So good, it's bad-man
DC COMICS, home of superheroes like Batman and Superman, has a new series with the unlikely role of lead saviour taken by former evil genius Lex Luthor.
Writer Geoff Johns said evil was relative and the crossover would turn "inside out" the nature of DC's long-standing characters, both good and bad, with the first of the seven-issue mini-series mixing up the idea of good and evil to leave readers unsure what is right or wrong.
CLIFF'S 100TH ALBUM
Cliff Richard has announced his landmark 100th album.
The singer (72) is set to release 'The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook' in November. Described as a tribute to the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Buddy Holly, the album was recorded at the Blackbird Studio and The Parlor in Nashville, Tennessee.
CHINESE TAKEN AWAY
CHINA'S high-end restaurants have gone into crisis under political leader Xi Jinping's crackdown this year on party extravagances which angered ordinary Chinese, such as dining on the public purse.
To stem losses and avoid the now-tarnished image of VIP banquet halls, these restaurants have reinvented themselves as "ordinary" since new party rules curbed food and drink spending.
MILLIPEDES TRAIN CRASH
BLACK Portuguese millipedes are suspects in a rear-end collision between two trains in Western Australia yesterday, after hundreds of the tiny creatures were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track.
"Millipedes are one of the factors we are going to take into account," David Hynes, of Western Australia's Public Transport Authority said.
WORLD RECORD SALAD
STUDENTS at a US university marked the start of the school year by making a world record fruit salad, weighing more than 6,800kg.
A Guinness World Records representative certified the record at the University of Massachusetts food event which has become an annual tradition. Recent years have featured record-breaking seafood stews and stir fries.
FEEDING POETRY TASTES
Poet Roger McGough is making a meal of his latest book by serving it up on a series of plates.
The 75-year-old writer has created seven teatime tales for children aged three to 10, that are being printed on a quarter of a million plates and given away with Bird's Eye frozen food products in UK supermarkets Sainsbury's and Morrisons.