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East Icelanders tell weatherman to move

Residents start online pressure group to stop TV presenter blocking their view - and other tall tales

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Blame it on the weatherman

Residents in the eastern parts of Iceland have started a Facebook group calling for TV weatherman Sigurdur Jonsson to stop standing in front of their part of the map when delivering the forecast. Their appeal has worked - Jonsson has swapped sides and started presenting the weather from the western side of the map instead.

Twins steal 180 bars of soap

A pair of twins is in custody after attempting to steal 180 bars of soap from a supermarket. Kenny and Lenny Stewart, 48, of New Jersey, were foiled when they both ran into a rubbish bin outside the shop, before tripping over a shopping trolley. They then ran straight into the arms of a police officer investigating a crash in the parking lot.

Mother-of-the-bride killed by falling tree

A 61-year-old woman has been killed after a tree fell on a wedding party in California, local media reports. Margarita Mojarro, the mother-of-the-bride, was part of a group posing for photos when the large Eucalyptus tree uprooted. A four-year-old girl remains in critical condition.

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