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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.
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Winter crisis in A&E: Hospitals declare 'black alerts' as admissions shatter records, but full stats still unpublished
Unpaid make-up artists reveal the ugly side of Miss World
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg
Google launches 'Contributor' payment service for ad-free internet browsing
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
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