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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Offbeat

Offbeat

All the funny, slightly off the beaten track type stories that would make you smile

French tourists get jail term for kissing Buddha

Three French tourists were given suspended six-month prison sentences in Sri Lanka after their holiday pictures appeared to show one of them -- a...

Boy donates life savings to save forest

A tree-loving Slovak boy has donated his life savings to protect forests in the High Tatras region stricken by a plague of bark beetles...

Frustrated New Yorkers will get their toys afterall

Frustrated New Yorkers will get their buzz back today after the mayor's office agreed not to pull the plug on a free giveaway of...

One million kilometers – one owner – one car

After a million kilometres of fault-free motoring and accident-free driving in a South African built 2004 Volkswagen Polo, veteran salesman Gerrie Esterhuizen has had...

Empty olympic seat gets a lot of attention on Twitter

Britons displayed lots of humour during the opening ceremony of the London Games and haven't lost it over the ticket issue either, with an...

‘Vampire’ skeletons unearthed in Bulgaria

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into...

Dripping Crucifix sparks Indian blasphemy row

Angry Catholics have accused an Indian sceptic of blasphemy after he argued a dripping crucifix was caused by faulty plumbing rather than divine intervention,...

City of Hamelin needs a new Pied Piper

The German city of Hamelin may be in need of another Pied Piper - it seems the rats are back. City officials say a popular...

Swedish journalist convicted for buying a gun for a story

A Swedish tabloid journalist was convicted today of illegal arms possession after he bought a gun for an investigative report to show the ease...

Cop found guilty of stealing Beechies

An Mpumalanga reserve constable was sentenced to 60 days in prison with the option of paying a R1000 fine for stealing a R10 pack...

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