Off-location, but too exquisitely grisly to omit:
In September, when the 13th of 27 condemned men was hanged, the rope snapped and the prisoner landed on the floor and shouted: “God saved me!”
He lay on the ground praying and shouting while prison guards and the hangman discussed whether there had been divine intervention and the execution should be halted.
Eventually, they agreed that a new rope should be rigged and the man was dragged wailing up the steps once again. The second time, the rope held.
Some people would say that the Bible is better than the Koran because it leaves us in no doubt that God hasn’t got a particularly strong command of the plot, but they will burn in Hell.
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Programmes are rarely distributed at bullfights, and are never translated into English. There is an excellent reason for this, recounted over
- Faggot throws the don
Don King hedged his political bets pretty well this time round, with contributions going to Dick Gephardt, George W and Carol
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When the original cathedral was consecrated in 1058, it was dedicated to the Holy Cross and to St Eulalia, who on
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But perhaps Mandy should read Matthew before taking it as a compliment.
- Simple fix for Spain’s poverty crisis
Gypsy clans living on an old dung heap north of Granada may have the answer.