Thursday 19 October 2017

College's Hitler gaffe

Thailand's premier university has apologised for displaying a billboard that showed Adolf Hitler alongside Superman and other superheroes, saying it was painted by ignorant students who didn't realise Hitler's image would offend anyone.

The huge billboard was a tribute to this year's graduating class. It said "Congratulations" and showed Hitler with his arm raised in a Nazi salute next to Batman, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.

ROWLING TOPS CHARTS

JK Rowling's crime debut has gone on to top sales charts after it emerged she had written the novel under a false name. She was outed as the writer of 'The Cuckoo's Calling' at the weekend, having published the book as Robert Galbraith.

But since it was revealed she had been behind the book, sales have rocketed.

18 DIE IN BOXING RIOT

At least 18 people have been killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer's loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia.

The local boxer lost on points in the championship match for the Bupati Cup, or Regent Cup, at Kota Lama Sport Stadium in the Papua province town of Nabire. Police said the riot began after the boxer's supporters threw chairs at the judges. He said 12 of the dead were women, and at least 47 other spectators were injured and hospitalised.

IPHONE ACCIDENT PROBE

APPLE Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the US technology company said.

Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old flight attendant from China's western Xinjiang region, was electrocuted when she took a call on the charging mobile telephone, the official Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying.

DANES WANTED TO QUIT

Claire Danes considered a change of careers when she went through a stretch where she couldn't find a good role.

The 34-year-old 'Homeland' star said she didn't work for two years after starring in 'Temple Grandin', which earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe. Danes calls it a grim experience that left her flirting with a career change.

Irish Independent

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