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Hong Kong in 'Lights Out' plan. Air pollution in Hong Kong has got so bad that there's a public campaign for everyone to turn their lights out for 3 minutes on the 8th day of the month at 8 o'clock. Although wouldn't not using your car be a better idea?

Spain arrests fairground migrants. Police arrest 383 migrants trying to enter Spain while hiding in fairground attractions. Dare I say it's a fair cop?

Drug 'treats depression in hours'. Ketamine, an anaesthetic and recreational drug, has been found to relieve symptoms of depression within hours of use. Unlike traditional remedies which can take weeks or months to take effect. The only problem is the halucinatory side-effects, so as long as you can cope with blue elephants in tutus, no issue.

Britons online '50 days a year'. The British spend an average of 50 days online per year, based on the average of 23.5 hours per week. 87% of Britons shop online, with 78% doing home banking.

Baby badges for Japan commuters. In an attempt to get Japanese commuters to give up their seats for pregnant women, badges are being given out with "There is a baby in my stomach" printed on them. It's part of an initiative to encourage couples to have children, although it sounds like they might need a biology lesson.

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