Pet sounds: Spotify unleashes podcast for lonely UK dogs

Online music giant Spotify on Wednesday launched a podcast for dogs left home alone in Britain, after its polling suggested most owners believe audio recordings help calm their canines. The playlists utilise the vocal skills of "Game of Thrones" actor Ralph Ineson and Jessica Raine, the lead actress in the BBC series "Call the Midwife".

French forensic police hold gory protest for equal rights

French forensic investigators on Wednesday set up a gruesome but staged crime scene in Paris complete with bloodied bodies and dismembered limbs, in an eye-catching protest to demand the same labour benefits as their regular, armed police colleagues. The job is "extremely difficult" with "many strains", said Soazig Henrio, of the Snipat union for forensic and scientific police.

US chief justice lobs an 'OK Boomer' in age case

Chief Justice John Roberts cracked up the normally somber US Supreme Court on Wednesday by dropping an "OK Boomer" reference while hearing a case involving age discrimination in the workplace. "So calling somebody a 'boomer' and considering them for a position would be actionable?" he asked as the courtroom erupted in laughter. Justice Stephen Breyer also made an age joke during the court session while talking about someone being considered for promotion.

Mexico gets 'Chapo' beer

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be serving a life sentence in prison, but the Mexican drug kingpin can now boast to having his own beer. El Chapo Mexican Lager was launched by Guzman's daughter Alejandrina, who runs a fashion and lifestyle company built around her father's brand. The company, Chapo 701, unveiled the craft beer Tuesday at a fashion trade show in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city.

Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone

Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners' absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals.

Swedish military duped by 'officer' with faked diploma

A Swedish man who got a job in the military using forged credentials was promoted to work as staff officer at NATO's headquarters and served in a UN mission, the military and media said on Wednesday. The man lied about his experience and forged a diploma from the officers' academy, according to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Kansas Man Asks Judge To Allow Him To Have Sword Fight With Ex-Wife

The plaintiff also asked the judge for 12 weeks’ time so he could secure Japanese samurai swords.

Yamaha Warns Musicians After Ghosn Escape: Don't Climb In Instrument Cases

The corporation felt obliged to warn people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after reports former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed inside in one.

Man suffers three-day erection after taking stimulant ‘used for breeding bulls’

The man, who has not been named, was reportedly hospitalised after taking the sexual stimulant (Picture: CEN/Getty)

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