Tuesday, April 08, 2008
One Hit News
A 56-year-old Norwegian suspected of being the pedofile "Pocket Man" was ordered held in police custody for another four weeks on Monday. He's also been charged with 15 new assaults.
Police believe the man has attacked hundreds of young boys over the past 30 years. He was initially charged formally with 11 attacks, but that's been raised to 26 as more alleged victims have come forward.
The 56-year-old, who isn't being publicly identified, was arrested at his home near Bergen in January. He's a married, affluent business owner with grown children of his own who traveled frequently and thus is suspected of sexual assaults all over southern Norway.
Italian man deals with depression by shooting things up. Life In Italy:
Like a famous scene in a Rambo movie, an Italian man said he vented his anger and frustration by shooting up shops and petrol stations around his home town. Armed with a series of rifles, the 43-year-old truckdriver recently strafed a number of garages as well as a car showroom, a photographer's studio, an insurance office, a toy shop and the local headquarters of a Communist party.
Asked why he was using his firearms for such apparently random vandalism, the man reportedly claimed: ''I suffer from depression. It's the only way I can relieve it''.
Pope Benedict to "snub" victims of sex abuse by priests. The Independent:
THE Pope's visit to America next week has been plunged into controversy after the Church decided that he will not address the victims of sex abuse by priests.
Groups representing thousands of victims of sexual abuse by American clergy yesterday threatened to greet the Pope with protests on his first visit to the country.
They will publish full-page newspaper ads to condemn his five-day visit because it does not include a stop in Boston, the epicentre of a scandal that has shattered the church in America.
Bloggers concerned over Cyber law that could leave them open to defamation lawsuits. The Jakarta Post:
In a meeting organized by the British Council on Friday, bloggers expressed concerns the new law on electronic information and transaction could make them susceptible to charges of defamation.
Blogger Enda Nasution said bloggers were being more careful now as the law opened up possibilities of prosecution for providing "sensitive" content about public figures and certain issues on their sites.
"Bloggers can get in trouble by just linking to a website containing defamation. In an indirect way, the law bans freedom of expression," Enda said.
The lynx is making a return in Italy. BBC:
A lynx has appeared in the Italian Alps for the first time in 100 years.
The authorities in Italy's South Tyrol region say the lynx, which crossed the mountains from Switzerland, does not pose a threat to livestock in the area.
Lynx were wiped out by hunters and farmers in the region in the early 20th Century. They were reintroduced in Switzerland in the 1970s.
And finally friends...global warming proponents have plucked the last string and have pulled out all the stops in reaching new depths in their alarmist cries and perpetuation of panic. Climate Scientist says global warming may wipe beer from the face of the earth. The New Zealand Herald:
A climate scientist is warning that climate change could affect beer production within 25 years.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger said climate change could see a decline of malting barley production in parts of Canterbury and across the Tasman.
"It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up," Dr Salinger said.
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