* An Australian has produced the World's First Shoe Phone. Turns out, of course, that like most world firsts, it has been done before.
* President of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiev has congratulated women for their achievements. However, we're not so sure how well his comments would be received in a western country...
* Can France's disastrous immigration policies get any worse? Yes they can.
* Rupert Murdoch gets it - a brilliant speech.