Wednesday 29 March 2017

In brief: One man devours 25,000 Big Macs

A man has eaten his 25,000th Big Mac, 39 years after eating his first.

Don Gorske (59) received a special reception at a McDonald's in his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Suspect held for eating pal's liver

Russian police have said they detained a man who was caught eating an acquaintance's liver.

Police tracked the suspect after a trail of body parts including limbs and a head was found across Moscow.

Babysitter tries to sell child on eBay

Authorities say a woman offered a two-year-old girl for sale on eBay and accepted a man's tongue-in-cheek bid.

The hoax bidder helped lead the police to the 20-year-old woman who was caring for the girl in Allendale Township, Michigan.

Call for drinks ban at rugby matches

Former deputy speaker in the House of Commons, Lord Naseby, has called for a booze ban at English rugby matches.

He wants the government to prevent the sale of alcohol to supporters at Twickenham.

Suicidal patient killed by accident

Police say an elderly monk who was in hospital with suicidal tendencies has been mistakenly shot dead by his 80-year-old roommate.

The accident happened east of Zurich, Switzerland, when the man inadvertently shot the 87-year-old patient while handling the gun.

Shuttle delivers record $2bn cargo

The space shuttle Endeavour successfully docked with the International Space Station yesterday after the crew completed their first full day in space.

Endeavour and its six astronauts dropped a record $2bn (€1.4bn) payload at the station which is a magnetic device scientists hope will further help to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

Scientists find 10 'lonely planets'

AStronomers have found what appear to be 10 free floating Jupiter-sized planets .

Scientists say these "lonely planets" are isolated and far from any host star and may have been ejected from developing planetary systems.

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