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A teenager who broke into an airport and took two planes for a ride has been invited to train there as a pilot. The 13-year-old sneaked into the local airport and gave the planes a whirl, crashing the first into a guardrail and abandoning the other after taking it round in circles on the runway.

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Proposals to hike meat taxes in Germany – adding around 30 cents to the price of bratwurst – have been met with public outcry. Earlier this week, MPs from the Green Party and Social Democratic Party proposed raising the seven per cent rate of VAT on meat to 19 per cent.

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A convicted murderer who botched removing his ankle tag will likely need to have his leg amputated, prison authorities have said. The man was tracked down nearly two weeks after removing his ankle tag while on parole.

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A man has successfully sued magicians who failed to make his estranged wife return using "magic knowledge". The man, whose name has not been made public, hired the company after it promised in a TV advert that it could "return your wife or loved woman".

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A man who filmed himself throwing a fridge down a cliff while joking about "recycling" was ordered by police to drag it back up – by hand. Police made their own follow-up video of his Sisyphean effort and published it on Twitter, as well as slapping him with a €45,000 fine.

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A drug dealer who inadvertently incriminated himself by dealing in front of his own car's dashboard camera has been jailed. Scott Curtis, 45, has been jailed for two years and six months after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and producing cannabis.

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A man charged with car theft was arrested again after allegedly showing up to court in another stolen car. The 34-year-old was arrested just after attending court in a town near Adelaide, Australia on a charge of illegally using a motor vehicle.

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Confused police officers burst into the wrong home and ordered a bewildered young man to drop his boxers and lift up his testicles in a botched drug raid. The Gracey family – Joe, 60; Jacqueline, 56; Anthony, 23; Andrew, 32; and Ellie, 11 – were woken by the early morning raid, which abr

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A court in Peru has issued a written judgment in a language of the Quechua family, the main language family of the Inca Empire, for the first time. The ruling was handed down in a personal injury claim between two native speakers of Áncash Quechua, estimated to have around a million speakers

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Two women were promptly arrested after complaining to police that a hitman they hired had ripped them off. The 52-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter allegedly plotted with the daughter's 29-year-old boyfriend to find and kill the older woman's ex-partner.

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A defendant had his mouth taped shut on a judge's orders after repeatedly interrupting his sentencing hearing. The tape was only removed after the man's lawyer suggested he could simply be removed from the courtroom instead.

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An angry Cork judge postponed sentencing for a man found guilty of threatening behaviour after he turned up to court wearing shorts. Judge Olann Kelleher, putting the case back to Friday, said: "You cannot come to court in shorts."

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An illegal factory allegedly producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis has been shut down by police. The father and son owners of the workshop were arrested following the raid and have been charged with industrial property offences.

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A pair of tourists visiting Venice were fined and asked to leave the city after making coffee on the steps of the Rialto Bridge. The two backpackers, 32 and 35, fell foul of the city's new public order laws, which seek to address problems associated with the city's high levels of tourism through mea

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A farmer has been fined more than £2,000 for damage to an ancient earthwork which he tried and failed to blame on his sheep. Richard Pugh, 35, admitted that he damaged Offa's Dyke, which follows the ancient border between England and Wales, with his farm equipment.

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