30 May '11, 7am

Couple divorces over TV remote control

A CHINESE couple applied for a divorce after a fight over the TV remote control. 'I was watching a TV programme after returning from working overtime. A few minutes later, she [my wife] snatched the remote control from me and switched to another channel. I wanted the remote control back,' Mr Wang, a PhD graduate, said. His wife then ran to the balcony and began to scream loudly. He then tried to pull her back inside. During the struggle, he claimed she attacked him with a hair clip, injuring his right hand. 'She even gave me the cold shoulder during surgery on my hand,' said Mr Wang, who also provided the court with audio clips of his arguments with his wife. The Fangshan District People's Court eventually granted the couple a divorce on Saturday. -- THE STAR/ANN

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