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Four British tourists who were detained in Finland after illegally crossing the border into Russia to knock back a few beers are likely to face charges. The unidentified men, who had been competing in an orienteering event in south-east Finland, were driving back to the nearby town of Joensuu when they decided to take a 75km (46-mile) detour to the border, state broadcaster Yle reported.
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Selecting a term
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