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AFP

Is this the world’s best boss?

A boss in India has given 1 200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and thousands of dollars worth of diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.

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Associated Press

A ring of bread for the White Tower

Greek bakers in Thessaloniki have given the city’s most visible monument a crusty makeover.

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REUTERS

Sculpture reduced to a flaccid heap

A giant inflatable green sculpture caused a storm of mirth and outrage over its resemblance to a sex toy called a butt-plug.

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Muggle scoops record for magical trove
September 30 2014 at 12:27

A Mexican man’s collection of Harry Potter memorabilia has earned him a place in the record books.

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The great schnitzel swindle
September 30 2014 at 12:16

A chef has been ordered to pay damages to his employer after a long-running food scam.

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Peace, love and potato salad
September 29 2014 at 12:31

Zack Brown asked for $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. He got $50 000 - and then threw an epic party.

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Frisky donkey couple: 1, Prudes: 0
September 27 2014 at 13:30

A pair of Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart.

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One-armed bandit saves man from jail
September 26 2014 at 11:29

The police wanted him for an outstanding fine. He was trying his luck at the slots. Then bells started ringing.

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US man plans potato salad party
September 25 2014 at 17:08

A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first potato salad and ended up raising $55 000 is throwing a huge party.

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Paris paramours foil love lockdown
September 25 2014 at 12:30

The push to rid Paris of thousands of “love locks” weighing down its bridges is being thwarted by tourists.

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Video: Pastor has church drink petrol
September 25 2014 at 11:46

During a Sunday service, Pastor Lesego Daniel prayed for a bottle containing petrol to be turned to pineapple juice.

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Marijuana stash found in rental car
September 25 2014 at 06:03

Albuquerque police have charged a man who returned his rental car with 60kg of high-grade marijuana inside.

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Video: Cullinan turn to coffins to fight crime
September 23 2014 at 15:29

Many properties in SA are secured by burglar bars and alarms, but in Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets.

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