Dozens Fired After Roach Invades Turkmenistan TV According to a news Web site in Turkmenistan, a recent TV news broadcast was visited by a cockroach. The Web site, Kronika Turkmenistan, says the country's president — when he heard what happened — fired 30 people from the main state news channel.
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Dozens Fired After Roach Invades Turkmenistan TV

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Dozens Fired After Roach Invades Turkmenistan TV

Dozens Fired After Roach Invades Turkmenistan TV

Dozens Fired After Roach Invades Turkmenistan TV

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There's strange news out of Turkmenistan. According to a news Web site there, a recent TV news broadcast was visited by a cockroach. The bug lapped the host's desk and was not noticed on the broadcast until the next morning.

The Web site, Kronika Turkmenistan, says the country's president — when he heard what happened — fired 30 people from the main state news channel.

NPR's efforts to independently confirm the story have not succeeded, but Melissa Block explains anyway.