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Huge protest over trouser attacks

HUNDREDS of people have protested in Malawi about thugs who have been stripping women of their trousers and mini-skirts.

Some attackers claim their victims' dress was a sign of loose morals or that they were prostitutes.

A MAN accused of scaling the fence of Halle Berry's house will remain in jail after pleading guilty to stalking the Oscar-winning actress.

LA deputy district attorney Wendy Segall said Richard Franco (28) was sentenced to 386 days in jail, but he has already served half that term.

BEE GEES star Robin Gibb is to make his classical debut with a concept album about the sinking of the Titanic.

The singer (62), who has been battling colon and liver cancer, is also due to perform at the premiere of 'The Titanic Requiem' in London in April.

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has missed a second birthday party because of ill-health. The renowned cosmologist was due to attend a VIP reception at the Science Museum in London.

Prof Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, turned 70 on January 8.

LOS ANGELES County Coroner's officials have identified the man whose dismembered head, hands and feet were found in a Hollywood park, but they're not releasing his name.

Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says police investigators have asked officials to withhold any information about him as they continue to hunt for his killer.

A man thought the errant nail that discharged from the gun he was working with had whizzed by his head. Instead, it was lodged in his brain.

Family members say Dante Autullo spent more than a day with the 3.5-inch (8.8-centimetre) nail in his head before having it removed in a hospital in Illinois this week.

Irish Independent