Tug-of-war: Doctors in Taiwan reattached the arms of two Taiwanese men who had had the limbs ripped off during a tug-of-war contest held to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Japanese colonial rule. Organisers say the accident happened when a rope, on which they and 1,500 other participants were pulling, snapped. Forty other people were also injured.
Baton-twirling: Mark Synnott, 12, has won two top awards in a national competition held in Torbay in which he was competing against 1,500 girl Majorettes. He said that he was determined to do well after boys in school called him a cissy for his baton-twirling activities. His father Joe said: "Nobody thinks Mark is a cissy anymore. All he has to do is show them the trophies he has won and they soon shut up. Mark is the only boy in the 28-strong Taunton Twirlstar majorettes.Reuse content