Marred moor Mar's bar: Actor Giuliano Mar has been suspended from his role as Othello at the Haifa Municipal Theatre after slapping Desdemona so hard that she stormed off stage. The blame was put on "total immersion in his acting". On another occasion he knocked out his leading lady.

More Mars: A 0.28 gram fragment of a meteorite from Mars sold at auction in New York on Sunday for $4,600. This set a new world record for a piece of Mars and works out at 1,600 times the price of gold.