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Monday, April 05, 2010

Ten Things of Selection

  1. A 12-year-old US schoolgirl is suing the New York City authorities for $1m (£650,000) in damages after she was handcuffed and arrested for writing on her desk, while US neo-soul singer Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct for stripping naked on a street among pedestrians for her music video shoot.
  2. Lyndon Johnson was the second 20th Century US president to have entered office by the assassination of his predecessor. Theodore Roosevelt was the first.
  3. Leicester was the first major British city to elect an Indian asian woman at its lord mayor.
  4. The Falklands War remains Argentina's only war in more than 100 years.
  5. Iraq's Mandaeans believe that John the Baptist was the last great prophet.
  6. A Pakistani doctor has been suspended for using an ambulance to carry home a cow he had bought at a local market, health authorities say.
  7. Thousands of Vietnamese have become "ghost workers" in Russia - people who are employed in factories that are not registered and do not pay taxes.
  8. Some dentists in Britain are reporting that we are grinding our teeth more, as stress and even fears over the recession grip us.
  9. Omega-3 fatty acids have their own international awareness day.
  10. Experts agree that people with dementia can access memories through pictures or audio which trigger discussions about past experiences.

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