News of the weird
Wednesday 21 January 1998
Mini rage: As the Auto Expo '98 show ends in New Delhi today, the Confederation of Indian Industry's trade fairs committee has announced that next year's will be different. Complaining about scantily dressed models, the committee chairman said: "We cannot let things go on like this. You do not need sex to sell cars in India ... You are allowed to make the hostesses stand next to the car but making them jig is taking it too far."
Three-letter words: Police in Hungary have decided to let motorists select five letters for personalised number plates. Until now, only three letters were allowed, the most popular being SEX and KGB.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
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