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In brief: Suicide bomber kills 52 in Iraq

Published 19/01/2011 | 05:00

A suicide bomber killed 52 people among a crowd of police recruits in Saddam Hussein's hometown yesterday, shattering a two-month lull in major attacks.

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The violence underscored persistent gaps in the security forces' ability to protect the country, despite seven years and $22 billion in training and equipment provided by the US.

Aniston regrets 'Rachel' hair craze

Jennifer Aniston says the haircut she inspired in the mid-1990s wasn't worth the following it attracted.

The 41-year-old former star of 'Friends' says in 'Allure' magazine that "The Rachel" was not her best look. She said: "How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I've ever seen."

Dressing down for bank's style

Swiss bank UBS is revising its dress code after being mocked for suggesting skin-coloured underwear and to avoid garlic breath.

The bank says it is whittling down its 44-page style guide to a more modest booklet.

Gran's ashes are stolen in row

A man in the US has been charged with stealing a funeral urn containing the ashes of his girlfriend's grandmother.

Mark Kzakrzeski was carrying a pistol when he stole the urn during a row at the girlfriend's home. He told police he threw the ashes and urn in the woods. They have still not been found.

Lost post turns up on 65-mile stretch

Post was found scattered along 65 miles of a main road in Missouri after falling out of a truck.

The US postal service driver only realised the rear door was open when he was well on his way to the next state and stopped.

All of the mail was safely recovered.

Man arrested in US strangler probe

A man linked by DNA to the deaths of three women strangled in a crime-ridden section of Philadelphia has been arrested.

Antonio Rodriguez (21) was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant after a tip-off, police said.

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