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Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish

A tonne of man-made "jellyfish" has been seized by China's police, adding a new ingredient to the country's long recipe of fake foods.

Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles
Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles

Facebook Argentina was ordered to pay a firefighter one million pesos for failing to comply with an order to delete insulting fake profiles of the plaintiff.

Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles
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China museum closed over fake exhibits

A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

China museum closed over fake exhibits
Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial
Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial

Renowned wine collector Rudy Kurniawan forged some of the finest vintages in the world, a series of French experts told his New York fraud trial Thursday.

Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial
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Star wine dealer goes on trial for fraud in NYC

Star Indonesian-born wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan went on trial in New York Monday, accused of blending ordinary wines into fake vintages in his California kitchen to sell to wealthy collectors.

Star wine dealer goes on trial for fraud in NYC
US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine
US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine

Celebrity Chicago chef Charlie Trotter was sued Thursday for allegedly selling two collectors a large bottle of wine that was supposedly highly valuable but in fact was a fake.

US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine
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Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study

Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB.

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study
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Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south

Implicated by the wand of a "bogus" bomb detector, Hassan became one of hundreds detained in Thailand's insurgency-racked south because of equipment that experts say is useless.

Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south
New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters
New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters

Scientists on Wednesday reported they had invented an invisible tag using the widely-used "quick response" code to help thwart banknote forgers and criminals who sell bogus drugs or fake vintage wine.

New nano-code ups the fight against counterfeiters
Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. ©REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Canada to deport man after 32 years in country

Canada's crackdown on immigration fraud has unwittingly snared a Portuguese man living in the country for 32 years who said Tuesday he is being deported over an administrative gaffe.

Canada to deport man after 32 years in country
Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes
Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes

A young star of American journalism has acknowledged he concocted quotes from Bob Dylan in his best-selling biography of the American folk legend.

Best-selling biography featured fake Bob Dylan quotes
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Hacker posts fake New York Times editorial

The New York Times, which famously insists on the accuracy of its reports, was red faced Sunday after being fooled by a hacker's posting of an online editorial under the name of ex-boss Bill Keller.

Hacker posts fake New York Times editorial
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American deserter resurfaces in Sweden, 28 years later

An American fugitive who has been missing and "wanted" since he deserted the US Air Force in 1984 has turned up in Sweden where he has been living under a under a new identity for nearly three decades.

American deserter resurfaces in Sweden, 28 years later
©REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app with Google

Global policing body Interpol announced Tuesday a pioneering initiative to crack down on trade in fake goods, using an app developed with the help of search giant Google.

Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app with Google
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Australians being fleeced by fake investment schemes

Australians have been fleeced out of more than Aus$113 million (US$115 million) in the last five years by complex fake investment schemes run by overseas criminal gangs.

Australians being fleeced by fake investment schemes
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Pyongyang parade's fake missiles and smuggled Mercedes: UN

North Korea may have put fake versions of a new missile on display at a major military parade this year, UN sanctions experts said in a report.

Pyongyang parade's fake missiles and smuggled Mercedes: UN
2,000-tenge note
2,000 tenge notes counterfeiters rounded in Pavlodar

A Pavlodar citizen was apprehended in suspicion of running of an underground shop for production and sales of counterfeit notes.

2,000 tenge notes counterfeiters rounded in Pavlodar

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