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A Moroccan rapper is facing up to two years in jail in connection with a song allegedly insulting the police. Mohamed Mounir, widely known as Gnawi, was arrested at the start of the month and charged with "offending" public officials and public bodies.

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A sharp rise in the price of tomatoes has led to farmers in Pakistan hiring round-the-clock guards to watch over their crop. The price of tomatoes sky-rocketed to 350 rupees (£1.75) per kilogram, more than five times the previous price, after Pakistan banned tomato imports from Iran, India and

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Prison authorities have captured an inmate's cat which was being used to smuggle drugs into the jail. In CCTV footage released online, guards at a penal colony in the Russian republic of Tatarstan chase after a cat as it races towards the prison building.

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Three neighbouring towns have voted in close-fought referendums to legalise alcohol sales after decades-long bans. A handful of US states, particularly in the south, allow local communities to ban the sale of alcohol after a so-called "dry/wet" referendum.

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A mother-of-five faces up to three months in jail after failing to return library books for two years. Melinda Sanders-Jones checked out two books in 2017 but forgot about them until she visited the same library to use the printer.

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Police officers who have been trained to look out for "green tongues" as evidence of cannabis use have fallen for "junk science", lawyers have said. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) continues to list a "possible green coating on the tongue" as an indicator of cannabis use in

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A life sentence prisoner has failed to persuade judges that he should be released because he "momentarily died" in his cell after falling ill. Benjamin Schreiber, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1997 and sentenced to life in prison without parole, fell seriously ill in 2015 and had to be

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A building in Moscow where 50,000 people were sentenced to death under Stalin is at the centre of a dispute over plans to turn it into a perfume shop and restaurant. Victims of Stalin’s Great Terror were taken to the three-storey court building on Nikolskaya Street, near the Kremlin to be told

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A man from Donegal has avoided jail after agreeing to play the fiddle at an event for the man he assaulted. Francis Cunningham, 40, pleaded guilty at Glenties District Court to a charge of assault causing harm to Eamon McMahon, the Donegal Democrat reports.

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The auction house Christie's is being sued over the $39 million sale of a large pink diamond named Princie, “a priceless treasure” from India. Descendants of an Italian senator claim that the stone was illegally sold to a member of the Qatari royal family and are seeking its return, The

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Judges in the German capital have been forced to switch back to photocopiers and fax machines due to a catastrophic failure in their hopelessly outdated computer system. Computers at the Kammergericht, the highest state court for Berlin, are still using the Windows 95 operating system, which Microso

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Unesco has apologised to an artist whose nude sculptures were covered up with a thong and a nappy. Stéphane Simon, 45, designed the nude statues in the pose of men and women taking a selfie with an invisible mobile phone.

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McDonald's has apologised for promoting a Halloween dessert with the slogan "Sundae Bloody Sundae". The fast food chain said the ad campaign in Portugal was not meant to be an "insensitive reference to any historical event".

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to open a bank account with a '$1 million' bill. Staff at a Pinnacle Bank branch in Lincoln, Nebraska, said he presented the bill to a teller and claimed it was real despite employees telling him no such bill exists, the Lincoln Journal-Star rep

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A funeral ended on an unexpected high note after mourners unknowingly ingested hash cake. Police are investigating the culinary mix-up that led to the cannabis-infused confection being served at the restaurant hosting a funeral party after a burial.

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