Holy Jesus

Pop star Michael Jackson visits at an orphanage in Tokyo May 28, 2006. Jackson appeared at the orphanage on Sunday a day after appearance in public for the first time since his acquittal on sex-abuse charges last year, accepting a music award and thanking 'all the people who believed in me.' (Issei Kato/Reuters)

You're right Reuters, we better

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton discusses the negative impact of the Bush/Enzi health bill and women's access to contraception and abortion prevention efforts while at a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 10, 2006.

"My friend, your payment is a week late"

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi, left, peers from behind the shoulder of former finance minister Giulio Tremonti, at an electoral rally in Milan, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2006. Campaigning was concluding Friday for local elections - including in Rome, Milan and Sicily - that could give an early indication of the popularity of premier Romano Prodi's new center-left government. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

"If we use two arms, no one will be suspicious!"

Frankfurt's captain Pia Wunderlich, center, holds up the trophy after her team won the women's Uefa Cup final soccer match between 1. FFC Frankfurt and Turbine Potsdam in Frankfurt, central Germany, Saturday, May 27, 2006. Frankfurt won 3-2, 7-2 on aggregate. At right is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)


Qatar is 666?

Qatari pays $2.75 mln for mobile phone number
Tue May 23, 10:22 AM ET

The tiny Gulf state of Qatar, famed mainly for having the Arab world's largest reserves of natural gas, added another record to its name Tuesday -- one of the world's most expensive telephone numbers.

At a charity event in the capital of Doha, a Qatari bidder paid $2.75 million for the mobile phone number 666-6666.

The winner, who made the highest bid 10 minutes into the auction, declined requests for interviews. Eight people took part in the auction, organized by Qatar Telecom to help raise funds for charity, paying 3,000 Qatari riyals ($824.60) per ticket.

Funds from the ticket sales were given to a local charity, while the 10 million riyals from the sale of the number will be used to expand medical services.


Crack the Code

Reuters - Wed May 17, 4:31 PM ET
Unidentified guests arrive for the world premiere of U.S. director Ron Howard's out of competition film 'The Da Vinci Code' at the 59th Cannes Film Festival May 17, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


Old man can still box

Oscar De La Hoya (R) of Los Angeles has Ricardo Mayorga of Managua, Nicaragua against the ropes during the sixth round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 6, 2006. De La Hoya won the WBC Super Welterweight title fight by TKO in the sixth round. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

"I did it my way"

Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sings during the opening of Letizia Moratti's mayoral electoral campaign in Milan, May 7, 2006. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca


Funny Sign

San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds (25) is greeted by a sign while playing against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning of their baseball game Friday, May 5, 2006, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

"Speeches are boring, when is my salon appointment?"

Indian President Abdul Kalam listens to speakers after inaugurating a two-day 'South Asia Conference on renewable energy 2006' in New Delhi, April 18, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore


Those Euros are real tough on crime

Kills 9 babies, gets 15 years...wonderfull (see below) - Plus they have a statute of limitations on murder

German mother Sabine H. has her handcuffs removed as she arrives for the second day of her trial in a courtroom in the eastern German town of Frankfurt an der Oder May 2, 2006. The unemployed dental assistant, accused of killing nine newborn babies over the course of a decade and burying them in flower pots, is charged with eight counts of manslaughter as the statute of limitations on the first of the nine deaths has expired. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. REUTERS/Patrick Pleul/Pool