Tuesday 17 October 2017

Key to the Titanic

A small, corroded key for a locker on the Titanic has sold for €95,000 at auction.

The key was used by Sidney Sedunary (23), from Shirley, Southampton - a third-class steward and one of the 1,500 passengers and crew who died when the passenger liner hit an iceberg in April 1912.

The "exceptionally rare" item had been expected to fetch €55,000 and was sold at auction in Wiltshire.

Nudes no worry

ACTRESS Leslie Jones has made fun of the hackers who released nude photos of her.

The actress and comedian, who is a regular on American sketch show 'Saturday Night Live', said hackers could not embarrass her more than she embarrasses herself.

She said: "I am very comfortable with who I am. I am an open book, I keep my porn in a folder labelled porn. If you want to see Leslie Jones naked, just ask."

Japan suicide bomber

A 72-year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in a Japanese city, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide.

A second explosion, separate from the blast that killed the former self defence force member, caused a fire in a nearby car park, while the man's home 8km from the park burnt to the ground.

Police in Utsunomiya, about 100km north of Tokyo, said they had discovered a suicide note.

African train disaster

Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country's two main cities in search of dead relatives and survivors after an overloaded train derailed, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600.

Most of the victims are now receiving treatment in hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city of Douala, after rail lines were cleared and the injured were evacuated.

Two-day siege ends

A two-day stand-off between police and a man said to be in possession of dangerous items, including petrol, has ended after officers stormed the property.

Police forced their way into the address in Northolt, west London, and detained a 46-year-old man at about 8.10pm yesterday.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis, affray and offences under the explosives act.

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