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‘I poked croc in the eye’

A tipsy goose hunter said he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile after poking it in the eye.

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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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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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Beauty queen’s tiara tussle rages on
September 3 2014 at 12:38

Organisers of the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant have demanded that Myanmar’s dethroned beauty queen return her tiara.

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Monkey showers people with money
September 2 2014 at 15:49

A monkey in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla showered stolen banknotes onto lucky passers-by, say reports.

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Here comes the bride... and a baby!
September 2 2014 at 12:24

No bride wants to be upstaged on her wedding day - but Amanda Vasey didn’t mind sharing the limelight.

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Dethroned beauty queen wants apology
September 2 2014 at 12:22

Beauty pageant winner May Myat Noe won’t return her tiara until organisers say sorry for calling her a liar and a thief.

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Beauty queen 'runs off with crown'
August 29 2014 at 14:43

A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants.

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Bounty hunters flood British beach
August 29 2014 at 12:32

Artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 gold bars on a beach in southern England for members of the public to find and keep.

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Working hard? India wants to check
August 29 2014 at 12:26

India’s new government is trying to tackle the culture of absenteeism among the country’s bureaucrats.

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Spain’s Tomatina fest is a juicy affair
August 28 2014 at 12:40

One of Spain’s quirkiest tourist draws saw thousands of revellers drenched in red goo this week.

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DNA tests settle bovine brouhaha
August 28 2014 at 12:37

An Indian court has settled a legal dispute between two women over the ownership of a cow.

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