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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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A police officer made an arrest while stark naked after recognising an on-the-run criminal in a sauna. The criminal, who had fled after being convicted of drugs offences and attempted assault on an official, is now safely in police custody.

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Voters on a small Canadian island will have to choose between candidates Matthew MacKay and Matthew MacKay at the ballot box this month. The provincial election vote in Prince Edward Island is set for April 23, but the candidates in the district of Kensington-Malpeque share the same name.

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A religious order has been told to reinstate a historic castle folly that it partly demolished. The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary had demolished almost the entire 19th century folly on the grounds of the former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork.

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A man who alleges that his ex-supervisor repeatedly farted at him is set to hear whether his bid for £1 million in damages from his former employer will succeed. David Hingst, 56, sued his company over the conduct of his former colleague Greg Short, who he says used to "fart behind me and walk

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An amateur footballer who attacked a referee for giving him two yellow cards has been jailed for six months. The player had already been made subject to a ten-year ban on playing football.

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An army rifleman was reprimanded after going on a killing spree – in a virtual battlefield. In the computer game which soldiers are required to train on, he shot dead a comrade and destroyed vehicles in order to kill others.

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A man accused of "butchering" a tree near his property has been ordered to pay £21,000 under proceeds of crime legislation. Samuel Wilson, 40, added £21,000 to the value of his home by illegally chopping back a tree that was subject to a preservation order, The Times reports.

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A far-right politician opposed to compulsory vaccination of children has contracted chicken pox. Massimiliano Fedriga, a member of Italy's League party, has been placed under observation, La Repubblica reports.

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A woman has been charged with drug offences after allegedly handing out cannabis-infused cookies during a St Patrick's Day parade. Cathleen Krause, 57, was "visibly intoxicated" when arrested by police at the parade in Shawano, a small city in the US state of Wisconsin.

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