Sunday 11 December 2016

Crash sets bees free

Published 01/10/2015 | 02:30

A TRUCK hauling honeybees overturned on an Oklahoma highway, setting swarms of the insects loose along the road.

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the rollover on Interstate 35 near Pauls Valley happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said there was an injury, but no other information was immediately available on the accident.

Beatles contract sold

The contract that launched the Beatles as one of the most successful bands of all time has been sold for £365,000 (€494,000) at auction in London.

Signed almost 53 years ago to the day, it was the only contract signed between manager Brian Epstein and the final line-up of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Making tracks

UK POLICE are investigating after up to 200 disgruntled passengers halted a train then disembarked and walked down the railway track.

The incident happened in the Redland area of Bristol shortly after the service left Clifton Down railway station.

Passengers had previously been informed that the train would not be stopping at the next station, Redland, as it was too busy.

A group of rail users halted the train by pulling on the emergency cord, then got off and began to walk back to the station.

Nazi train probe

The Polish military has deployed chemical, radiation and explosives experts to a site where a Nazi train allegedly missing since World War II could be located.

Tomasz Smolarz, the governor of Lower Silesia, said the aim of the work in the town of Walbrzych is to rule out any danger for residents.

The military's efforts come after two explorers claimed to have found a Nazi train trapped in a tunnel that they say could contain both armaments and precious minerals. The train was reportedly booby-trapped.

It's raining drugs

Maya Donnelly found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic on the driveway at her home in Nogales, near the US-Mexico border.

Inside was around 26lb of marijuana - a package that authorities say was worth €10,000 (€8,940) and was likely to have been dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler's aircraft.

Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said it's the first time in his three-year tenure that he has ever seen a load of drugs hit a building.

Irish Independent

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