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A former US diplomat has launched a $1.8 million lawsuit against the US government and former secretary of state Mike Pompeo over an unpaid legal bill arising from the impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019. Gordon Sondland was sacked as US ambassador to the European Union two days after testifying at

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A couple apparently booked out a Boeing 737 for a mid-air wedding ceremony in a brazen attempt to circumvent Covid-19 restrictions on weddings in India. India's civil aviation authority has launched an investigation after photos emerged of over 160 people celebrating in the air as the plane travelle

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A drug dealer inadvertently landed himself with a lengthy prison sentence after taking a photograph of a block of Stilton cheese. Carl Stewart, 39, was identified as a user of the EncroChat mobile encryption service by forensic experts using an image he shared of a block of cheese in the palm of his

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The lead singer of the Sex Pistols has been drawn into a High Court battle with his former bandmates over a new TV show about their career. John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, has pulled out of the six-part miniseries to be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle.

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A Canadian soldier has been court-martialled for allegedly serving cannabis-laced cupcakes to an artillery unit during a live-fire exercise. The unsuspecting troops who ate the cupcakes reported a sudden onset of dehydration, overheating, fatigue, confusion, dry mouth and paranoia.

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Students who exploited a glitch in KFC's mobile app to obtain thousands of euros worth of free meals have been jailed in China. It began when one student, known only by his surname Xu, discovered he could obtain a free coupon and use it an unlimited number of times.

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Rival honey manufacturers have become embroiled in an international dispute over who can call their products "manuka honey". The New Zealand Manuka Honey Appellation Society is trying to convince the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) that manuka honey can only come from New Zealand.

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A construction worker was threatened with jail time after wearing a T-shirt to a virtual court hearing. Detroit judge Ronald Giles reprimanded the defendant, who claimed the attire was due to him being at work on a building site.

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Scotland's Highland Council has dropped plans to require prior authorisation for bagpipes at funerals after an outcry from pipers. The measure was included in draft burial and crematorium management rules put out to a public consultation but has now been abandoned, The Times reports.

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A woman who allegedly posed as a school student to promote her Instagram account has been charged with trespassing. According to police, 28-year-old Audrey Nicole Francisquini walked into American Senior High School in Miami, Florida dressed as a student and told security she was looking for the reg

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Pokémon trading cards have been pulled from the shelves of one of the biggest US retailers in a bid to protect staff from rowdy fans. The resale value of Pokémon cards has sky-rocketed in the past year, leading to tense confrontations in stores, The Guardian reports.

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A defendant in a criminal case has been sharply rebuked by a judge after logging into a remote court hearing with the offensive name "Buttf*cker 3000". The man, real name Nathaniel Saxton, was appearing remotely before a district court in the US state of Michigan on drug offence charges yesterday.

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Police officers have gone on strike over a shortage of trousers. Officers in El Puerto de Santa Maria in the south of Spain say they should have received new service trousers in 2016.

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Iraqi prank shows that terrified celebrities with fake suicide bombers and staged kidnappings have been taken off the air by regulators. Talqat Tony (Tony's Bullet) and Tanb Raslan (Raslan's Shooting) went too far and were deemed to breach broadcast rules, the BBC reports.

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A state senator in Ohio appeared in a Zoom meeting with a fake background while driving – on the same day a distracted driving bill was introduced. Andrew Brenner used a virtual home office background, but his seatbelt was still visible in his video feed.

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