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Gravy errors spoil pie-eating contest

A logistics lapse saw the 2014 World Pie-Eating Championships contest being declared null and void.

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Londoners hit morning disco before work

Welcome to “Morning Gloryville”: an alcohol-free disco held before party-goers head to work.

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Some coke with your coffee?

A coffee company in Berlin received its usual shipment of beans from Brazil with an addition: a sack filled with cocaine.

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Sticky fruit used in high-tech ATM robbery
October 7 2014 at 11:54

Philippine thieves have been using low-tech sticky tree sap to rob high-tech cash dispenser machines in banks, say police.

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Brazil clown tops votes for Congress
October 6 2014 at 11:04

Brazilians re-elected a clown named Tiririca (Grumpy) to Congress with one million votes, say election officials.

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One man’s trash is another’s treasure?
October 4 2014 at 13:52

Sex toys, pets and even a spouse among bizarre items left behind by previous tenants.

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Zim to teach cops to smile
October 3 2014 at 17:37

Zimbabwe will conduct "smiling" training sessions to make law enforcers friendlier towards tourists and motorists.

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China’s pigeons get anal security checks
October 1 2014 at 12:35

Think your job is bad? Spare a thought for the Chinese workers who had to inspect the rear ends of 10 000 pigeons.

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Forgotten phone leads police to crooks
October 1 2014 at 12:34

Indonesian police have used a BlackBerry left at a crime scene to trace four suspected burglars.

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Golden groom is laird of the rings
October 1 2014 at 12:33

John Greenwood’s epic labour of love involved gold-panning in Scotland’s chilly streams.

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Muggle scoops record for magical trove
September 30 2014 at 12:27

A Mexican man’s collection of Harry Potter memorabilia has earned him a place in the record books.

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The great schnitzel swindle
September 30 2014 at 12:16

A chef has been ordered to pay damages to his employer after a long-running food scam.

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Peace, love and potato salad
September 29 2014 at 12:31

Zack Brown asked for $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. He got $50 000 - and then threw an epic party.

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