Last week was a ...
Monday 01 September 1997
Bad Week for clean air, as Richard Thomas, a retired US army colonel, filed a lawsuit against his wife, alleging that the smoke from her cigarettes is a carcinogenic pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act. He says he filed the suit because he loves his wife. He will drop the action if she gives up smoking. They have been married for 43 years.
Disappointing Week for Chan Wing-hong, a 38-year-old, 1.37-metre-tall Hong Kong man who went on trial for murdering and dismembering his lover because she called him a dwarf. He said that the five weeks he dated prostitute Chow Mei-hing were the happiest of his life but he stabbed her when she said: "You bloody dwarf. I see no reason that I like you." Her comment had left him "very disappointed", he said.
Surprising Week for Olga Lauppe, who gave birth to a baby boy without realising that she was pregnant until about five minutes before he appeared. "I had gained some weight recently," she said, "but I am rather hefty." "We really don't have an explanation for this odd phenomenon," said Dr OP Bleker, head of the gynaecology department at Amsterdam's Academic Medical Centre.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Paul Hollywood: Police asked if I wanted them to arrest Mary Berry for vandalism after she 'defaced' my car
- 5 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
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