Shampoo and sex: An unusual $124m sexual harassment case was filed this week in New York against the manager of a hairdressing salon by two hair stylists, a hair colorist and a receptionist. What makes the case unusual is that all the people involved are men. The suit alleges that the manager made "abusive sexual contact" with his male employees inlcuding pushing one of them against a wall, kissing him and "sticking his tongue in his ear".

Mexican weight: A study by a government clinic in Mexico has found that 86 per cent of federal employees are overweight and only 4 per cent report perfect health.

The eeling process: An eel farm straddling the Irish border will become the island's first cross-border commercial fishing project. "We can only develop this if we do it together," an official commented. "Eels know no borders."