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Farmer eaten by his own pigs

POLICE are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his own pigs.

Terry Vance Garner (69) never returned after he set out to feed his animals on his farm near the Oregon coast in America.

A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the pig enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said.

It is possible that Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals, then killed and eaten, Frasier said.

The possibility of foul play is being investigated as well.

"For all we know, it was a horrific accident, but it's so doggone weird that we have to look at all possibilities," Frasier said.

WWII gun on display in US

A MASSIVE gun that was on the battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrendered at the end of the Second World War will soon be installed on a cliff over San Francisco Bay.

The 68ft, 236,000-pound gun will be painted and displayed at the Battery Townsley fortification.

The gun was set to complete the final leg of its journey after a two-day trip from a naval weapons station in Nevada.

Sailors charged over hookers

TWO US Navy sailors have been stripped of their security clearances and taken off their regular jobs, but they have yet to be charged in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that ensnared members of the US military and Secret Service.

US Southern Command said the investigation surrounding the two sailors is still going on. But a lawyer for one of the sailors said it should not take this long.

Train strikes hit Portuguese rail

commuters are struggling as Portuguese train engineers begin five days of stoppages to contest austerity measures.

National rail company Comboios de Portugal said the strike forced the cancellation of almost 70pc of suburban services in Lisbon. The engineers are refusing to work during the first two hours of each shift.