Many platitudes are uttered to steer us away from scrutinising things, writes Katharine Whitehorn.
Reuters – Affluent Mexicans, terrified
of soaring kidnapping rates, are spending thousands of dollars
to implant tiny transmitters under their skin so satellites can
help find them tied up in a safe house or stuffed in the trunk
of a car.
Can tennis be made to seem less of a posh sport?
Reuters – China’s first Olympic boxing champion
slimmed down for his lightning victory which secured China’s
50th gold medal on a surprising diet of hamburgers and pizza.
Reuters – A Serbian village
unveiled what it said was Europe’s first statue to the late
Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley on Saturday, to promote
tolerance in a region still recovering from war.
Reuters – They flew to Beijing with suitcases
full of sequin-spangled swimsuits, waterproof makeup, nose
clips and gelatine to make sure that underwater each hair would
stay in place.
Reuters – The Scottish government has declared
war on increasingly aggressive urban seagulls.
Put aside your Hollywood vision of death – it’s more likely to involve senility and lots of tubes.