Saturday 18 November 2017

Children burned alive in Danish car

German authorities have confirmed that two children, aged nine and 10, were burned alive in a car with Danish licence plates found in the woods west of Berlin last week.

Reports suggest that a severely burned man, believed to be the children's father, was still recovering in a Berlin hospital yesterday. Police have not yet questioned him.

Casino refuses to pay winner €43m

It seemed too good to be true -- a slot-machine jackpot of almost €43m. However, Behar Merlaku is going to court over the refusal of the Bregenz Casino in Austria to pay out.

Casino officials do not dispute that the gaming machine showed the payout but claim a computer chip malfunction was responsible for a faulty display.

Witness foils toothless thief

It was not Milton Cesar de Jesus's fingerprints that placed him at the scene of an alleged theft but his false teeth.

Brazilian police say a homeless man, who witnessed a purse theft, found the teeth at the crime scene in Severini. De Jesus eventually confessed after the teeth fitted perfectly in his mouth.

Hardman Barton foils burglar

Controversial Premier League star Joey Barton has claimed he helped police to catch a burglar.

The Newcatle United midfielder wrote on Twitter: "5.26am, was awoken by a banging sound, burglar attempting to break in to neighbours house. Needless to say he was disturbed and apprehended." It is believed that police viewed CCTV footage taken from Barton's home in Jesmond, Newcastle.

Gaga Claus is coming to town

Christmas is getting a makeover -- Lady Gaga style. The singer and her team are going to re-interpret Santa's workshop and put it on display at a New York store.

She will get an entire floor and take over the coveted windows at Barneys on Madison Avenue. There will also be a collection of Gaga's Workshop gift items available to raise money for charity.

Cart driver put drink before horse

A Slovenian man has been fined €1,474 for driving a horse-drawn cart under the influence of alcohol.

The 41-year-old was three times over the legal limit for driving a car when he was operating a cart pulled by two horses. Police seized his driver's licence, although one is not needed for horse carts.

Irish Independent

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