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Pastor says end of the world is near

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Pastor Paul Begley of West Lafayette in Indiana says the end of the world is coming. In a broadcast, he said the scriptures show that a series of apocalyptic events will unfold before the end of the world, including war, plagues, political unrest and natural cataclysms. He says that many of these events are already happening and there is more drama to come. “What's amazing, there's becoming a spirit a deceptive spirit telling people Jesus isn't really coming back,” he added.

Customer strips and uses dildo in shop 

A woman who stripped naked and used a dildo in a sex shop in Florida has admitted she had drunk “about six beers” during the course of the day. A worker at the Lion's Den adult superstore said the woman removed a sex toy from its packaging and - according to the police report - began using the “pink-coloured, penis-shaped sex toy” in a “masturbatory manner”. The woman later 

Saggy pants law to be repealed 

A ban on so-called saggy pants that reveal a person's underwear is set to be lifted in a South Florida city. The city commission in Opa-locka, northeast of Miami, has voted by four to one to repeal the 2007 legislation that said men and women could receive civil citations if they breached the ban. The American Civil Liberties Union called the ban a “ridiculous waste of public resources”.

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