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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Alligator at airport

A SMALL alligator has been found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

A maintenance worker discovered the alligator, which is about 30cm long, in Terminal 3, Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada said. An officer captured the reptile by putting a bin over it.

MUMMY 'COMBUSTED'

THE mummified body of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun spontaneously combusted after a botched attempt to embalm him, according to scientists in a new documentary.

A fragment of flesh from the boy pharaoh, whose tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, was tested by researchers for a Channel 4 documentary, who confirmed his body was burnt while sealed in his coffin.

WARTIME BOMB FOUND

MORE than 20,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the west German city of Dortmund while authorities made safe and removed a massive bomb left over from World War II.

The 4,000lb bomb was discovered after experts analysed old aerial photographs while searching for unexploded ordnance.

SHOOTING AT US CAMPUS

NORTH Carolina A&T State University has been put into lockdown after one person was shot.

Greensboro Police Department said last night that "one or more" suspects were firing guns near McCain Hall on campus when one of the rounds struck Divine Eatman (21). The statement said he appeared to have received serious, but non-life-threatening, wounds. Police are looking for four suspects.

MAYOR 'SMOKED CRACK'

EMBATTLED Toronto Mayor Rob Ford repeated yesterday that he will not resign, despite mounting pressure for him to step aside after police said they had obtained a copy of a video that appears to show him puffing on a crack pipe.

Police on Thursday announced that the video had been recovered from a computer hard drive during an investigation of an associate of the mayor's suspected of providing him drugs.

BOGUS 'BANK' EMAILS

ALMOST half of consumers receive bogus emails claiming to be from their bank, leaving thousands at risk of cyber-fraud, experts have warned.

According to a study by IT security firm Kaspersky Lab, 47pc of European consumers polled have received bogus 'bank' emails, and more than one in four (29pc) have reported suspicious messages supposedly sent on behalf of an online store.

Irish Independent

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