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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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‘Dead’ cat digs his way out of grave
January 29 2015 at 12:34

Bart earned the nickname “zombie cat” after escaping from the hole he’d been buried in.

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UPS needed for couple’s special delivery
January 30 2015 at 10:59

Lee and Carol Brown want to eat pizza while watching the Super Bowl - but their favourite parlour is 2 000km away.

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Squirrels feast on 'green' Toyota
January 28 2015 at 13:20

A UK driver is wondering whether Toyota's new plant-based plastics are causing the squirrels to munch on his car.

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Judge bans couple’s nutty name idea
January 27 2015 at 12:35

Would you call your baby “Nutella” simply because you love the chocolate-hazelnut spread?

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Naked violinist sues police
January 27 2015 at 12:33

Matthew Mglej says police used excessive force when they arrested him during his “free expression demonstration”.

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7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents
January 23 2015 at 19:18

A man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

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Tenant wins right to pee standing up
January 22 2015 at 15:36

A court ruled in favour of mens' right to pee standing up, after a landlord sued a tenant for “damaging the floor of a toilet with urine”.

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Lottery tickets that smell like bacon?
January 22 2015 at 06:34

The New Hampshire lottery has chosen what it says is an “enticing” scent for its first scratch-and-sniff lottery tickets.

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Lining up becomes a profession
January 21 2015 at 15:24

There's a booming new profession in Venezuela: standing in line.

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Woman charged over cache of condoms
January 20 2015 at 17:26

A Thai woman is facing a charge of storing hazardous waste after admitting to owning 1.5 tons of condoms that went up in smoke.

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