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Sunday 26 March 2017

'Cannibal' guilty of double murder

A 26-YEAR-OLD German man, dubbed the "cannibal killer", was convicted yesterday for the November murders of a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.

During the trial Jan O, whose last name is withheld due to German privacy laws, confessed to licking blood from a wound of the girl and biting flesh from her neck. He killed the boy five days later.

Pre-school bans gender pronouns

STAFF at a Swedish pre-school have banned words like "him" or "her" and address their 33 charges as "friends" rather than girls and boys, in a bid to make sure the children do not fall into gender stereotypes.

The Egalia pre-school is among the most radical examples of Sweden's efforts to engineer equality.

Jackson's jacket sells for $1.8m

A LEATHER jacket worn by Michael Jackson for his 'Thriller' video sold for $1.8m (€1.26m) at an auction on Sunday to a Texas gold trader who plans to use it to raise money for children's hospitals worldwide.

The black and red calf leather jacket with winged shoulders was one of two used for the shoot.

Singer gets death threats over songs

CHART star Jessie J claims she has received death threats from people who are incensed by her music.

The Brit Award-winning singer -- whose hits include 'Price Tag' and 'Do It Like a Dude' -- told Q magazine: "I've had people say, 'I wanna kill you and your family'".

Iron Lady's bag fetches £25,000

One of Margaret Thatcher's famous handbags has fetched £25,000 (€28,000) at a London charity auction.

The boxy black leather Asprey bag, owned by the former British prime minister for more than 30 years, was sold to a private buyer.

Most powerful UK pensioners named

A 'GOLD age power list' of Britain's most influential pensioners has been published.

The list -- which includes the queen (85), Alex Ferguson (69), and Mick Jagger (67) -- aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about older people.

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