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Oddities News Archive - June 20, 2006

By Waheed Khan KARACHI (Reuters) - Every Saturday night Pakistani actor Ali Saleem puts on a bright saree and chunky jewelery and transforms himself into glamorous widow Begum Nawazish Ali, who teases guests with flirty questions on a television chat show.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The car owner's grimace may be real as the "parking ticket" is peeled from the windshield, but it soon becomes clear the penalty notice is a fake.

The mayor of Connecticut's largest city admitted on Tuesday to using cocaine while in office.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'