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In brief: UK military pays £22 for 65p bulb

Published 05/03/2011 | 05:00

The British military paid £22 (€26) each for lightbulbs available for just 65p (75c), it emerged yesterday.

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Defence chiefs are also said to have shelled out £103 (€120) each for screws, believed to be on sale online for £2.60 (€3.02). The spending came to light just days after the government detailed how it planned to make 11,000 redundancies across the armed forces.

Referee shows 36 red cards

A referee has set a world record by showing 36 red cards in a single game, dismissing all the players, substitutes and coaches.

The match between Claypole and Victoriano Arenas in the fifth tier of the Argentine league erupted into a mass brawl. Claypole manager Sergio Micielli said referee Damian Rubino overreacted.

Train set ablaze after fare dispute

Passengers set a South African commuter train on fire yesterday over a fare dispute, causing damage estimated at $1.7m (€1.2m).

Metrorail spokeswoman Lillian Mofokeng said commuters set the train on fire after they were caught without valid tickets. No one was hurt, and Metrorail evacuated the 26 passengers.

Teen seeks help online during test

Japan has been left shocked after police arrested a 19-year-old accused of cheating in a top university's entrance exam by using his mobile phone to post questions on popular online forum Yahoo Japan to get outside help.

Japan takes pride in its culture prizing honesty and hard work and media say he could face fraud charges which carry sentences of up to three years in prison.

Wife clings to van bonnet for 60km

Arquette checked into rehab for treatment of "alcohol and other issues" on January 1, 2011, shortly after celebrating New Year's Eve.[A US man high on methamphetamine drove with his wife on the bonnet of their minivan for more than 60km, hitting speeds of 160kph, according to police.

The woman climbed on to the bonnet outside the couple's home in Manteca, California, because she wanted to keep her husband from driving off, said a police spokesman. Christopher Carroll (36) was arrested and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence.

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