Wednesday 13 December 2017

Body pulled from plane's wreckage

A SECOND body has been removed from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic nearly two years ago.

Flight 447, from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, went down on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

Fans hurt as horse jumps into crowd

SPECTATORS ended up in hospital after a racehorse plunged into the crowd at a steeplechase in Australia on Thursday.

Banna Strand, which had lost its jockey, leapt into the crowd of about 50 people in Warrnambool, Victoria.

Woman wakes up with new accent

AN American woman has been diagnosed with foreign-accent syndrome after waking from dental surgery with a British-sounding accent.

Karen Butler of Oregon said: "I had just had surgery, so at first we assumed it was because of all of the swelling, but the swelling went down and the accent stayed."

No charges for Nicolas Cage

ACTOR Nicolas Cage won't face any criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest. New Orleans police arrested Cage and he was booked with domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.

District attorney spokesman Christopher Bowman said: "The conduct did not amount to criminal conduct."

Pink Floyd star's son pleads guilty

THE son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has admitted going on the rampage at a student-fees protest in London.

Charlie Gilmour, a student at Cambridge, was warned he could face jail. He entered a non-specific guilty plea at Kingston Crown Court but has yet to specify whether he admits leaping on a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on December 9.

Bus crash kills 26 in west Africa

GOVERNMENT officials say 26 people died after their bus crashed in the tiny west African nation of Togo yesterday. More than 40 others were wounded.

The victims were mainly merchants from neighbouring Burkina Faso travelling to the Togolese capital.

Irish Independent

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