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Saturday 25 March 2017

Husband kills wife during gun testing

A woman was shot dead while she and her husband test fired weapons outside a Pennsylvania gun shop.

Police in the US believe the 61-year-old and her husband were at the rear of the building when the gun the man was holding went off, striking his wife in the body. She was pronounced dead at hospital and the shooting remains under investigation.

'X Factor' flasher now bares his soul

The teenager who flashed his bottom at the 'X Factor' judges, broadcast at the weekend, has apologised for his antics on the show.

Frankie Cocozza (18) showed off his backside, with the names of seven girls tattooed on it, while chatting at his audition. He said he hoped triumph on the top show would bring him more success with the opposite sex.

Skimpy skirts banned at school

A school, concerned about rising hemlines, has become the latest to ban girls from wearing skirts.

Northgate High School in Ipswich, England, has removed skirts from its approved uniform list to stop students coming to lessons in "inappropriate attire". It is the third school in the town to introduce such a ban.

Library returns Nazi-theft books

Berlin's Central Library is to return books the Nazis stole from the Social Democratic Party, including an English-language copy of the Communist Manifesto.

The copy dates from 1883 and is believed to have belonged to Friedrich Engels, who penned the original German work with Karl Marx in 1848. The library said the work would be returned to the party, which was banned after Hitler came to power.

Man buys large slice of hometown

An American man who missed his hometown pizzas, took 150 of them with him when he returned home -- 2,253km away -- after a visit.

David Schuler went back to Jackson, Mississippi, with the €1,000 worth of frozen pizza from Stoughton in Massachusetts.

Politician rejects sodomy charge

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has begun testifying at his sodomy trial, calling the charges against him "vile and desperate".

Mr Anwar maintains that the government fabricated the charge that he forcefully sodomised a 26-year-old male former aide in 2008. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Irish Independent

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