Wednesday 21 February 2018

Abba hint they'll reform at last

Abba always vowed never to re-form despite a raft of lucrative offers and the runaway success of the 'Mamma Mia!' stage show and film. But it seems the spandex-clad Swedish pop quartet could be persuaded to change their minds.

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the male half of the group, offered fans a glimmer of hope when asked if they would consider a one-off performance that could be beamed around the world, Andersson said: "Yeah, why not?"

Wedding guests die in road crash

A large truck and a church van have collided in a fiery crash on a US highway, killing 11 people. Police say the death toll has risen to 11 in the crash between a tractor-trailer and a church van on northbound Interstate 65 in south-central Kentucky.

Two children survived the crash. A pastor for the family in the van said they were on their way to a wedding in another state. Authorities say the truck driver was also killed.

Gigolo quits due to slow demand

America's first legal male prostitute has left a rural Nevada brothel after a two-month stint that generated plenty of attention but fewer than 10 paying customers.

Brothel owner Jim Davis said his Shady Lady Ranch had parted ways with the nation's first male prostitute. A replacement has been hired, but Mr Davis hinted it was possible the 25-year-old Alabama native, who worked under the name 'Markus', could be back.

Mastectomy not always solution

CANCER victims who have a breast removed do not always live longer, according to a new study.

Researchers said in patients with breast cancer who also have genetic mutations that make them more susceptible to the disease, women appear to live just as long whether they choose treatment that preserves their breast or have a mastectomy. The study results were presented yesterday in Barcelona at a European breast cancer conference.

T Rex roamed Oz, say scientists

scientists have found evidence that Tyrannosaur dinosaurs stalked southern hemisphere continents, with the discovery of a hip bone fossil of a small T Rex in the south of Australia.

Previously, Tyrannosaur fossils had only been found in northern continents, the researchers said in 'Science' magazine.

Irish Independent

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