Thursday 23 November 2017

The art of seduction

Would-be artists will need a little lead in their pencils to complete the illustrations in a new dot-to-dot version of the ancient 'Kama Sutra' sex guide.

The original book, based on ancient Indian Hindu philosophies and first translated into English in 1883, is believed to have been written around 1,600 years ago. The new version includes several incomplete illustrations of recommended positions, including the inverted crow and the tortoise.


Armed thieves dressed as zombies and other scary Halloween characters robbed a jewellery store in Mexico City.

The thieves used hammers to smash showcases and made off with chains, rings and bracelets with a total estimated value of more than a million pesos (€54,000).


Firefighters have rescued a 19-year-old New York University student who became trapped between two buildings in Manhattan.

Officials say rescue workers had to breach a concrete wall to gain access to Asher Vongtau, who was found wedged between an NYU dormitory and a parking garage. It is unclear how he got there.


Actress Michelle Pfeiffer says she will not rule out cosmetic surgery as she tries to come to terms with ageing.

Pfeiffer (55) has been a mainstay in Hollywood for 30 years, since her breakout role in 'Scarface' in 1983.

Pfeiffer admits her loss of youth and beauty has "played havoc" with her psyche. "I used to think I would never have surgery but it's really hard to say never," she told 'Stella' magazine. "I'm in the 'never say never' camp now."


At least 24 people died in a stampede at an all-night church vigil disrupted by politicking over a contentious election in Nigeria's southeast Anambra state this month.

Police said the stampede occurred at an All Saints' Day open-air vigil attended by tens of thousands and organised by St Dominic's Catholic Church in the town of Uke.


Authorities at a famous Beijing park are investigating the mysterious deaths of stray cats in recent weeks.

A park spokesman said the Temple of Heaven park has stepped up patrols in an effort to prevent more deaths and carcasses from being dumped inside. Protesters have accused park authorities of killing the cats.

Irish Independent

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