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Eggs boiled in children' urine take the world by storm  

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CHINA: Eggs hard boiled in children's urine could be about to sweep the world if a small corner of China has anything to do with it.
Traditional chefs in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, eastern China, are trying to convince everyone that they're really not just taking the pee.
Spring eggs hard boiled in children's urine have been a treat in this part of China for thousands of years and now culture officials want to take it worldwide.
Chef Lu Ming said: 'The urine is gathered from local schools and the very best comes from boys under 10 years old. They pee in buckets and we collect it fresh every day,'
Then the eggs - which have official cultural significance status - are boiled in the wee, first with their shells on and then with them off for a day and a night before they're ready to be eaten.
He said: 'The eggs are delicious and healthy. They stop fevers and can help you concentrate if you're feeling sluggish or sleepy.
'We are having a big export push because we want people outside China to fully appreciate the delicacy of our cuisine.' 
 
Man has 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts
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HOLLYWOOD: Most film enthusiasts would be satisfied with a signed photograph to remind them of their favourite screen idol.
But Julia Roberts devotee Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic has opted for something a little more personal to prove his love for the Pretty Woman star.
The newspaper vendor from Valparaiso in Chile has spent the last ten years - and about thousands of dollars - having 82 portraits of the actress tattooed on his torso and arms.
See the creepy tattoos of Julia Roberts here.
Bukovic, 56, started his collection after watching Roberts' Oscar-winning performance in the film Erin Brockovich.
All of his 82 tattoos of the actress are inspired by scenes in the film.
Bukovic said he plans to get more tattoos of the star on his chest, back and arms - as long as there is space and he has the money.
 
Vegetarian couple barred from adopting
 
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GREECE: A vegetarian couple on the Greek island of Crete has been barred from adopting a child because of doubts about their diet, a local social welfare official said today.
The decision was taken because the would-be adoptive parents, who have gone to court to overturn it, eat no meat or fish and officials feared this regimen would be applied to the child as well.
"We asked the University of Crete medical school on the issue and they said the child's diet must include meat, fish, etc," the head of the city's welfare services, Spyros Epitropakis, said.
"We do not discriminate but we were obliged to check this out. The issue is now in the hands of the judicial authorities," he said.
The university expert whose recommendation was used by the welfare services to reject the application has labeled the affair "unreasonable." 
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"It's unreasonable not to be given the child for being vegetarian," said Antonis Kafatos, a pediatrician and nutrition researcher.
"A child needs to eat fish, seafood and dairy products among other things, without meat being essential. But if the family has no intention of imposing its diet habits on the child, I don't see where the problem is," he said.
The case is to be examined on March 16.
Greece has one of the lowest birth rates in the European Union. Strict procedures covering adoption in the country often force couples to seek other options, such as adopting children sold by migrant gangs.
 
Flight attendant 'hit plane's roof'
 
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LONDON: A flight attendant suffered serious injuries after being thrown into the air when turbulence hit her plane, according to a new report. 
Several cabin crew members were sitting unrestrained when they hit severe turbulence as their SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight was preparing to land at Heathrow Airport, the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report states.
One crew member was thrown into the air, hitting the cabin roof.
Another was making an announcement to passengers when she was thrown out of her seat, badly injuring her back as she landed back in her chair.
She had to lie on the floor as the plane came in to land and was taken to hospital with spinal injuries.
The incident, which occurred in August last year, happened while the seatbelt sign was on and cabin crew were preparing for landing.
The AAIB report claims that three out of the four cabin crew were not aware of any announcement warning of turbulence when the incident occurred.
But SAS Scandinavian Airlines have defended their actions, stating that cabin crew know they are required to be seated and buckled when the seatbelt signs are on.
 
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