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  • Fish stop play

    Greek police arrested a football fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the bench of a visiting team. The stunt by the PAOK fan in Thessaloniki delayed a tense Greek Cup semi-final against Olympiakos for more than an hour. Another six PAOK...

  • Dressing down

    A flight simulator business has fired an instructor who has figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he failed to turnj up for work on time and refused to dress professionally. uFly company owner...

  • Easter pardon

    There is at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that will not be going under the knife this Easter. Butter sculptures in the shape of a lamb are a traditional part of Easter meals among the New York town's large Polish-American population. Local...

  • Heart search

    Never mind egg hunts, this weekend is when singles step up their search for "The One", according to a dating website. Easter week typically heralds a 70% increase in single sign-ups, peaking around Easter Sunday, eHarmony.co.uk said. Spokesman...

  • Put that hoedown

    Young farmers are aiming to break into the top 40 with a charity single featuring comedian Alexander Armstrong and singer Chesney Hawkes to help raise awareness about rural isolation and mental health issues affecting young people. Put That...

  • Woman's best friend

    Man's best friend is actually more popular with women while men prefer cats, according to a survey. The poll found that 36% of female pet owners own one or more dogs, compared with 33% who have pet cats. Cats have taken the mantle of the most...

  • Homesick robber secures jail return

    An elderly ex-con who has spent most of his adult life behind bars has got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban bank - a return to the place he called home - prison. Walter Unbehaun frightened an employee at the Chicago bank by showing...

  • Undercover op

    A Pennsylvania police officer said he went undercover dressed as an Amish woman in the hope of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. Pulaski Township sergeant Chad Adams spent much of December and January in Amish attire.

  • Crane capers

    A toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. A 24-year-old woman called 911 because her three-year-old son was missing from her apartment, Lincoln police said.

  • Woof justice

    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a five-year-old German shepherd. Her owner in Philadelphia said he worked out the mistake...

  • Farmer stunned as camel gives birth

    The owners of a farm shop and tea shop were stunned to find one of their two camels was giving birth - as they are both female. Farmer Andrew and Maria Henshaw had no idea that Doris the camel, who lives with her half-sister Delilah, was in the...

  • Beauty contest ends in a punch-up

    Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix. Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience...

  • Meerkats move into new home

    It's a long way from the deserts of Africa, but Edinburgh Zoo's meerkat family are enjoying their new home. The animals have been moved into an enclosure fitted with heated caves, underground tunnels and a sand area for digging. Meerkats are one...

  • Mr Chips

    A New Jersey casino is reimbursing players in a poker tournament which was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. More than 2,100 entrants who finished outside the top 450 and played in the same room as the North Carolina man accused...

  • Monster move

    A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall in Washington DC after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana. For the first time, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will have a nearly complete T rex...

  • Costly typo

    US president Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of an inmate who got a longer prison sentence because of a typo. Ceasar Cantu, of Katy, Texas, is serving 15 years for trafficking marijuana and money laundering but the judge based the...

  • Ruff justice

    A mystery car vandal being hunted by police has finally been collared - and revealed to be a dog. Residents were upset that car tyres had been repeatedly punctured over six months so set up CCTV in the village of Brampton, Cumbria. The culprit...

  • Get Miaow of here

    Firefighters have rescued a kitten which got stuck in a watering can. One fire engine attended a property in Tweenaway, Paignton, Devon, after reports of a small kitten being trapped. The crew used small tools to rescue the kitten, which was stuck...

  • Moon glows orange during eclipse

    Hundreds of Australians have observed a lunar eclipse where the moon glowed orange. It happened when the earth got between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow over it and turning it orange. Eclipses happen a few times a year. Australians...

  • Egypt limits air conditioning in mosques as power shortages worsen

    Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts already affecting homes and factories. The religious endowments minister has ordered...

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