FACTS OF THE DAY

26 May 2017

New Zealand has joined the space race with the maiden launch of its first battery-powered, 3D printed rocket.

reuters.com

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Two female shoppers were ridden on all fours round a Poundland in Barnstaple after the management was duped into carrying out ‘a staff training exercise’.

thetimes.co.uk

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Girls trained by a 500-strong network of crime families in Croatia committed a fifth of the burglaries in Germany last summer.

thetimes.co.uk

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Gambling is illegal in Russia, apart from four remote regions far from Moscow.

gamblingsites.com