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Flat Earth: Illegal aliens

HOLDING fast to their reputation for neutrality and a dislike of the wrong kind of foreigner, the Swiss have turned down an application to build an embassy for ``elohim'', small visitors from outer space. ``We cannot discuss possible diplomatic status for the `elohim' until they have landed and have been recognised as a community'' under international law, the Foreign Ministry says.

The Geneva-based Rael movement, which asked for the embassy with a landing platform for flying saucers, believes life on Earth was created by the elohim. The Swiss could lighten up a bit and, like the Hungarians, prepare landing strips.