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Two women hospitalised after eight-hour argument

One of the women was said to be 'foaming at the mouth' - and other tall tales

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Our pick of the strange stories from around the world.

Street argument ends up in hospital

Two women from north-western China are recovering in hospital after they collapsed at the end of a marathon eight-hour argument on a street corner in Ankang. Local media reports that neither woman ate nor drank during the confrontation, which was over the settlement of a debt. Police said one of the women was "foaming at the mouth and incontinent".

KFC launches chicken flavour sunscreen

KFC fans have snapped up 3,000 free bottles of fried chicken-scented sunscreen. The SPF 30 lotion was created to promote the fast-food chain restaurant's new extra-crispy recipe in the US. "We think it smells amazing," declared a spokeswoman.

Bittersweet victory for baseball player

Baseball player Brandon Thomas has tasted the highs and lows of the game in one swing of the bat. The Gateway Grizzlies star hit a grand-slam home run, sending the ball sailing over the grandstand and into the car park, where it smashed the windscreen of his truck. Thomas reportedly said it was "totally worth it" as his team trounced their rivals, the Joliet Slammers, 17-6.

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