previously reported his parents to the police, but prosecutors in the US state of Indiana declined to press charges.

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A fertility doctor illegally used his own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests have revealed. Dr Jan Karbaat, whose children are known as"Karbaatkinderen", impregnated the women at a clinic near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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A police officer is facing an internal investigation after turning up to a breathalyser training class while drunk. The officer volunteered to take part in a demonstration of the technology, which showed his blood alcohol level content was 80 mg per 100 millilitres.

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A family-owned brewery has triumphed over the makers of TV blockbuster Game of Thrones in a trade mark dispute over its "Game of Stones" beer. In much less dramatic scenes than the televised conflict over the Iron Throne of Westeros, a judge ruled that customers would only associate the beer and the

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A woman who called the police to report someone had broken into her home was left red-faced after cops identified the "burglar" as a Roomba. She told emergency services that she could see shadows moving under her bathroom door - but it turned out to be her robotic vacuum cleaner.

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Prison authorities in Russia have reinstated yoga classes for inmates after insisting they would not somehow turn them gay. The classes, introduced last year, were briefly suspended after the country's prosecutor-general launched an investigation into claims by an influential religious scholar that

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A suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and eaten by a pride of lions after illegally entering a national park. Park rangers launched a search of the Kruger National Park in South Africa after men claiming to be his accomplices told his family that he had been killed.

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A pair of identical twins who refuse to admit which one is the father of a child have both been ordered to pay child maintenance. The child's paternity cannot be established by DNA test because the two possible fathers are identical twins, BBC News reports.

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The judiciary in Zimbabwe has spent £120,000 on new powdered wigs in a move that has drawn widespread scepticism. The African country is in the midst of economic crisis, struggling with its highest inflation rate since 2008 and widespread fuel and medicine shortages.

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A senior citizens' lunch went awry after unsuspecting elderly guests were fed cannabis-infused brownies. Police were called to the scene after guests reported feeling dizzy and disoriented, and some were experiencing nausea and vomiting.

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