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Ministers watched porn in assembly

Published 09/02/2012 | 05:00

THREE Indian politicians from a morally conservative party -- including a women's affairs minister -- have resigned after being caught watching pornography on a mobile phone during a session of state parliament.

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News channels broadcast footage showing Karnataka state minister Laxman Savadi sharing a porn clip with his colleague C C Patil as they sat in the state assembly.

Homeless are told to stay indoors

A FRENCH health minister, Nora Berra has been ridiculed on the internet for writing a blog at the weekend, advising the homeless to stay indoors.

She said toddlers, old people, the sick and the homeless should "avoid going outdoors" during Europe's current severe cold snap.

Sauerkraut jam halts Germans

PILES of sauerkraut tumbled out of a truck on a busy German motorway and quickly froze to the autobahn surface, causing a massive traffic jam near Frankfurt during Tuesday's morning rush hour.

A truck crashed into another vehicle near the western town of Friedberg and scattered its contents across the motorway.

Westwood lands himself in a hole

LEE Westwood was forced to apologise after his mother caught him swearing on live television at last week's Qatar Masters, the world's number three golfer has admitted.

The incident occurred at the 16th on Sunday, during a round that left him in a tie for 12th place behind the tournament winner Paul Lawrie.

Facebook to be used in manhunts

POLICE in the German state of Lower Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook "friends" to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state's interior minister.

The decision to use social media in manhunts follows the completion of a pilot scheme in the northern city of Hanover last year, which drew sharp criticism from data-protection groups.

Plane on ground, pilot high as a kite

LION Air's slogan of "We make you fly" came a bit too close to the truth this weekend when one of the Indonesian airline's pilots tested positive for crystal meth just hours before he was due to take off.

The 44-year-old pilot was arrested in a hotel on Saturday in Surabaya, Indonesia's second city.

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