Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The World Today

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The World Today

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germany: The man who has confessed to killing a man and eating his flesh has received offers for film rights and is writing a book about his deeds, his lawyer revealed today. "We are in initial talks" about film rights, lawyer Harald Ermel said outside the Kassel courtroom where Armin Meiwes, 42, went on trial last week for murdering Bernd Juergen.

usa: A week-long celebration honouring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright - next Wednesday - opened yesterday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park in North Carolina.

usa: A man who makes a living playing Santa Claus has been convicted of assaulting his girlfriend. Howard Covert, who has played Santa in commercials and some of New York's biggest stores, struck the woman on the head and tried to choke her at his New Jersey home. He will be sentenced in March

usa: A research team at Stanford University in California found that MRIs taken of the brains of 16 volunteers revealed that looking at amusing cartoons stimulates the same circuits of the brain as cocaine, money or a pretty face. …

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