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Austrian traffic cop has crap day

VIENNA: A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police said on Tuesday.





Palestinian bagpipers back Scottish independence

Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom — Palestinian bagpipers.



Clooney to get prize for humanitarian work

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood megastar George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his work on screen and off, the organization said Monday.



Kim, Kanye ‘trying’ for second baby

LOS ANGELES: Reality star Kim Kardashian has confirmed that she is trying for a second baby with husband Kanye West amid reports that she pregnant.



Eminem hit lands NZ ruling party in court

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s ruling National Party is being sued for alleged unauthorized use of rapper Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” in campaign ads ahead of next Saturday’s general election.

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