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quirky news

Unusual news stories from around the world.

Naughty Donkey

Acourt in a remote village has sent a donkey to jail for assaulting two men. The animal won’t be released until the owner pays compensation to the two victims. The men were on a ranch when the donkey attacked and bit one of the men on the chest. The other man came to the rescue but was kicked by the feisty animal and got his ankle broke. The owner of the donkey has to pay the man’s medical bills, which amount to about €300. A police officer said, “Around here, if someone commits a crime they go to jail, no matter who they are.”

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The latest issue of Hot English (169 – the June issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How Brit Pop can help you learn English – listen to 8 song extracts and really improve your knowledge of English. Plus, 8 useful adjectives, 6 useful verbs for talking about food and drink, 7 ways to make an invitation, 8 useful phrasal verbs, 8 idioms, 8 useful phrases for talking about crime... plus: • Psychology – road rage. • Animals – brave pets. • Crime – famous robbers. • Language – confusing words. • Food – the Hot English burger. • Art – environmental art. • Culture – witches. • Vocabulary – silly spelling. • Business – the music industry. • Film – Angelina Jolie. • Phone – booking an appointment. • Slang – learn some slang with our dictionary of slang. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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