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In brief: Human skulls found in luggage

Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00

Greek police charged two US tourists with desecrating the dead yesterday after they found six human skulls in their hand luggage at Athens international airport.

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The skulls were found in a scanner check during a stop-over in Athens.

Muslim satirist goes into hiding

A Seattle cartoonist who became the target of a death threat with a satirical piece called 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day' has gone into hiding on the advice of the FBI.

'Seattle Weekly' editor-in-chief Mark Fefer announced that Molly Norris' comic would no longer appear in the paper. The FBI advised Molly Norris to move and change her identity because of a religious edict issued this summer that threatened her life.

Japanese cabinet quits en masse

The Japanese cabinet resigned en masse yesterday as Prime Minister Naoto Kan prepared for a reshuffle.

Mr Kan, who took office just three months ago, is seeking to bolster his authority after surviving a leadership challenge.

MP stole dead baby's identity

A New Zealand politician has resigned from his party after admitting he stole a dead baby's identity to obtain a false passport 26 years ago.

David Garrett, an MP with the minority Act Party, on which the government relies for support, called the identity theft a "harmless prank" and said he picked the idea up from the best-selling novel 'Day of the Jackal'.

Mercury movie to star Baron Cohen

'Borat' creator Sacha Baron Cohen is to swap moustaches for his latest role -- after signing up to play late Queen star Freddie Mercury.

The comic will play the flamboyant rock frontman in a biopic co-produced by Robert De Niro.

Pop singer's bid for bail shelved

A bail application on behalf of pop star George Michael has been cancelled.

The 47-year-old former Wham frontman was jailed for eight weeks after crashing his Range Rover while high on cannabis.

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