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Saturday 18 November 2017

Croc victim 'found'

POLICE have reportedly found human remains in the search for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia.

Acting commander Michael White said they had found "evidence . . . which strongly indicates the boy has died from the crocodile attack".

"Further DNA testing will be conducted to confirm the identification," White said.

POLLY WANTS A LICENCE

A LEARNER driver stopped on a motorway was accompanied only by her pet parrot. The woman, in her 50s, was pulled over on the M62 in Britain on Sunday morning on suspicion of speeding.

West Yorkshire Road Policing Unit tweeted a picture of the parrot, writing: "Say hello to my little friend. Unfortunately his owner has a provisional licence, and since parrots are not authorised to supervise learner drivers, her vehicle has been seized by us on the M62."

SCRAMBLE TO FIND THIEF

A THIEF in Puerto Rico has taken the ingredients for a giant omelette.

Police are looking for someone who stole more than €15,700 worth of eggs.

Officers said that a refrigerated truck parked in a distribution centre in the town of Hatillo was taken, along with the eggs inside.

BIRD FLU ALERT IN CHINA

AUTHORITIES in eastern China are banning live poultry sales after an increase in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu.

So far this year, H7N9 has killed 19 people in China and infected 96, according to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The jump in cases comes during the 40-day travel period around Chinese New Year.

TARANTINO: HATEFUL SUIT

QUENTIN Tarantino has sued US news and gossip website Gawker over a post that directed readers to a leaked copy of the Oscar-winning screenwriter's latest movie.

Tarantino accuses Gawker of contributory copyright infringement for posting a link to the 146-page script for a planned film, 'The Hateful Eight', last week.

UNARMED MAN SHOT

A GRAND jury has charged a North Carolina policeman with voluntary manslaughter over the shooting of an unarmed man seeking help following a car crash.

The panel handed down the indictment against officer Randall Kerrick, who is accused of shooting dead Jonathan Ferrell (24) on September 14.

The charge carries a prison sentence of up to 11 years.

Irish Independent

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