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Sacked for attending same funeral twice

A Japanese civil servant who made up deaths, and even claimed he was going to the same person's funeral twice, has been sacked.

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Indian village bans kissing in public

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public.

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Where am I? asks ‘dead’ woman

An undertaker passed out in shock when a coffin lid slid open and the woman inside groaned: ‘Where am I?’

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Woman survives fire, car crash, bridge jump
March 16 2015 at 09:58

A US woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car and then jumped off a highway bridge survived the ordeal.

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Watch ‘ghost’ robber get caught out
March 15 2015 at 15:31

A woman disguised in an abaya, which thus branded her as the "ghost", attempted to rob a money exchange centre in Abu Dhabi with a fake gun.

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You’ve survived Friday 13th!
March 14 2015 at 14:32

The next day of ill omens will only hit those suffering from paraskevidekatriaphobia in November.

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BBC drops young entrepreneur quiz
March 13 2015 at 15:37

The BBC has removed a quiz from its website which rated children's answers on their business skills based on how deceitful they could be.

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Groom fails math test. Bride walks
March 13 2015 at 12:25

An Indian bride has walked out of her wedding ceremony after her groom-to-be failed to solve a very simple math problem, police said.

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Buy a house and marry the owner
March 11 2015 at 11:31

An advert for a house in Indonesia has gone viral online after the woman selling it offered to throw in an unusual extra feature for free.

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Boston family builds a four-room igloo
March 10 2015 at 16:29

Boston's second snowiest season on record has inspired one family to build an igloo in the Roslindale neighbourhood.

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My car's too sexy for a number plate
March 10 2015 at 08:49

Taiwanese driver has car confiscated by police because he could not bear to screw a number plate into its bodywork.

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Boy sent home for 50 Shades outfit
March 9 2015 at 07:56

An 11-year-old British boy found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey to mark World Book Day.

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Facebook boast traps Tesco thief
March 6 2015 at 10:38

A knife-wielding thug was caught minutes after robbing his local Tesco store because he had boasted about his plans on Facebook.

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