Tuesday 21 November 2017

BBC gets egg on its face at 'Breakfast'

The BBC has apologised after an off-screen voice turned the air blue on BBC1's 'Breakfast'.

Viewers heard a voice exclaim "What the f**k is that?" at the start of an item during the programme yesterday.

Tyson is banned from Kiwi visit

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has been banned from visiting New Zealand, the country that inspired his Maori-based facial tattoo.

The Wellington government cancelled his visa because of his rape conviction, days after Prime Minister John Key spoke out against the visit.

$7 Renoir had a chequered past

A Virginia auction house cancelled the sale of a Renoir painting bought at a flea market for $7 after signs the work was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art decades ago.

'Paysage Bords de Seine' was to have gone under the hammer on Saturday.

100 not out for elderly cyclist

A French centenarian will try to ride his way into the record books tomorrow by becoming the fastest cyclist of his age to cover 100km.

Robert Marchand, a former fireman from Paris, hopes to cross the finish line in less than five hours.

$325bn boost for Aussie wealth

Australians are suddenly a whole lot better off after the government statistician "found" A$325bn (€257bn) in share assets previously unrecognised.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its latest report on household assets. Total financial assets were now put at A$3.1tn (€2.45tn) at the end of March, compared to the originally reported A$2.77tn (€2.19tn).

Irish Independent

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