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You're Saint Nicked! Man is ordered by police to remove fake Father Christmas beard in Austria under its laws banning the burka 

The Saint Nicholas impersonator was driving to a school when he was pulled over by traffic police in Vienna. The policeman asked him: 'Don't you...

Dramatic moment armed police shoot knifeman who had been threatening people at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport before the building was evacuated

Dramatic footage shows armed officers running through the Dutch capital's Schiphol Airport (main) towards a Starbucks Coffee outlet (inset) as shots are fired. Officers swooped...

'Please tell me that is not your penis' line from New Zealand soap opera is named country's quote of the year

A February episode of Shortland Street, New Zealand's top soap opera, ended on a cliffhanger with the words 'please tell me that is not your penis?'...

'Blade runner' dog whose paws were hacked off as punishment for chewing on someone's shoes gets a new lease of life thanks to prosthetic limbs 

Pictures show Cola bounding around after he was fitted with the sleek new paws just over a year after he was maimed in Bangkok, Thailand....

Human League singer is refused entry to business class lounge at Melbourne airport because of her UGG BOOTS 

The 55-year-old synth pop star was outraged after being denied access to the special area today while travelling to Sydney for a gig as part...

Mob justice for kidnappers: Men who snatched boy, 7, as he stood on his doorstep in India are beaten in the street after being captured by locals 

Sunny Devnani, 27, and Sudhir Sayaram, 30, from Madhya Pradesh in central India were subjected to mob justice after being caught on camera snatching young...

Mother jailed for 30 YEARS in El Salvador because she gave birth to a stillborn child loses her appeal

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez had appealed her 2007 conviction for aggravated homicide after giving birth to a stillborn child, but this was rejected by judges...

Miss Iraq's family are forced to flee the country after the beauty queen posed for a selfie with Miss Israel, prompting fury in Baghdad 

The picture shows Iraq's Sarah Idan and Israel's Adar Gandelsman, representing their countries at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas last month. Their selfie...

Irish teacher, 26, fights for life in Dubai after fainting and hitting her head in the classroom before suffering three seizures

Aisling Brady, 26, from Trim, Ireland, fainted at the Dubai school where she works after pulmonary embolism - a blood clot. She was rushed to...

Hamas chief demands 'the Islamic world makes every Friday a day of anger' until Trump's Jerusalem decision is overturned as thousands mark 30th anniversary of the militant group

Tens of thousands of supporters - including young children decked out in military uniforms and carrying toy assault rifles - attended the demonstration in Gaza....

Five-year-old girl is missing in the Philippines jungle after her father knocked her out and left her there as PUNISHMENT for embarrassing him 

Felipe Eranzo admitted knocking his daughter out by hitting her on the back of the neck before leaving her in the forest at Famy, 60...

Charity that provides support for virgin Danish women over 40 admits it can't find any

Linnemanns Jomfrukloster charity in Velje, Denmark, was founded in the mid 1800s to help 'single, worthy and in need virgins over the age of 40'...

Sex outside marriage is saved as Indonesia court rejects petition that would have spurred moral policing in the world's largest Muslim-majority country 

Five of nine Indonesian judges in Jakarta's constitutional court voted for the case to be thrown out, in a slim victory for rights activists. 1...