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Rock and roll star Tina Turner has launched legal proceedings against a tribute act who she claims looks too much like her. Lawyers for the 81-year-old star say concertgoers could be misled by posters for Simply the Best – The Tina Turner Story because its star looks so much like the real deal

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Wild hamsters who terrorise the dead have won a stay of execution from sympathetic judges. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that wild hamster burrows in one of Vienna's oldest cemeteries cannot be destroyed, even if they are empty.

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A former art museum boss has gone on trial for allegedly spending millions of euros in public funds to buy works of art she knew to be fake. Consuelo Císcar, the 76-year-old former director of Spain's Valencia Institute of Modern Art (Ivam), has been charged with perverting the course of just

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A man has accused two companies of discriminating against him on the basis of his support for Rangers FC. Scottish man Edward McClung described his football loyalty as a "philosophical belief" in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind employment tribunal case, The Telegraph reports.

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A desk-based soldier's weight was fair game in a performance review, a court in Italy has ruled. A regional court in Tuscany dismissed a complaint brought by a soldier working as an accountant for the logistics regiment of a paratroopers brigade in Pisa.

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Luxembourg's prime minister plagiarised all but two pages of his master's thesis in public law and political science, a media investigation has alleged. Xavier Bettel has admitted his thesis "could have – yes, maybe should have – been done differently" and has said he will "naturally acc

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A woman is suing Kellogg's for $5 million, alleging the company's strawberry Pop-Tarts contain very little strawberry. Filed earlier this month in the Southern District of New York, the suit is the latest in a series of class actions against Kellogg Sales.

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Hippos introduced to Colombia by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar have been recognised in the US as people with legal rights as part of a bid to save their lives. A district court judge in Cincinnati approved a request from the American Legal Defence Fund (ALDF) to recognise the hippos as "interested pers

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A group of schoolkids are suing their local schools over an allegedly discriminatory dress code requiring boys to have short hair. Seven pupils in Magnolia, Texas have launched a lawsuit against their school district with support from the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

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One of the oldest beauty pageants in the world is being sued over allegations that it is breaking employment laws by judging applicants on their looks. Feminist organisation Osez le Féminisme has launched the lawsuit against the producers of the 101-year-old Miss France pageant, Insider repor

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A freezer containing 235 dormice to be eaten by the Mafia was discovered by police at a farm in Italy. The discovery at the site in Delianuova in Calabria, home to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, was made by officers as they seized 730 illegal marijuana plants.

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A man who helped another repair a bicycle realised that the stranger had stolen it – from him. Glasgow man John Devlin, 64, helped Paul Hartey fix the handlebars on the stolen bike before he realised it was his own that had been stolen by Hartley earlier in the day.

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A woman is suing an insurer after she contracted an STD in a car covered by its policy. Missouri woman MO had a relationship with MB, the insured, in late 2017.

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A box left at the front door of a library prompted the arrival of a bomb squad – who discovered that it contained books. Police arrived at the library in Deschutes County, Oregon and advised people nearby to stay inside as they dealt with the box.

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Fur robes given to former US president Donald Trump by the Saudi royal family have turned out to be fake. The gifts, which were given to Trump during his first-ever foreign visit as president in 2017, were seized by US authorities this summer.

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