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A church in the Netherlands has held a continuous prayer service for more than a month – in aid of a refugee family facing imminent deportation – as police are unable to raid places of worship under Dutch law. The Armenian family had its asylum requested dismissed on appeal after it was

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A town council has scrapped its long-standing ban on snowball fights after a sustained campaign by a local nine-year-old. Dane Best, who lives in Severance, a small town in the US state of Colorado, found out about the obscure, largely unenforced law during a school trip to town hall.

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Public authorities have intervened to prevent a French couple from naming their baby boy Griezmann Mbappe after France's two World Cup winners. The couple have been referred to the French public prosecutor, according to the mayor of Brive-la-Gaillarde, a small town in southwest France.

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Three US police officers are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating up a protester who turned out to be an undercover cop. Dustin Boone, 35, Randy Hayes, 31, and Christopher Myers, 27, are accused of beating a 22-year-old black police officer so badly that he couldn't eat and lost around nine

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A man who had a heart attack after reading a false missile alert has taken legal action. James Sean Shields claimed the warning was a factor contributing to his medical emergency, while his girlfriend, Brenda Reichel, joined the suit on the basis she suffered emotional upset.

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A wedding photographer who allegedly had sex with one of the wedding guests and then urinated outside the venue has been arrested. Katherine Mehta, 26, has been charged with obstruction and public intoxication after the photography gig went drastically wrong.

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An Irish football club has apologised after it falsely reported the death of one of its players in order to postpone a match. Dublin club Ballybrack FC told the Leinster Senior League that Fernando Nuno La-Fuente had been killed in a road traffic accident, when he had in fact returned to his native

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A man who laughed and swore at police who couldn't find drugs on him was later found to be hiding a bag of cocaine in his penis. James Mason, 21, told officers "f**k off, you're not searching me" and then, after a search, "ha ha, told you I had f**k all on us, you mugs".

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The University of St Andrews has launched court action against a company which is selling its own version of the university's iconic red gown at a discount. The university sells gowns for £159 each, but an Australian company called Churchill Gowns is now offering red "St Andrews" gowns online

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Pagans who attempted to worship at Stonehenge have been found guilty of breaking rules restricting their access to the ancient site. Maryam Halcrow, 56, who says she is a witch, Lisa Mead, 52, who identifies as a druid and Angela Grace, 46, entered the circle without reasonable excuse.

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A priest who embezzled €120,000 from his church because of an online scam has confessed to his congregation. Pastor Bernard Gawlytta confessed his guilt to churchgoers after a Sunday service and has now been removed from his post.

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A small village of just 120 people has slapped over 58,000 drivers with speeding tickets in just the 10 days after installing traffic cameras. Temporary cameras were installed in Acquetico, an Italian village on the border with France, after locals complained about cars speeding through.

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A care assistant who said his fear of nappies constituted a disability has lost a discrimination case against his employer. The Irish worker, who cannot be named, was on sick leave for over three years before his dismissal on the grounds of incapacity last year.

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A woman celebrated the conclusion of her divorce by blowing up her wedding dress in an explosion felt 15 miles away. Texas woman Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler, 43, gathered her friends for a "divorce party" after the legal end of her marriage, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Police have seized a two-month-old lion cub after stopping a Lamborghini whose driver was snapping selfies with the animal. The 33-year-old man reportedly told officers that it was "just a cat", but he failed to persuade them and was arrested.

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