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Latest update : 2011-08-08

Vilnius mayor crushes badly parked car with tank

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 2nd August 2011: The mayor of Vilnius finds a novel way to dissuade parking on bike lanes: crushing a Mercedes Benz by driving over it in a tank! First though, The Guardian reports on another arrest in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal; and writers and filmmakers cited by Anders Behring Breivik speak to the press.

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