Final farewell to tragic Nevin

Rugby players and officials from across Ireland are expected to attend the funerals today of Ulster star Nevin Spence (22), his father, Noel, and brother Graham, who died in a farming tragedy.

A service of thanksgiving is taking place for the three men in Ballynahinch, Co Down's Baptist church.

There will be an earlier private service in the family home outside Hillsborough, where the three men were overcome by fumes from a slurry tank last Saturday.

The Irish Rugby Football Union has requested flags at all grounds be flown at half-mast.

Tattoos 'take years to go'

Certain types of tattoos -- including those done with yellow or blue ink, or older and bigger tattoos -- are harder to remove than others with laser treatment.

Even smaller tattoos done with black ink can take many years to erase, and it can be harder to erase tattoos from the skin of people who smoke as well, said researchers from the Centro Studi GISED in Bergamo, Italy.

About half of young people who get a tattoo ultimately choose to have it removed, the researchers said. Laser pulses are used to break up tattoo ink, and the tiny ink particles are then removed by immune cells.

Police capture last drug lord

Colombia's last big-time drug lord has been captured in neighbouring Venezuela, the third arrest of a drug boss in the past year.

President Juan Manuel Santos said Daniel 'Loco' Barrera (50) was arrested in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal.

"The last of the great capos has fallen," Santos said in a brief statement.

Lennox weds for third time

Former Eurythmics star Annie Lennox has married for the third time.

The singer tied the knot with Dr Mitch Besser in London in "a private ceremony with friends and family present".

It was reported that the ceremony took place on a boat on the Thames, with guests including Oscar-winner Colin Firth and comic Ruby Wax.