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Tuesday 18 November 1997
Miami: A Miami detective has been arrested on fraud charges after allegedly selling fake cigars from his desk at the police department. Sergio Martinez was charged after undercover police bought two boxes of cigars from him at $130 a box. The cigars were sold as Cuban, but were really from Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Rome: A group of Italian charity workers hope to get into the Guinness Book of Records with a huge replica of St Peter's basilica made from 10 million drinks cans. It will be 95m long, 48m wide and 29m high with a 20m dome, and is being built on wasteland on the borders of Rome. They hope the Pope will unveil it next month.
Madrid: A Spanish athlete has bought a pig to help clear him of charges of drug-taking. He wants to prove that steroids in his urine could have come from eating contaminated pork.
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Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
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