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Belgium's Prince Joachim fined for breaking Spain's lockdown

Prince Joachim was issued with the penalty for failing to observe a 14-day quarantine period after arriving in the country.

The prince, 28, arrived in Spain for an internship on 24 May, but attended a gathering in the southern city of Córdoba two days later.

He has since apologised.

"I deeply regret my actions," the prince said in a statement after reports about the party emerged in Spanish media late last month. He added that he would "accept the consequences".

He has 15 days to pay the fine, in which case the amount will be reduced by half.

Australian mum hit by $112 parking fine during labour

Thirty three year old Jess Brooks paid for a 24 hour parking permit and parked her car outside her mother's house, for what she expected to be a routine induced labour at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

However, complications during the birth meant her labour lasted a whopping 21 hours. At one point during the labour, Ms Brooks' mother left a note on the windshield of the car telling parking wardens the keys were with the couple at the hospital, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

Ms Brooks finally gave birth at 3am the following morning, having been awake for 30 hours. 

Carter fined for drink driving

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February on charges that can carry custodial sentences of two years.

Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand, lost a sponsorship with Land Rover over the incident, which dented his image as one of rugby's most marketable players.

The athlete was pulled over and breathalysed in Paris' chic 17th arrondissement and returned a reading showing a level of 0.87mg/l, which would see a driver lose six points from their licence.

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay 'Borat' mankini fines

The group had posed for photos in the capital city of Astana.

On 14 November, local media reported the tourists had been fined 22,500 tenge ($67; £51) each for their "indecent" appearance.

The notorious one-piece was made famous by the English actor's character, Borat, a fictional Kazakh TV presenter.

"To my Czech mates who were arrested. Send me your details and proof that it was you, and I'll pay your fine," the comedian wrote on Facebook.

There has been a mixed response to the incident from Kazakh social media users.

​Motorists should not be fined on the road!

The NCD Superintendent Operations Commander, Fred Tundu, says the public needs to be aware of this, especially when traveling in the evening.

There have been many instances where motorists have been ordered to pay a fine or an amount of money for a traffic offence, especially during night roadblocks.

“This is illegal,” says Tundu, who reiterated that traffic offences or other illegal activities pertaining to any form of fine should always be carried out at the Boroko Police Station only.

Man fined for bashing wife

Jacob Opa was ordered to pay a compensation of K500 to his wife and is to refrain from further assaulting her for the next three years or will face jail time.

The order came after the court suspended his three months jail term.

The case which arises from a domestic violence issue was dealt with by the court in 30 minutes after it took a year and four months to go for trial.

The matter came to the attention of the court on Wednesday after Opa was arrested by police early this month on a bench warrant at the Hohola police station.