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Thursday 22 February 2018

DJ asked audience to attack cyclists

Mexico City's top environment official has described comments by a radio host who called on motorists to run over bicycle riders as "backwards".

Mexico City Environment Secretary Marta Delgado said such incitement to violence was "an attack on the cycling community and the citizens of Mexico City". The city encourages bicycle use to cut down on traffic and pollution.

One night with Paris costs ex $585

Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend was fined $585 (€406) and ordered to stay out of trouble as he settled drug charges stemming from a Las Vegas Strip traffic stop while with the celebrity socialite.

Cy Waits was sentenced after pleading no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs. The 35-year-old also declared his relationship with Hilton a "closed" chapter in his life.

Pregnant Holden 'beyond thrilled'

'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden (40) is pregnant with a baby girl and is "beyond thrilled".

The star, who said she and husband, Chris Hughes, were "delighted", will curtail her run in West End hit 'Shrek The Musical' as a result.

Police blow hole in doughnut ring

Undercover Greek police have arrested a group of alleged crooks who had cornered the doughnut market at a beach resort.

It started with complaints that two Bulgarian men and a former Greek wrestling champion were using violence to choke off the trade by other doughnut vendors.

Tweeting kids ditching books

British youngsters are ditching Dickens, Shakespeare and Keats for Facebook and Twitter, with one in six failing to read a single book in a month, according to a survey.

The poll, which questioned 18,141 children aged eight to 17, also showed less than half of youngsters choose to read a book outside of school at least once a month.

Two bodies found near Joshua Tree

Two people have been found dead in the US after their car apparently became stranded in the southern California desert, where temperatures have topped 37.8C.

Authorities said a couple visiting Joshua Tree National Park reported finding a dead man on the edge of the Black Eagle Mine Road. Police later found the body of a woman about 2km from the man's.

Irish Independent

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