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Nearly a million public sector workers in India have been forced to swear off alcohol for life by their state's prohibitionist leader. Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the northeast state of Bihar, ordered all employees of the state to take a lifelong pledge to steer clear of alcohol, The Times repor

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Young men are turning towards a life of crime because of male TV and film characters being recast as women, an MP has suggested. Nick Fletcher, the Conservative MP for Don Valley, cited the examples of "Doctor Who, the Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker and The Equalizer all replaced by women".

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A woman was thrown out of a hotel at night with her young granddaughter after leaving the place a three-star review online. The Baymont Inn & Suite in Helen, a small city in the US state of Georgia, called the police after 63-year-old Susan Leger logged the average review with a booking website.

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A learner driver who allegedly drove to his practical driving exam because he was running late is facing police investigation. The unnamed 37-year-old man arrived at the test centre in Bergheim, near the German city of Cologne, in an Opel Zafira which he parked out front.

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Prosecutors would find it harder to use rap lyrics as evidence of alleged crimes under legislation proposed in New York. Two members of the New York State Senate have proposed a bill following controversy over the conviction of rappers in trials where their lyrics were used as evidence.

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A senior politician charged with cleaning up Norway's expenses system has resigned a month in after being embroiled in an expenses scandal. Eva Kristin Hansen, 48, was elected as president of the Storting, Norway's parliament, just six weeks ago, but is now facing a police investigation for alleged

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A millionaire German shepherd is selling a nearly $32 million Miami mansion that previously belonged to Madonna. Undoubtedly one of the richest dogs in the world, Gunther VI benefits from a $500 million fortune inherited from his grandfather, Gunther IV (also a dog).

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A doctor who wrote fake prescriptions to get free viagra for the benefit of his extramarital affair could be struck off. Dr Harsit Tejura, a consultant gynaecologist in Cardiff, Wales, risked his career to obtain 30 packs of viagra pills worth about £360, the BBC reports.

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A woman who allegedly tried to hire an assassin to kill her ex-husband through a transparently fake website called RentAHitman.com has been arrested. The website, which tells visitors it is "no longer affiliated with the Donald J. Trump, CIA, SIS, Diners Club, the Illuminati and Rudolph Giulian

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A lawyer was arrested after removing his trousers in a courthouse because they were setting off a metal detector. Pittsburgh lawyer Jeffrey Pollock, 59, became frustrated with security guards at a family court building after they refused to let him enter due to alerts from the metal detector.

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Three tonnes of oysters worth around €20,000 have been stolen from a French oyster farm amid rising prices for the molluscs. The theft from the Huîtres de Trousse Chemise farm is the second major oyster theft on the Ile de Ré in the past two weeks, The Times reports.

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Coffee breaks don't count as work, a court in Italy has ruled – despite espresso being so ingrained in the country's work culture. After a 10-year legal battle, Italy's Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who broke her wrist during her coffee break did not suffer a workplace accident.

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A train driver is suing his employer after it docked 28p from his wages because his train was late by a single minute. West Japan Railway Company said a strict “no work, no pay” principle applies to the incident from June last year.

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A brothel is playing its part in the fight against Covid-19 by opening a vaccination clinic and offering punters a free session in exchange for a shot. Fun Palast in Vienna said those who come for a jab will receive a €40 voucher, enough to spend 30 minutes in its "sex-star sauna club", CNN rep

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A woman who claimed to have forgotten about her divorce has narrowly avoided jail after trying to claim her late ex-husband's estate. Bernadette O'Loughlin, 56, pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to using a form to get letters of administration to Keith O'Loughlin's estate, despite divorcin

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