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In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post]

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Photo: Runaway camel walking down road in snowy conditions, between Bedrichov and Hrabetice, Liberec Region; escaped animal was recaptured shortly afterwards and returned to zoo in nearby Janov nad Nisou (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

Photo: Runaway camel walking down road in snowy conditions, between Bedrichov and Hrabetice, Liberec Region; escaped animal was recaptured shortly afterwards and returned to zoo in nearby Janov nad Nisou (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Russia adds Czech non-governmental organization Clovek v tisni (People in Need) to list of undesirable organizations; ban means Russian citizens who co-operate with Clovek v tisni now face up to 6 years in prison; NGO was mainly working on human-rights issues in Russia (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Update: Plzen district court rejects Tomas Repka’s appeal for conditional release from prison; court rules that former footballer lodged his appeal too early, and has not changed his behaviour enough to justify release (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Plzen district court rejects Tomas Repka’s appeal for conditional release from prison; court rules that former footballer lodged his appeal too early, and has not changed his behaviour enough to justify release (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and accidentally drives into cars displayed outside Skoda dealership in Prostejov, Olomouc Region, damaging 27 of them; total cost of damage estimated in the millions of crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and accidentally drives into cars displayed outside Skoda dealership in Prostejov, Olomouc Region, damaging 27 of them; total cost of damage estimated in the millions of crowns (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Weather Alert: Yellow “Freezing Fog” warnings are due to take effect in Prague between midnight tonight (Saturday/Sunday) and 10am tomorrow (Sunday), and midnight tomorrow (Sunday/Monday) and 10am Monday; danger level “low” (CHMU) [Social Media Post] 0

Weather Alert: Yellow “Freezing Fog” warnings are due to take effect in Prague between midnight tonight (Saturday/Sunday) and 10am tomorrow (Sunday), and midnight tomorrow (Sunday/Monday) and 10am Monday; danger level “low” (CHMU) [Social Media Post]

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First snow of winter falls in Czech Republic, in mountainous areas including village of Kvilda, South Bohemia, in the Sumava national park (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

First snow of winter falls in Czech Republic, in mountainous areas including village of Kvilda, South Bohemia, in the Sumava national park (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Hungarian family seeks return of Alfonz, a much-loved, handmade soft toy lost near Cross Club, Prague 7-Holesovice; small reward offered (Facebook) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Hungarian family seeks return of Alfonz, a much-loved, handmade soft toy lost near Cross Club, Prague 7-Holesovice; small reward offered (Facebook) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Communist Party (KSCM) politician Zdenek Ondracek copied parts of his 2011 PhD dissertation, Palacky University Olomouc investigation finds – but university says offence occurred too long ago to strip former Commie-era riot cop of his academic title (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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