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Saturday 26 July 2014

Dead man kept by wife 'to resurrect'

Published 21/11/2012|05:00

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A WOMAN with five children kept her husband's body in their flat for almost three years after his death.

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The unidentified woman, described as a devout Pentecostal Christian with a psychiatric record, believed he "was bound to resurrect", prosecutors in Russia said. She kept the corpse in a bed and asked her children to talk to it and feed it.

Site of King death open to public

THE balcony where Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, is now open for visitors for the first time since the National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991.

Visitors were able to stand on the spot where Dr King was shot dead on April 4, 1968. The museum is on the grounds of the former Lorraine Motel, where Dr King stayed while supporting a workers' strike.

Lawyer fired over offensive tweet

A KANSAS appeal court lawyer has been sacked after using offensive language in a tweet about the state's former attorney general.

Sarah Peterson Herr posted her comments about former attorney general Phill Kline, saying: "Why is Phil Klein (sic) smiling? There is nothing to smile about, douchebag." Ms Herr apologised and said she did not realise her posts could be seen by all Twitter readers.

'SWAT' police to wear shirt and tie

A POLICE force is considering ditching SWAT-style uniforms in favour of the collar and tie.

Four years ago Norfolk Police joined forces across England in adopting black zip-up polo shirts and combat trousers. From January, 47 officers from Norfolk's Wymondham safer neighbourhood team will take part in a trial of specially-designed white shirts.

Plans for 'weed passes' go to pot

THE Dutch government has scrapped a planned "weed pass" designed to keep foreigners out of the nation's cannabis-selling coffee shops and crack down on drug tourism.

But Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten said the passes were being immediately scrapped and it will be up to local authorities to keep foreigners out of the drug cafes.

Man held over ID theft of 9 million

A GREEK man has been arrested, accused of stealing nine million personal data files – which would cover nearly the entire population of the country.

Police said the 35-year-old, who was not named, was found in possession of data files that included identity card details, tax numbers, vehicle licence plate numbers and home addresses.

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