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.
Life & Style blogs
Revenge porn: What is it – and how big is the problem?
Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Windows 10: Microsoft bypasses 'Windows 9' to unveil new operating system
The Fappening: After the third wave of leaked celebrity photos, why can't we stop it?
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- 1 Green village to be bulldozed and mined for lignite in Germany's quest for non-nuclear fuel
- 2 HeForShe campaign: Iceland to follow up Emma Watson speech with UN women's rights conference – for men only
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
- 5 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
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