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Divorce hurts financier’s bottom line

London hedge fund manager Chris Hohn has reportedly been ordered to pay his estranged wife £337-million.

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Diving ‘Santa’ feeds fish in Tokyo

Christmas came early for the residents of Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium during a special feeding session.

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Meet the beggar with bulging pockets

Iranian police were stunned to find a street beggar with wads of cash - and more money in two bank accounts.

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China’s pigeons get anal security checks
October 1 2014 at 12:35

Think your job is bad? Spare a thought for the Chinese workers who had to inspect the rear ends of 10 000 pigeons.

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Forgotten phone leads police to crooks
October 1 2014 at 12:34

Indonesian police have used a BlackBerry left at a crime scene to trace four suspected burglars.

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Golden groom is laird of the rings
October 1 2014 at 12:33

John Greenwood’s epic labour of love involved gold-panning in Scotland’s chilly streams.

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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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