News of the weird
Thursday 22 January 1998
Illinois: Jeffrey Morse, 30, a convicted child-molester, has been castrated by a team of doctors after volunteering for the operation before his sentence is passed. Kenneth Ramsay, Sheriff of Geneva, Illinois, said: "He's hoping the judge will take this in mind when he determines what the sentence will be. The judge has told him there are no guarantees. It's his risk. It's his choice. I'd thought I'd seen it all after 26 years. Now, maybe I've seen it all."
Brazil: A survey among army cadets in Brazil showed that their most admired historical figure was Adolf Hitler, followed by national hero Joaquin da Silva Xavier, Ayrton Senna, Jesus Christ and Gandhi.
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Life & Style blogs
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
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