In brief: Men use make-up to save blushes
SOUTH Korea has become the male make-up capital of the world.
A survey said it accounted for more than one-fifth of the world's male skincare products, even though the country has just 19 million men. South Korean men who use make-up say it gives them confidence in a society where "appearance is power".
Snake escapes a good sssizzling
FIREFIGHTERS rescued a 6ft snake while tackling a house blaze.
The python was reported missing from a thatched home in a village near Bishops Stortford, Essex, after crews were called to reports of a roof fire. The snake crawled to the roof then fell into the garden during the firefighting operation.
New record brings tears to the eyes
A MAN has beaten his own world record to grow the largest onion for a second year running.
Peter Glazebrook (78) set a new record for the world's heaviest onion for the second consecutive year at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show when his vegetable tipped the scales at 18lbs 1oz, beating his previous world record of 17lbs 15.5 ounces.
Vandal spells it out for victim
POLICE are searching for a spelling-challenged vandal who defaced a woman's car with paint in Pennsylvania.
On the driver's side doors someone had scrawled "bicth". Officers are looking for an illiterate person with a grudge against the victim.
Commanding start for 'Master'
CULT drama 'The Master' kicked off with a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing US box office records on just a handful of screens.
The hugely-anticipated film -- which will open in more cities in upcoming weeks -- stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic cult leader and Joaquin Phoenix as his wayward protege. It brought in $729,745 dollars (€556,258) in five cinemas in New York and Los Angeles for a record-setting per-screen average of $145,949 (€111,241).
Mutilated bodies found on farm
THE dismembered bodies of 17 men were found on a farm in central Mexico, in an area disputed by violent drug cartels.
The bodies were dumped in the town of Tizapan el Alto by the border between Jalisco and Michoacan, home to two rival crime gangs. The bodies were discovered as Mexicans celebrated Independence Day.