Stories from around the world
Saturday 24 April 1999
YOUNG FAROESE women should restrain from eating whale-meat and blubber if they plan to have children, a team of Faroese researchers recommended recently. The amounts of PCB contained in whale- meat and, particularly, blubber has prompted the warning because women will pass the PCB on to their children during pregnancy. It is recommended not to eat whale-meat more than once or twice a month.
POLICE HAD their hands full trying to manage the chaos caused by the introduction of hundreds of thousands of sheep into Egyptian households over the Eid. There was at least one ovine-related fatality - Ragab Mohammed Alam fell to his death pursuing a ram across a fourth-storey balcony on Saad Zaghloul street, in Giza (the sheep escaped but is presumed devoured).
In the Minya village of Al Ashraf Bafoa, a sheep belonging to one family burst into another family's home, triggering a knife fight that left four injured. And in south Cairo, a butcher and his two unemployed side- kicks were arrested for sheep-rustling - apparently, they managed to steal 12 unattended animals and Epounds 100,000 worth of meat and sell it before they were caught.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 3 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
- 4 John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time
- 5 Kanye West stops concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Cilla, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith embodies the young singer perfectly
Tyler, The Creator says having new U2 album automatically downloaded on his iPhone was 'like waking up with herpes'
Kanye West stops concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly