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Latest update : 2012-10-01

Tattoos are passé, bagel-shaped foreheads are in

The trial of the Pope's butler begins in Rome amid "a cloak of secrecy". And in Japan, some youngsters are putting saline solution into their foreheads for that indispensable bagel-style forehead. Yuck and yikes. That's MediaWatch for this Friday, 28th September 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

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