She accused the authorities of "stripping us of that right." Social welfare officials said 235 women were arrested at Tanbazar, a 111-year-old brothel in Narayanganj town 12 miles from the capital and moved to "safe custody" in Kashimpur. Housed with more than 300 beggars and young criminals detained under a government reform programme, the Tanbazar girls have been staging a noisy protest since their arrival. Bangladeshi authorities have reportedly allocated $400,000 for a programme to rehabilitate the women through vocational training and financial support.
Fallout on the pitch: Pennsylvania State College has come up with a unique way to keep its football field moist during America's current drought: water that cooled a nuclear reactor.
The university, which is barred from using fresh water on the practice field, plans to use water used to cool a nearby nuclear reactor, starting next week. School officials have insisted that the plan will in no way expose players or the public to radioactivity.
The mummy's curse: An Egyptian languages teacher pronounced dead after drowning off the coast of Alexandria regained consciousness after spending three hours in a mortuary refrigerator. Ali Abdel-Rahim Mohammad, 32, said the last thing he remembered before blacking out was a dizzy spell and seeing a vision of his mother's face while swimming at Alexandria. He was awakened by a loud bang and unfamiliar voices. "I found myself locked inside tight
walls of metal and whispers of people I didn't recognise," he said. Mohammed grabbed the hand of an attendant who was trying to close the refrigerator drawer in the Alexandria mortuary. His firm grip sent
the attendant and a family who had apparently come to identify the body of a loved one scurrying out of the morgue screaming "help us!"
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