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(CNN) -- It was a bad week...


Imran Khan was arrested at a rally in Pakistan

Imran Khan

Arrested in Pakistan and facing prison after criticizing the emergency rule imposed by the government.

Christmas Turkeys

The latest case of bird flu in the UK has affected counties that produce up to a third of British turkeys.

French commuters

A strike brings Paris to a standstill with travel chaos as thousands have to walk or bike home.


Research has shown that British parents now cook an average of 2.4 different meals at dinner to cater for fussy children.

Divorced women

A report by UK's Fawcett Society says separation and divorce hits women harder than it does men. The reason for this claim the Society is that women are poorer savers than men who are likely to have a larger nest egg and pension to cushion them after a break-up.

It's been a good week for......

Wes Anderson

The American film director and prince of offbeat quirk is set to make one of his childhood dreams come true. Growing up a fans of Roald Dahl -- the writer of wonderfully inventive and ever-so-slightly sinister children's books -- Anderson will be bringing one of the English author's stories, "The Fantastic Mr Fox," to the big screen. The animated version of the book will feature George Clooney as the voice of the hero.


An anonymous donor gave a staggering $100 million to the small U.S. town of Erie in Pennsylvania. Mike Batchelor president of the Erie Community Foundation was sworn to secrecy by the town's mystery benefactor, but announced that all of the town's 46 charity organizations would be getting a cut of the windfall. Read more.


In the annals of excess, it could be a new high: Costing more than $300 million, an Airbus A380 superjumbo has been bought by a Saudi Arabian billionaire. The plane will be outfitted for the sole use of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, although the $320 million price tag doesn't even include the money the prince will spend to custom fit the nearly 6,000-square-foot plane to include whatever he wants. The options include private bedrooms, a movie theater or even a gym with a Jacuzzi. It will also need a crew of 15 to operate the double-decker plane.

Christmas Travel

A record 3.3 million Britons are to spend Christmas abroad -- an increase of 11 per cent on last year's figures. Spain tops the list of favored destinations for Brits at Christmas according to the study by Co-operative Travel.

Women priests

More women than men were ordained in the Church of England last year with 244 women ordained compared to 234 men.

Comic-book lovers

Marvel comics -- behind Spider-man and the X-men -- is putting its archive online in an attempt to draw younger fans to the genre. The first offering of the digital service includes 2500 comic books with 20 titles added a week. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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