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What the papers say - DAILY TELEGRAPH


The Turkish government has agreed to supply water pipes to the southern village of Sirt following a sex strike by local women complaining about shortages of fresh water.

The men from the village will now lay the pipes to a water source 8km away.

The sacrifice of a pig will signal the start of a project to drain a volcanic crater full of rainwater in a Filipino town.

Residents of Botolan have been warned that Mount Pinatubo could overtop and flood their town, so the Aeta tribesmen plan to build a canal that will drain it. The pig will be sacrificed to the mountain god to keep workmen from danger.

Four speed cameras along a 24km stretch of the A40 in Gloucestershire have been vandalised by motorists, police believe. Three had apparently been rammed by vehicles while one had had its pole bent by use of a rope or chain. Repairs have cost the taxpayer £40,000.

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