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

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...

Dog, football and nappy inside Aussie croc

Rangers who shot a saltwater crocodile that was terrorising pets in northern Australia found a dog, a pair of shorts, a football and a...

Pedestrian killed by Hearse in Butterworth

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a hearse on its way to a funeral in Butterworth Police spokesman, Captain Jackson Manatha, said the...

Croc caught after eating nine dogs in Australia

A 4.4-metre (14.5-feet) crocodile that had eaten up to nine pet dogs has been hauled out of a river in Australia's north. The rogue croc...

Tiger trades press conference for Facebook

The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans. Instead of a news conference before this week's Wells Fargo Championship,...

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