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Family describe terror after escaping fatal hotel blaze in Turkey

Read More <CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="" src="http://i3.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article11427041.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS91663906.jpg" width=466 height=738></CENTER> <P>Fatal fire at Eftalia Marin-hotel in Alanya, Turkey</P> <P>A heavily-pregnant mum from Greater Manchester has told of her holiday terror after escaping a fatal blaze at a hotel in Turkey with her children and partner.</P> <P>Sarah Larkin, 27, her boyfriend Mark Kershaw and her two children aged five and three had to flee from their apartment at the Eftalia Marin-hotel in Alanya in the early hours as the blaze took hold in the apartment underneath</P> <P>They say the smoke alarms failed to activate and they were only alerted by the cries of hotel workers a... Read more Read More

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Austrian atheist wins right to wear spaghetti strainer as religious headgear

article Read More An Austrian man has won a three-year battle with authorities and now has a drivers license in which he is wearing a spaghetti strainer as religious headgear, the BBC reports. The only headgear allowed in Austrian ID Cards are ones worn for religious purposes. Niko Alm claimed the strainer was a requirement of his religion, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster, or pastafarianism. The only dogma of the parody-religion is "the rejection of all dogma," and pastafarianism came out as a protest when the Kansas School Board ruled in 2005 that intelligent design can be taught in schools. Niko Alm applied to be able to wear a spaghetti strainer on his license like members of any other faith are allowed to wear their head-coverings. The stunt meant that the au... Read more Read More

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