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And the word of the year is...

The Collins English Dictionary has chosen its word of the year from a list that included “vape” and “al desko”.

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Swimmer’s sea voyage could break record

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed a 126km swim between two islands in the Bahamas.

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Independent Media

Dad gets the bill for daughter’s loom lessons

A man was left with a hefty phone bill after his daughter downloaded hundreds of videos on how to make loom bands.

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And the word of the year is...
October 23 2014 at 14:17

The Collins English Dictionary has chosen its word of the year from a list that included “vape” and “al desko”.

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Swimmer’s sea voyage could break record
October 23 2014 at 12:38

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed a 126km swim between two islands in the Bahamas.

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Dad gets the bill for daughter’s loom lessons
October 23 2014 at 12:36

A man was left with a hefty phone bill after his daughter downloaded hundreds of videos on how to make loom bands.

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Delinquent driver irks police
October 22 2014 at 12:00

A New Zealand man ended up on the wrong side of the law after using a shortened walking stick to drive a car.

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Online dating goes bad
October 21 2014 at 17:41

Firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online.

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Pensioner dumps porn stash in park
October 21 2014 at 12:01

A 70-year-old Japanese man was briefly arrested after dumping more than 200kg of porn magazines and videos in public.

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Coffee-flavoured chips? No thanks
October 21 2014 at 12:00

Americans have rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavoured Lay’s potato chips.

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Is this the world’s best boss?
October 20 2014 at 15:59

A boss in India has given 1 200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and thousands of dollars worth of diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.

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A ring of bread for the White Tower
October 20 2014 at 12:10

Greek bakers in Thessaloniki have given the city’s most visible monument a crusty makeover.

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Sculpture reduced to a flaccid heap
October 18 2014 at 16:49

A giant inflatable green sculpture caused a storm of mirth and outrage over its resemblance to a sex toy called a butt-plug.

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