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This weekend Karen Harding flubbed the national anthem at the FA Cup final, a US drone strike reportedly killed the Afghan Taliban's leader and more.

by Zoe Denton
23 May 2016, 12:00am

Somnambulism Selfie
A MAN SLEEPWALKED NAKED INTO THE STREET IN MANCHESTER
Once police arrived, he wanted a selfie as a memento

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Greater Manchester Police were called to help a man who'd sleepwalked naked out of his hotel room at about 4AM on Sunday. After a taxi driver who the naked man had approached rang the police, officers tried to cover the man up with their jackets.

"Officers were satisfied that it was a case of somnambulism, and not a dare," a police source told the Manchester Evening News. "The person involved was grateful to the officers for their help, saw a funny side to what had happened, and even asked for a selfie with the officers (when they were fully clothed) as a memento of their unusual encounter with GMP."

Police escorted the man back to his hotel.

Footie Flop
KAREN HARDING MESSED UP THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE FA CUP FINAL
The former X Factor contestant missed her cue, inviting rage from viewers

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Former X Factor hopeful Karen Harding missed her cue to start singing the national anthem before Saturday's FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, inspiring disgust from viewers.

"OMG. Biggest audience of my life and I get technical difficulties," she tweeted. "Argh so sorry guys!!! Xx"

People kicked off online, from comments sections to social media, sharing their disdain. Searches for "Karen Harding" predictably spiked on Saturday evening, her last major spike since January 2015 when she released her debut single "Say Something".

"Mortified!! I don't know what happened. :("

Drone Strike Death
AN AMERICAN DRONE STRIKE KILLED A TALIBAN LEADER IN PAKISTAN
Afghan officials confirmed Sunday that Mullah Akhtar Mansour was dead

Here's an MQ-9 Reaper drone (Photo by US Air Force via)

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Afghan intelligence officials said Sunday that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed by a drone airstrike in a border region of Pakistan on Saturday.

"Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour was killed in a drone strike... His car was attacked in Dahl Bandin," tweeted government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. By Sunday afternoon the US government had not confirmed the death, and the Taliban had not released a statement confirming or denying the reports.

Mansour's deputy, Sirajuddin Haqqani, has already been named as his possible successor, if his death is to be confirmed by the Taliban.

Golden Brown Furnishings
A GROUP GOT CAUGHT SMUGGLING HEROIN INTO LIVERPOOL
They'd hidden the drugs in a furniture shipment from Pakistan

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Three men were sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison after trying to smuggle 28kg of heroin, worth £6 million, inside boxes of furniture shipped from Pakistan to Liverpool.

Their shipping container was intercepted by police in April 2012, and they were sentenced in court last Thursday.

Investigators watched as the furniture was initially delivered to Abdul Wahid and Mohammed Naiem Yaqub, before the third man Hafiz Akhtar allegedly dropped off part of the consignment at a storage unit in Leeds.

"This was an intricate concealment," said the regional director of Border Force North Region, "but thanks to the vigilance of our Border Force officers in Liverpool we helped stop these dangerous drugs finding their way to the streets of the UK."

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