Smog in Beijing is so bad that marathon runners were wearing gas masks last week. It's one of the smoggiest cities in the world. 30,000 athletes were registered to run. Some dropped out, some quit early, and some wore masks.
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.