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Burglars put to shame

Taipei is to parade convicted burglars through its streets in glass- panelled vans in an attempt to curb the Taiwanese capital's rising crime rate.

"A few countries have burglars' hands chopped off," said the mayor, Chen Shui-bian.

"We can't do that, but we can still take some measures to alarm the burglars." The van will carry a sign saying "The Burglar is Here" together with their names and those of his or her parents. AP - Taipei