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Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel


Brunost has a high concentration of fat and sugar
A road tunnel in Norway has been closed - by a lorry-load of burning cheese.

About 27 tonnes of caramelised brown goat cheese - a delicacy known as Brunost - caught light as it was being driven through the Brattli Tunnel at Tysfjord, northern Norway, last week.

The fire raged for five days and smouldering toxic gases were slowing the recovery operation, officials said.

The tunnel - which is said to be badly damaged - is likely to remain closed for several weeks, they added.


Fox 'tried to drag away three-year-old on sledge'

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The Fox locked its jaws around the Alfie Whitelock's boot
The wild animal crept up to Alfie Whitelock as he played in the garden of his home in daylight, before pouncing.

It locked its jaws around the child's boot as he screamed and pulled him along the ground, a newspaper reported.

But Alfie's father Lee Whitelock, 32, then ran to the rescue and chased off the fox. The animal then made a second lunge at the pair from behind.

Mr Whitelock, an estate agent, said he and his wife Saranya, 26, were left fearing what might have happened if their one-year-old daughter had been outside the home in Chislehurst, Kent.

He told The Sun: "We'd never leave Alice outside by herself but I hate to think what would have happened if the fox had attacked her."


Law school graduate robs bank because of giant student debt - Says he'd do it again

Can you imagine graduating from a fairly high-ranked law school only to find yourself a few years later working as a janitor with a $250,000 debt?

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Guns don't cause crime, student loans do:
A man who wore a three-dimensional Bucky Badger hat when he allegedly robbed an East Side credit union last week told police that he wants to go to prison and needed the money because he has $250,000 in student debt.

Randall H. Hubatch, 49, of Madison, was charged Friday with armed robbery for the Jan. 11 robbery of the Summit Credit Union, 1799 Thierer Road. What stood out about the robbery was Hubatch's choice of apparel, which included the Bucky Badger hat.

"If the district attorney agrees to send me to prison for a long time, then I will confess and plead guilty," Hubatch told Madison police Detective Tom Helgren after his arrest on Monday, according to a criminal complaint. "Otherwise, I have nothing else to say, and if released I will do it again."

Red Flag

Jeweller found not guilty of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' attack on partner after jury hears she signed a 'sex slave contract'


Trial: Steven Lock at Ipswich Crown court who was inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey
A jeweller has been found not guilty of attacking his lover after a jury heard she signed a 'sex slave contract.'

Steven Lock said he and a woman partner had agreed a 'master/slave' session after both reading erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The 43-year-old was today found not guilty of assault occasioning actually bodily harm after Ipswich Crown Court heard the woman had signed a 'sex slave' contract.

In the contract she had promised Mr Lock free use of her body, entitling him to lash her if she did not follow his rules, the jury was told.

Mr Lock explained he only continued whipping for 15 seconds because the woman did not use the safe word 'red.'

Comment: We certainly have some wonderfully inspiring pulp fiction for the masses in today's society.

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City panicked by wave of suspected ritual killings

Cameroon People
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In the past two weeks police have found 18 bodies dumped along the streets, all of the bodies had been mutilated.
Yaounde, Cameroon -- Michele Mbala Mvogo, a 17-year-old high school student, left home to go to school one morning, and she never came back.

On Friday, police found Michele's corpse with four other bodies dumped outside a kindergarten school. Fighting back tears, Deborah Ngoh Tonye described what was left of her sister's gruesome corpse. Someone had removed Michele's genitals, tongue, eyes, hair, and breasts.

Michele's bizarre murder is believed to be part of a wave of killings linked to occult rituals that has triggered panic in Yaounde, the capital city of more than 2 million people in the West African nation of Cameroon.

In the past two weeks police have found 18 bodies dumped along the streets. Authorities said all of the bodies had been mutilated. Officials have not said if the female victims among the 18 bodies had been raped.

State security officials said Tuesday the bodies have been identified. The victims, who are between the ages of 15 and 26, are mostly Yaounde high school students, police said. They said a number of suspects have been arrested in the case, but so far no one has been charged.

State intelligence officials have launched an investigation to track down the killers, said Communications Minister Tchiroma Bakari.


Ted Nugent claims his 'buddies' are willing to start an armed revolt

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Firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent
Detroit-born southern rockabilly Ted Nugent isn't known for moderation, but from the sound of his latest comments, the re-election of President Barack Obama (D) has made him ever more extreme.

Speaking to fans during an NBC-sponsored gun show, Nugent said that Obama "is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776," adding: "If you want another Concord bridge, I've got some buddies."

The comment was a reference to the Battle of Concord, in which a British soldier broke a standoff and fired upon assembled American militiamen, in what later became known as "the shot heard around the world" that helped launch the Revolutionary War.


Pediatrician's body found bound and burning inside her home

Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a local pediatrician after finding her body tied up and set on fire insider her home on Monday.

Investigators confirmed reports on Tuesday that the victim, 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti, was taking part in a pediatric fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ketunuti's body was found with her hands and feet tied behind her and a rope tied around her neck. Police said she was likely strangled to death before being set on fire.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday that Ketunuti's dog-walker alerted authorities after finding the body that afternoon. Police said there was no signs of forced entry.


Christian radio host: Planned Parenthood is a 'Hitler kind of killing machine'


Liberty Council's Mat Starver
To mark the 40th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision recognizing abortion rights for women, Liberty Counsel's Mat Starver took to the airwaves to accuse Planned Parenthood of being a "killing machine" in the tradition mass-murdering dictator Adolf Hitler.

"Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade," Pastor Starver noted on Monday. "A decision in which seven of the nine justices ultimately discovered some so-called right in the Constitution that no one else has ever discovered, that abortion is permissible through all nine months of pregnancy. And from that moment till now, we've slaughtered 55 million children."

Co-host Matt Barber opined that the Obama administration's health care reform law meant that taxpayers would be "in the business of enriching people who make a living killing innocent, unborn children. They are getting filthy rich off of it."


At least three people injured after two students opened fire on Texas college campus

At least three people are believed to be injured after two gunmen opened fire on a Texas college campus this afternoon. A spokesperson from Lone Star College in Houston confirmed shots were fired between two people - believed to be students - at the North Harris campus and that one of them had been detained.

Police are currently searching a wooded area north of the college for another gunman who fled the building - which is on lock down and said to be out of danger. One of the injured is believed to be the detained gunman and the others are believed to have been caught in the crossfire. Another man was said to have suffered a heart attack.


Students huddled in corners and went for shelter as gunshots were heard at the North Harris campus of Lone Star college this morning
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Students' duct-tape joke could get Ohio teacher fired


Ohio teacher Melissa Cairns
A middle school teacher in Ohio could be fired for posting a picture of what she calls a shared joke with her students online.

WEWS-TV reported on Tuesday that Melissa Cairns has been placed on leave without pay for posting a picture last October of her students with duct tape over their mouths on Facebook with the caption, "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!"

Cairns said the picture was the result of one students' playfully putting tape over her mouth after Cairns offered her some to help fix a broken binder. Some of the girl's classmates, Cairns said, were amused by the display and joined in. But a colleague reportedly saw the picture on Cairns' Facebook page and alerted management.