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Associated Press

Muggle scoops record for magical trove

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

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

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Independent Newspapers

Peace, love and potato salad

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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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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All the single ladies are in this town
August 28 2014 at 12:37

Bachelors are sure to find a girlfriend in this Brazilian town - but there’s a catch.

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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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Nervous flyer stranded for a month
August 27 2014 at 12:39

Samantha Disney was so scared of flying that she and her fiance ended up stranded in Tunisia for four weeks.

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Thrifty bride takes train to wedding
August 26 2014 at 16:11

The 34-year-old didn't want a 'flashy car' to get her to the church on time.

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Young Castro fan meets his idol
August 26 2014 at 11:01

He’s only eight years old - but Marlon Mendez has achieved his dream of meeting Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

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Porn stars set for ‘squeeze-a-thon’
August 25 2014 at 12:53

Nine actresses from Japan’s adult film industry are doing their bit for charity in a unique way.

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Toilet, crying girl create need for speed
August 24 2014 at 16:18

A man desperate to get to a toilet and another with a crying 10-year-old girl in his car were arrested for speeding on the East Rand.

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Kiss of life for Sir Chompsalot
August 22 2014 at 12:05

A koala bear is recovering at a wildlife shelter after a near-death experience in Melbourne.

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‘Hey! That’s my car!’
August 22 2014 at 11:38

A motorist suspected of driving under the influence slipped away in a police cruiser while the arresting officer was nearby.

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