News of the weird
Thursday 04 June 1998
Evil Empire: Baron Deacon, an ordained exorcist, attempted earlier this week to drive out the "dragons and serpents" from the US Congress. After the exorcism ritual, however, he admitted that he had been unable to rid the building of its evil spirits.
Safe and sound: The mayor of West Haven, Connecticut has given orders for a flashing sign on the beach to be turned off because its generator was making too much noise. The sign had been put up to warn people on the beach to be quiet. Mayor Richard Borer Jr said they hope to connect it to a quieter power source.
Life & Style blogs
What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
iPhone 6s photos leak shows new phone will be thicker than iPhone 6, could make cases defunct
Women really are more attracted to men who make them laugh, study finds
Worrying about your weight makes you more likely to pile on the pounds, researchers claim
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 5 YouTube video shows woman verbally abusing takeaway staff 'because they used green peppers'
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