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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Pope to attack UK 'riot culture'

THE Pope will renew his attack tomorrow on the "moral relativism" that he has blamed for Britain's summer riots.

In a message for the 2012 World Peace Day, Pope Benedict XVI says neither peace nor justice was obtainable if the objective norms of morality expressed in the Ten Commandments are rejected.

Couple pulled up naked at drive-in

TWO people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-in in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.

Police in Galesburg say a 19-year-old El Paso man and a 21-year-old Galesburg woman have been released from Knox County Jail after being ordered to appear in court to face the charges. Police say the man was crouched over in the driver's seat trying to pull on a pair of pants while his passenger was covering up in a blanket when they arrived.

Caviar stored in Russian morgue

EVEN people who think caviar is to die for might lose their appetite when it's stored in a hospital morgue.

But that's where St Petersburg police found a huge stash of the delicacy this week -- 175kg stored in the refrigerated space where cadavers are kept. A morgue employee and a businessman were arrested after the discovery on Wednesday, but police said yesterday that the matter was still being investigated and it was unclear if the men would be charged.

Teacher 'tricked teenager to strip'

AUTHORITIES in Washington say a former Tacoma Community College music instructor tricked a teenage voice student to take off her clothes while singing in hopes she would reach lower octaves.

Kevin Gausepohl (37) is charged with seven counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer. Investigators say he told a student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affected vocal ranges.

Man dialled 999 in turkey emergency

A MAN dialled 999 to ask police how long it would take to defrost his Christmas turkey.

Greater Manchester Police have released a recording of the call in a bid to deter others from wasting their time with calls which are not genuine emergencies. It comes in the run-up to New Year's Eve, the busiest night of the year for officers.

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