Monkey business: "Don't trust people who hang around the death- bed and offer services," said Hin-hung, a senior monk at the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. Impostors have been posing as monks in the former colony. Signs to look out for include smoking and going home to their wives.

Too bouncy: Authorities in British Columbia have removed a child from its mother because she has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her obsessive hygiene is seen as dangerous, because of the amount of bleach in the house.