World news in brief: Nurses draw line at sex demands
Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00
A union representing Dutch nurses launched a national campaign yesterday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.
The union is calling the campaign "I Draw The Line Here", with an ad that features a young woman covering her face with crossed hands.
The price of being romantic
A German woman, fearful that a burglar was trying to break into her apartment, called police after she heard someone climbing up to her balcony.
Police discovered the "burglar" was the woman's boyfriend carrying flowers and a bottle of wine, but then arrested him on an outstanding warrant.
School's help for failing lovers
dozens of Japanese are attending a school in Tokyo that aims to turn them into marriage material.
The Infini school offers various classes for wannabe brides and grooms at a time when many people in Japan are either shunning marriage or are finding it very difficult to hook up with a partner.
Actress (104) to rejuvenate Hardy
A 104-year-old actress, the last person alive who knew Thomas Hardy, is performing his work in a bid to save an important collection for future generations in the UK.
Norrie Woodhall was cast by Hardy himself as Tess's sister Liza Lu in the stage version of his novel 'Tess Of The D'Urbervilles'.
Coffee-fuelled car drives 250 miles
A car fuelled by coffee was cheered through the streets of a city as it completed a 250-mile journey.
The vehicle used the equivalent of more than 11,000 espressos to complete the London to Manchester trip, interrupted by refuelling coffee stops every 60 miles.
Man 'used church to watch porno'
A 55-year-old man was accused of breaking into an Iowa church and using the electronic equipment to watch pornography.
Police said porn movies were found on the man when he was arrested. He faces burglary charges.