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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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Man scores 46 items in Amazon bungle
December 3 2014 at 12:37

Student Robert Quinn was allowed to keep Amazon goods including a 3D TV and a laptop after a glitch.

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Christmas biscuits sugar shuts mail centre
December 2 2014 at 17:37

Vanilla sugar for Christmas biscuits trickling from an envelope reportedly sparked a bioterrorism scare in Germany.

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Tycoon ‘turns’ fatherless women to brides
December 1 2014 at 17:32

An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless women.

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Scores tie the knot on ‘I Do Day’
December 1 2014 at 12:44

A famous stadium in Rio de Janeiro was the scene for a mass wedding featuring 1 960 couples.

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Divorce hurts financier’s bottom line
November 28 2014 at 09:52

London hedge fund manager Chris Hohn has reportedly been ordered to pay his estranged wife £337-million.

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Diving ‘Santa’ feeds fish in Tokyo
November 27 2014 at 15:30

Christmas came early for the residents of Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium during a special feeding session.

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Meet the beggar with bulging pockets
November 27 2014 at 12:20

Iranian police were stunned to find a street beggar with wads of cash - and more money in two bank accounts.

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Frozen chassis? Just push the plane
November 27 2014 at 08:22

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius. [VIDEO]

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‘Santa’s elves’ break world record
November 25 2014 at 15:24

Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren clustered into the shape of the word “Siam” as they broke the world record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves.

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Iconic Casablanca piano sold
November 25 2014 at 11:47

The piano featured in the famous movie Casablanca has been auctioned in New York.

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