In a rare show of political unity, 44 members of Zimbabwe's parliament were circumcised on Friday as part of a national HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. The procedure has become a central pillar of the southern African nation's fight against AIDS, and one MP even allowed photographers to take pictures of him lying on a bed with his recently bandaged penis on display.
It's the gut or your job
Pakistan is cracking down on portly policemen after only a quarter of the 19,000 officers in the Punjab province passed a fitness test.Plump police were warned in letters to trim their waist-lines to the regulation 38 inches by the end of the month. Those who fail may be removed from field duties, The News reported.
A Pavarotti lookalike is entertaining train passengers by breaking into song on a station platform. Colin Miller travelled the world as the opera singer's double after Nessun Dorma became the anthem of the Italia 90 World Cup. But work dried up after the singer died in 2007 and he has landed a job with Virgin Trains in England.