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Attempts to sell fake Viagra a flop

Published 25/02/2011 | 05:00

Attempts to flood the UK with millions of fake Viagra tablets proved a flop when border officials rose to the challenge, figures showed yesterday.

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Officers from the UK Border Agency seized 8.5 million fake and unlicensed Viagra tablets worth about £13m (€15m) last year. Most of the pills destined for the black market -- some six million doses -- were found in freight deliveries at London's Heathrow Airport.

Dad of 94 children wants a few more

The more, the merrier is certainly true for Ziona Chana, a 66-year-old man in India's remote northeast, who has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren -- and wouldn't mind having more.

They all live in a four-storey building with 100 rooms in a mountainous village in Mizoram state.

Experts seek clues to dolphin deaths

Scientists said five dead baby dolphins have been found on two islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico, adding to what they say is an unusually high tally of dead dolphins in recent months off Mississippi and Alabama.

Researchers said they were seeking clues as to what caused the deaths.

Ex-hostage has assets frozen

A family court in Colombia has ordered that former presidential candidate and rebel hostage Ingrid Betancourt's assets be frozen in her divorce proceedings.

The ruling grants a petition by Ms Betancourt's estranged second husband, Juan Carlos Lecompte, who is seeking half of her fortune.

Actress fighting fit for the Oscars

Anne Hathaway has compared her Oscar ceremony preparations to those of a boxer gearing up for a fight.

The 'Devil Wears Prada' star, who will co-host the star-studded event with James Franco, is juggling her presenting rehearsals with a strict training schedule for her role as Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

Name of town's game is safety

Names can matter, thinks one Australian town named Speed -- which renamed itself "Speedkills" in an effort to promote road safety.

Speed, an outback town in rural Victoria with a population of 45, will change its name for the month of March to reduce rural road accidents and increase awareness of the dangers associated with speeding.

Irish Independent

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