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UK: Goalkeeper sent off for urinating

Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his side’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue. The 24-year-old New Zealander was shown red in the 87th minute of the National League North game. “He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” said Park Avenue secretary Colin Barker. ...

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Woman scammed $100,000 by ‘lover’ she met on Facebook

A 64-year-old woman has opened up about how she was swindled out of $100,000 after falling for a man she’d never met. Patricia Meister, from Queensland, struck up an online relationship with who she though was a dashing middle-aged businessman after he sent her a friend request on Facebook in 2015. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the woman revealed the moment ...

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Woman identifies childhood friend as homeless ‘lunatic’

A chance meeting between two childhood friends helped one begin a journey back from drug addiction after many years living on the street. It was early October and Wanja Mwaura, 32, was on her way to the market in Lower Kabaete, not far from Nairobi, when she heard someone shout out her name. She looked up and was surprised to ...

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Swiss flushed away about $3.1m in gold and silver in 2016

While London’s sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland’s waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants – amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs ($3.1 million). But before people ...

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Israeli police arrest man for writing ‘good morning’ on Facebook

A man in the West Bank was arrested by Israeli police after he wrote “good morning” in Arabic on Facebook and then software mistranslated his words as “attack them”. Palestinian builder Halawim Halawi had posted the words with a photo of himself in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit where he works. Facebook’s automatic translation software interpreted the post to ...

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Man finds lottery ticket in an old shirt in time for $24m pay out

Everyone has that spot in their house or car where they let the mail and receipts pile up. For 68-year old Jimmie Smith, it was an old shirt hanging in his closet. Stuffed in its pockets was a stack of unchecked lottery tickets. “I always told myself, ‘I’ll check them when I have the time,'” the New Jersey man said. ...

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More than $500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king’s behalf

The financial arm of Thailand’s ultra-rich monarchy has transferred bank shares worth more than $500 million on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC filing said the Crown Property Bureau, which manages the multi-billion dollar assets of the royal family, had reduced its shares in Siam Commercial Bank by 3.33 percent on ...

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Indonesians eat huge snake after man defeats reptile

A giant python in Indonesia met an unfortunate end when it was eaten after it lost a battle with a local man. Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra’s Batang Gansal district on Saturday. Mr Nababan tried to catch the python, reports say, which was 7.8m (26ft) long. It attacked him, and ...

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Woman who faked her own kidnapping on Facebook arrested

Thelma Williams, a 38-year-old Ohio woman, sparked a massive police response, including the deployment of a helicopter and the shutting down of a highway on Wednesday when photos and video of her bound and gagged in her basement were shared on Facebook. The images were sent to the social media platform shortly after noon on Sept. 27. Alarmed friends and ...

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Grandma charged with smuggling drugs to jailed grandson

Authorities say a West Virginia grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said 64-year-old Carolyn Lou Gay was arrested Wednesday on 15 charges related to drug possession and delivery. News media report a criminal complaint says Gay visited her grandson Sept. 2 at Eastern ...

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