News of the weird
Monday 02 March 1998
Political strip: A nudist group in Florida has filed a federal lawsuit for the right to sunbathe naked on a beach, despite a local ordinance banning the practice. Central Florida Naturists contend that a county sheriff should not have the right to enforce local law on a federal property, and alleges "several years of continuing harassment of nudists".
Victory for lust: Peru's Congress has rejected an "anti-lust" proposal to ban miniskirts at work. "A woman's beauty is synonymous with denial and respect, and should not be dehumanised or stained by a tiny garment that leads to lustful behaviour," the bill said. Women's groups, however, maintained their right to dress as they please.
Life & Style blogs
The Evil Within preview: a survival horror fan’s best worst nightmare
36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman
Porn film production 'must stop in Los Angeles' after actor tests positive for HIV
The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
- 2 Ebola virus: It's ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa's teeming cities
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
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