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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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Herd of deer delay flights in Japan
March 4 2015 at 15:36

A herd of seven deer caused significant flight delays at a major airport after they were found entering the runway area, a report said.

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Toronto police solve tunnel mystery
March 3 2015 at 16:22

A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto was built for “personal reasons” by two men. And like the tunnel, the case is now closed.

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Thousands say I do in mass wedding
March 3 2015 at 12:09

Around 3 800 identically-dressed couples - mostly young and some who had met just days before - participated in the ceremony in Gapyeong.

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Couple turns a combined 212 years old
March 2 2015 at 19:53

A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays.

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Man, teen held over joyride in cop car
February 28 2015 at 13:34

Police were caught unaware by a man who got into an unlocked paddy wagon and went for a joyride with a 15-year-old girl, reports said.

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Pavements, genitals: it's the odd title awards
February 28 2015 at 12:27

Divorcing a Real Witch: For Pagans is up against The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.

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Loose llamas run amok in Arizona
February 27 2015 at 19:04

A pair llamas jigged their way to social media stardom after they led US police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix.

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Upmarket bug snacks for Thailanders
February 27 2015 at 15:14

Thai entrepreneur Panitan Tongsiri will launch his “HiSo”, short for high-society, brand of seasoned insect snacks in March.

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Nutella jar blamed for house fire
February 26 2015 at 12:02

It sounds far-fetched that a jar containing a few rubber bands caused a severe house fire but that's exactly what happened, an investigator said.

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Hungarian village for rent
February 26 2015 at 12:01

If “king for a day” sounds too majestic, a small Hungarian village will let you become deputy mayor for a few days.

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