Recent news on topics of general interest.

Washington, Texas: The 66th annual convention of the American Association for Nude Recreation attracted some 1500 delegates from 49 states of the US. The only state without a nudist site is Alaska where, according to a news agency report: "it can get a bit chilly for naked volleyball".

Indonesia: Parents on Bengkalis Island have protested about a local school principal who ordered six pupils to run naked round a sports field while other children and teachers jeered at them. Two boys refused and had their ears pulled and squeezed instead. Parents have complained that the punishment was "cruel and uneducational".