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Internet access is being blacked out across Iraq during sixth grade exams in a bid to stop kids from cheating. Human rights groups are up in arms over government plans to disable access to the Internet across the whole country so that children can take tests without being able to look up answers on

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A Chinese man was fined by traffic police after he loaded his truck with two others as he drove down a motorway.

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Munich police have suggested alcohol might have been involved in the case of a 24-year-old funeral worker who lost a hearse with a body inside. The man stopped for lunch in Munich while transporting a woman's body from Italy to Poland, but couldn't find the vehicle again afterwards.

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A city in Uzbekistan has hit the headlines after municipal teachers were paid in freshly-hatched chicks instead of cash. According to reports, authorities in Nukus were forced to make the unorthodox payment because of cash shortages that have affected Uzbekistan's banks for many years.

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A Scottish sheriff court's patience with a serial bird thief ran out after he was convicted of stealing pigeons shortly after being offered an olive branch in a similar pigeon theft case. Dean Wells, 23, was last year convicted of the theft of 24 racing pigeons from an Aberdeen pensioner's loft.

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China has cracked down on the use of Internet streaming services by young women who broadcast themselves eating bananas "seductively" and "erotically". New rules introduced by the country's Ministry of Culture are aimed at cutting down on content that is "too vulgar, violent, or too sexual", accordi

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A chemist who worked as a drugs tester for police in Massachusetts was high nearly every day at work for eight years, according to investigators. Sonja Farak, 37, who worked for Amherst laboratory and admitted ingesting samples, was high on methamphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, LSD and other drugs we

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A man’s attempt to take a selfie with a statue of a 16th century Portuguese king ended in disaster after it fell to the ground and shattered. The unideintified man toppled the statue of Dom Sebastiao outside Rossio railway station in Lisbon after clambering up to its pedestal.

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An Israeli man has attempted to take out a restraining order – against God. Israeli news website NRG reported that the plaintiff, David Shoshan, demanded that God stop interfering in his life.

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It took seven police officers in Ukraine to restrain a former Olympic wrestler as he resisted arrest for drink driving. Vyacheslav Oliynyk, 50, who won gold for the country in 1986, was undeterred by pepper spray and batons as he dispatched the officers in Kiev.

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A driver in Zhejiang province, China has tried and failed to evade a parking ticket by claiming to be a member of an alien royal family. A viral video shows the young driver, name unknown, confront traffic officers while claiming to be an important extra-terrestial.

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A French worker is taking his ex-employer to an employment tribunal because his job was so boring that it resembled a "descent into hell". Frédéric Desnard, 44, is seeking €360,000 in compensation and damages - around £284,000 - as well as allegedly overdue holiday pay.

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A language group has intervened in a copyright infringement case to appeal for Klingon to be recognised as a living language. The Language Creation Society, which supports and encourages the creation of artificial languages, has filed an amicus brief in a copyright case in the U.S. District Court fo

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The controversial frontrunner in the Philippine presidential elections has vowed to pardon himself for murder if elected. Rodrigo Duterte, 71, has a comfortable lead over the other candidates in the south-east Asian country's looming election in May.

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Police in London are on the hunt for a driver who splashed an old lady by repeatedly driving through a puddle. The driver of a Toyota 4x4 was filmed during the second drive-by splashing near the Kentish Town tube station in Camden.

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