Couple divorce over favourite footballers

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A Russian couple have divorced following arguments over their favourite footballers
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A Russian couple have reportedly filed for divorce over their differeing support of football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Local media reported that tensions between the couple had intensified throughout the World Cup, with the woman’s mocking of Messi’s inability to score against Iceland sparking the break-up.

‘Wrong’ Statue of Liberty used on stamp

The United States Postal Service has been successfully sued after it used an image of a replica Statue of Liberty on one of its stamps. A court found that the replica, created for the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas, was sufficiently different to the real statue to make it an original artwork, and awarded the sculptor $3.5 million in damages.

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Four arrested following YouTube prank

Four Houston men have been arrested after they posted videos of themselves pulling over other drivers on YouTube. The men had reportedly modified their vehicle to look like a police car, complete with lights and siren. They have been charged with impersonating a police officer, and face up to 10 years in prison.

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