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Citroen ad banned in epilepsy scare

Published 19/01/2012 | 05:00

A Citroen car ad has been banned after it sparked a string of complaints from viewers claiming it brought on epilepsy symptoms and caused a seizure.

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The ad, which contained flashing images, was broadcast on channels including Sky and ITV. Objectors reported the onset of symptoms associated with photo-sensitive epilepsy and one viewer apparently suffered a fit.

Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed into a mountain in Wales yesterday.

The crash happened in a rural area popular with hikers and pony trekkers at Long Mountain in Leighton, near Welshpool, Powys.

A woman got the morning commute of her life when she gave birth to her first child on a train to New York.

The 31-year-old said she was heading into the city with her husband because she had been feeling contraction-like pains. Along the way, the couple realised their son had already started to come out.

Police have downgraded charges against a man who mooned at the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they drove past thousands of well-wishers in Australia.

Officers told Brisbane Magistrates' Court they have dropped a charge of wilful exposure against Liam Lloyd Warriner (22) for baring his buttocks to the royal couple last October. He will plead guilty to a lesser charge of creating a public nuisance.

The ethics committee of Israel's parliament has suspended an MP for dumping water on a colleague during a heated debate.

During the outburst, Anastassia Michaeli threw water on Raleb Majadale after he told her to shut up. Dripping wet, he chuckled and called her "crazy" as she stormed out of the room.

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is leaving the struggling internet company as it tries to revive its revenue growth and win over disgruntled shareholders.

The surprise departure comes just two weeks after Yahoo hired former PayPal executive Scott Thompson as its chief executive. Mr Thompson is the fourth CEO in less than five years to try to turn around Yahoo -- a challenge Mr Yang was unable to pull off.

Irish Independent

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