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Two donkeys at a zoo in Poland which were separated because their love-making was objected to by some visitors have now been reunited in a single pen together.... MORE

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Calendar Oct 25

Oct 25, 1839

Bradshaw's Railway Guide, the first train timetable, was published.

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The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise.

Peter O'Toole,
b.1932

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A senior Malaysian politician was sentenced to a month in prison by an Islamic court in 2010 for taking a second wife without the permission of his first wife.

Muslims are allowed to take up to four wives in Malaysia but must ask for permission from existing wives before taking another.

Sentencing Bung Mokhtar, who was deputy president of the parliamentarians' club of the National Front coalition, the judge said, "The accused had bad intentions and had toyed with the marriage solemnisation process and the rules of polygamy according to shariah law".

Bung's lawyers asked for a lesser sentence of just a fine, as it was his first offence.

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