Friday 22 September 2017

Noma's norovirus

IT has been voted the world's best restaurant three years in a row, but is unlikely to be winning any hygiene awards after dozens of diners fell ill with food poisoning.

Noma, the two Michelin-starred venue in Copenhagen, has been censured by the Danish food inspectorate after 63 out of 78 customers who ate there over a four-day period last month suffered from a norovirus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

Gun law for Georgia

A SMALL Georgia town is on the cusp of approving a measure mandating gun ownership for every household.

If the local law is passed, Nelson, a community of 1,300 people north of Atlanta, would become the second Georgian town to require residents to possess firearms.

Star Wars stars back

THE three actors who played Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' will return for a seventh big screen instalment of the classic space story, according to its creator George Lucas, 36 years after making their names in the first version.

Mark Hamill (61), Harrison Ford (70) and Carrie Fisher (56) will appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII', reprising the roles they first made famous in 1977.

Pistorius in bail bid

Lawyers acting for 'blade

runner' Oscar Pistorius, accused of shooting dead his girlfriend, want his bail conditions relaxed and passports returned so he can travel overseas, according to South African news reports.

Pistorius, charged with the Valentine's Day murder of his Reeva Steenkamp (29) was released on strict bail conditions two weeks ago, including handing over his passport.

Obama foots the bill

US President Barack Obama has begun a dinner party charm offensive aimed at Republican congressmen, in an attempt to ease their opposition to his second-term agenda.

Frequently criticised for refusing to join Washington's social circuit, Mr Obama this week took 12 Republican senators to dinner – footing the $2,000 (€1,538) bill for filet mignon and lobster thermidor himself. He sat between two of his chief tormentors – John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. "It was a very enjoyable meeting," Mr McCain said later.

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