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‘I poked croc in the eye’

A tipsy goose hunter said he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile after poking it in the eye.

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On the run? Just play dead

A French criminal came up with a cunning plan to escape the law by announcing his own funeral, which both the police and his unsuspecting granny attended.

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They’re dead serious about security

Forget electric fences and fancy alarm systems: Cullinan residents have resorted to coffins to deter burglars.

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Switzerland needs a groovy anthem
July 8 2014 at 12:35

Switzerland’s current anthem was penned in 1841 and is hardly rousing. Is there a songwriter who can change that?

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Video: 911, I need help with my math
July 7 2014 at 13:57

A 4-year-old boy calls 911 because he needs help with math homework.

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Washington issues first pot shop licences
July 7 2014 at 14:14

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses marking a major step that's been 20 months in the making.

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Online stores sell ‘Suarez bite’ bottle openers
July 5 2014 at 12:46

Chinese online stores are cheekily trying to cash in on Luis Suarez's notorious bite of an opponent at the World Cup.

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No UN privileges for Frank Underwood
July 4 2014 at 11:49

The makers of the Netflix series House Of Cards will not be able to film inside the UN chambers.

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Cellphone images help police find thief
July 4 2014 at 11:17

If you’re going to steal a cellphone, make sure you don’t leave your own mobile at the scene of the crime.

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Lightning sets couple’s bed on fire
July 3 2014 at 06:43

A New Zealand couple had a lucky escape when lightning struck their house and set their bed on fire.

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Japan opens old age home for dogs
July 2 2014 at 15:03

The facility in Tokyo is throwing open its doors to ageing dogs of all shapes and sizes with the promise of a comfortable retirement.

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One town for sale - tavern included
July 1 2014 at 15:47

Fancy being the master of your own domain? An entire town is on sale for $399 000 in South Dakota.

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Cops sorry for fining one-armed cyclist
July 1 2014 at 15:45

German police apologised to a one-armed man who was fined for having only a single handbrake on his bicycle.

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