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AFP

Is this the world’s best boss?

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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Associated Press

A ring of bread for the White Tower

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

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REUTERS

Sculpture reduced to a flaccid heap

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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5 000 new words to scrabble
August 5 2014 at 18:25

About 5 000 new words have been added to “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary”, which was last freshened up a decade ago.

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Rappers put their spin on the news
August 4 2014 at 12:30

Two Senegalese musicians are taking current affairs in a brash new direction.

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Harper stops following Homer Simpson
August 4 2014 at 12:29

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has distanced himself from the cartoon character Homer Simpson.

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Speedster clocks 183km/h
August 3 2014 at 12:53

What to do when a traffic cop pulls you over? Say you're late for your golf game of course...

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Masked men to fight macaque menace
August 1 2014 at 17:02

India has hired monkey impersonators to scare the real marauding animals away from parliament and other key buildings.

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Woman hurls prosthetic leg at stewards
August 1 2014 at 13:12

Pilots were forced to divert a plane after a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at members of the cabin crew.

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Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sold
August 1 2014 at 11:00

The gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier have been sold for almost $400 000.

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Gentle trooper fines granny, charms kids
August 1 2014 at 04:23

Not many people would thank a police officer for a speeding ticket - but Tana Baumler really wanted to.

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Underwater treasure hunt pays off
July 30 2014 at 12:26

A Florida family scavenging for treasure in Florida’s waters found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold necklace.

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Woman embraces Madiba statue… naked
July 30 2014 at 07:54

Social media was abuzz as people tried to identify a woman who stripped naked at Nelson Mandela Square.

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