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Police officers who surrounded a home in the US state of Montana after receiving a 911 call about a disturbance possibly involving a gun found a happy family watching a violent TV programme. Cops were called after a neighbour heard "screaming from a house about someone having a gun", only to find th

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A Colorado man suspected of drink driving told police he was the king of Scotland and claimed diplomatic immunity after being caught. Nicholas Baron James, 35, was arrested in the city of Longmont after he refused a blood test, asserting that his blood was “golden”, according to reports.

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An American politician has introduced a bill that would see men who buy erectile dysfunction drugs humiliated beforehand by swearing an oath of fidelity. Kentucky lawmaker Mary Lou Marizan made the proposals after state governor Matt Bevin signed a bill requiring women to consult a doctor at least 2

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A civil servant at a waste water treatment plant in Spain has been fined after failing to show up for work for at least six years. A court in Cadiz ruled that Joaquín García had to hand back €27,000 of the wages he earned over six years, according to the El Mundo newspaper.

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A restaurant manager in Japan has been arrested after money was found missing in the aftermath of his bizarre failed attempt to rob his own restaurant. Hijiri Sato, 22, reportedly entered the restaurant in a disguise and threatened staff with a knife in a bid to clear out the registers.

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A poster advertising a Vietnamese restaurant in Glasgow with the phrase “Phat Phuc” has been deemed acceptable by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after two people complained it sounded like an expletive when spoken as if it were English. The Hanoi Bike Shop responded to complaints

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A goat arrested yesterday for grazing in an Indian district magistrate's garden has been released on bail. Police arrested the law-breaking goat and its owner, Abdul Hassan, after a criminal complaint was made by district magistrate Hemant Ratre's gardener.

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A mother and her boyfriend are facing felony charges for allegedly allowing a nine-year-old girl to drive them home because they were too drunk. Amanda Eggert and James Roth have been accused of recklessly endangering safety as well as neglect after their truck was seen driving erratically into onco

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A man who agreed to have his partner murdered because he thought she was having an affair was shocked when she turned up at her own funeral. Balenga Kalala, from Melbourne, Australia, paid hitmen $7,000 to abduct his wife, Noela Rukundo, on a visit to Burundi.

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Police in Japan are investigating the theft of hundreds of hand straps on subway trains in Tokyo used by standing passengers. Authorities have no idea why the straps are being taken but at least 400 have been removed from trains since November according to the Kyodo News Service.

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Lawmakers in the District of Columbia, USA have approved a bill to pay cash to people that city officials believe could become criminals. The scheme is part of the "Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016" (NEAR Act) which was approved at first reading yesterday.

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A woman is threatening legal action against Nestle after she bought a number of KitKats that contained no wafer – only chocolate. Law student Saima Ahmad, 20, has demanded the company give her a lifetime supply of the chocolate or face the consequences.

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A father in Texas accused of stealing his daughter's phone because of an inappropriate text has been acquitted of a misdemeanor charge. Ronald Jackson, 36, was found not guilty by a judge in Dallas, who said there was insufficient evidence.

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A doctor found guilty of various counts of poor performance and professional misconduct has denied he mistook an ankle for an elbow. Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed, 30, claimed the Medical Council Fitness-to-Practice inquiry which found him guilty following an 11-day hearing was intended to discr

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New Zealand police received some unexpected help during a car chase after the suspects were held up – by a flock of sheep. Authorities said the four suspects were “agitated” after 150 sheep slowly crossing the road brought the chase to an end The Guardian reports. And, to add insult to injury,

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