Each day we offer a selection of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our own comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Dying Left To Wait For Ambulances”
Perhaps, they just were waiting for the hearses.

Malta, Malta Times: “Air Malta In Swine Flu Scare”
Their planes are being struck by flying pigs.

Norway, Norway Post: “Prostitutes Are Back On Streets”
Is that worse than being back under the control of vicious pimps?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Supersized Shoplifting”
I just would love to see you shove a bed under your shirt.

Australia, Canberra Times: “MP Rapes Woman On Office Couch”
Well, in the American Congress they rape the entire nation on the floor of Congress.

UK, The Independent: “Mugabe Calls US Diplomat An Idiot”
If Robert Mugabe who has destroyed his nation, calls you an idiot, consider it a compliment.

Sweden, The Local: “Police Give Youth The Finger”
I think kids prefer the finger to the baton.

South Africa, Mercury: “Palin -Leave My Kids Alone”
I think your children would be best off if mom left them out of her political shenanigans.

China, Shanghai Daily: “Bars And Beer Head South”
To an Irish man it’s OK as long as the south is near his home.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Son Becomes Mom To Get Money”
What does he get if he becomes dad?