Britain denies virus restrictions encourage 'sex ban'

The British government on Tuesday defended tweaks to its coronavirus lockdown rules, after claims that a ban on overnight stays between households would criminalise sex. The new guidelines came into force on Monday, easing some restrictions on social gatherings but prohibiting two people from different households from meeting in a private place.

S.Africa thieves stage liquor heist under lockdown

Thieves in South Africa dug through a concrete floor into a shop to steal thousands of dollars worth of liquor days before an alcohol sales ban was lifted, police said Tuesday. The thieves made off with whisky, brandy, gin, vodka and beer valued at around $17,000. Workers at the Shoprite supermarket in the Newtown district of Johannesburg discovered the heist when they went in last Friday to prepare for the resumption of sales on June 1.

Singapore minister sheepishly admits woolly thinking over cotton

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing made the error in a video interview on Saturday while attempting to explain tiny Singapore's reliance on foreign trade. It was not long before Chan cottoned on to the error, and said he had a "good laugh" when he realised what he had done. "To any one (especially young children) watching the video -- cotton definitely doesn’t come from sheep, it comes from cotton plants!" he said in a Facebook post.

Paris cafes to get extra terrace space as lockdown eases

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Paris will be able to put more tables outside when they reopen Tuesday after two months of lockdown, allowing them to serve more clients even as their inside dining rooms must remain closed. While other restaurants across France can fully reopen Tuesday, the high number of COVID-19 cases and higher contagion risks in the densely populated Paris region prompted authorities to allow only limited operations for now.

Gibraltar moves to protect its monkeys against coronavirus

Authorities in Britain's tiny enclave of Gibraltar, fearful of a coronavirus epidemic among its famous Barbary monkeys, have banned tourists from touching the animals. The macaques, Europe's only wild population of monkeys, are a popular tourist attraction, and local folklore has it that Gibraltar would cease to be British if the monkeys were to leave the Rock.

Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan

Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.

Monkeys Steal Coronavirus Patient Blood Samples From Lab Tech In India

Eyewitnesses reportedly saw one of the monkeys chewing on a sample collection kit at the top of a tree.

Most childish thing to come out of lockdown is this explanation about touching other people’s balls

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22 Teddy Bears On A Roller Coaster Are Having The Time Of Their Fluffy Lives

The Dutch theme park Walibi Holland put the plush bears onto its Untamed coaster, and it looks like they're loving it.

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