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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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TV anchor’s number is up...

A presenter was sacked after referring to China’s Xi Jinping as “Eleven” Jinping, confusing his name with the Roman numerals XI.

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Man escapes penalty for Viagra pills
September 11 2014 at 13:43

Four little blue pills landed an Australian man in trouble with the law.

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Love blossoms for sacked ministers
September 11 2014 at 09:58

France’s Arnaud Montebourg and Aurelie Filippetti reportedly found love after being dismissed from their posts.

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Lucky feline has eight lives left
September 10 2014 at 12:20

German firefighters used a breathing apparatus designed for a child to resuscitate a cat after a blaze in Berlin.

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Auto-lock ruins would-be thief’s plan
September 10 2014 at 07:44

A would-be thief was stuck in a car he was trying to steal from when its auto-lock function kicked in - trapping him inside.

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Beaming bunny a hit in Taiwan
September 8 2014 at 18:31

A giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan by artist Florentijn Hofman has drawn more than one million visitors.

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Did thieves have penchant for toilet paper?
September 7 2014 at 10:14

When police offers were tipped off to a huge robbery, the last thing they expected was a haul of toilet paper...

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8kg tumour removed from woman
September 5 2014 at 17:10

Austrian surgeons removed a tumour weighing eight kilos, as heavy as a seven-month-old baby, from the stomach of a 75-year-old woman.

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Chinese temple seeks media mavens
September 5 2014 at 12:35

A job advert placed by China’s renowned Shaolin temple has drawn a brisk response.

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Dog’s hankering for hosiery stuns vets
September 5 2014 at 10:18

Veterinarians were shocked to discover more than 40 socks inside the stomach of an ill Great Dane.

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Jilted lover contacts ex 21 807 times
September 5 2014 at 09:12

He called and texted her every day for 10 months after she ended their relationship - until the courts intervened.

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