‘A desperate Turkish man living in Germany has turned to the police for protection from his insatiable wife’s constant demands for sex, authorities said on Wednesday. The man came to his local police station in south-western Germany on Tuesday saying that he had been sleeping on the sofa for the past four years to escape the clutches of his wife of 18 years and mother of their two children. “Now he has decided to get a divorce and to move out … in the hope of finally getting some rest, particularly as he is anxious to arrive at work well rested,” police said in a statement. “At the moment this is impossible because he says his wife keeps coming into the living room demanding that he perform his marital duties. “He asked for police help in getting some sleep at night” – AFP.
‘Graverobbers have stolen the body of one of Italy’s most famous and much-loved television personalities. Quiz king Mike Bongiorno was the Italian equivalent of Bruce Forsyth and hosted several TV game shows over a career spanning more than 50 years. He died 16 months ago and was buried in a family plot after a funeral service attended by 15,000 people, including Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Police said the theft of his body had been discovered by workers at the cemetery where he was buried at Arona near Milan. Many suspect that the robbers’ motive is to hold the body for ransom. No-one has yet claimed responsibility or demanded payment to have the body returned. “We are shocked and horrified. Words cannot convey what we feel,” said Mr Bongiorno’s son, Michele. Local priest, father Mauro Pozzi said: ”It’s a terrible sign of the times in which we live in. No-one has any respect any more – the only possible motive I can see is extortion” – Sky News.com