Wednesday 13 December 2017

Don't sweat over ethical dilemmas

If you want to know how ethical your broker is, give them a moral dilemma and see how much they sweat before deciding what to do.

British researchers have found that gut feeling can override rational thought when people are faced with financial offers that look unfair.

Licence to thrill at spy exhibition

The mysterious world of international espionage and its heroes and villains is exposed in a new exhibition, the first to be sanctioned by US intelligence agencies.

'Spy, the Secret World of Espionage', which opens at the Discovery Times Square, New York, on Friday, includes hundreds of artefacts from the vaults of the CIA and FBI.

Thief wore briefs on head for raid

A man wore briefs on his head as he held up a coffee shop in Idaho and stole a safe, police said.

Coffee shop owner Jason Wilson said he believed the man was not prepared when he entered Big Star Coffee in Fruitland with an accomplice. Mr Wilson asked: "Who robs something with underwear on their head?" Investigators said the pair made off with about $500 (€390). Their actions were captured on surveillance cameras.

Defibrillator saves stab victim

A man's heart defibrillator implant may have saved his life in an unexpected way -- by stopping a knife.

San Diego police said the 57-year-old got into an argument with an acquaintance. The acquaintance allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed the man. The knife hit the man's defibrillator. Authorities arrested a 60-year-old.

Sheen's ex-wife on year of probation

Actor Charlie Sheen's ex-wife has received a deferred judgment in a drug case in Aspen, Colorado, which means her record will be cleared if she lives up to the terms of a one-year probation.

Brooke Mueller pleaded guilty in March to felony drug possession of cocaine. Ms Mueller's spokesman said terms of the sentence bar her from drinking alcohol.

Philippines gives Gaga green light

Lady Gaga has received the go-ahead to put on a second concert in the Philippines after authorities in Manila decided her first show did not break the law.

The pop diva thrilled fans at her sold-out show, but some Christians in the Philippines accuse her of promoting immorality.

Irish Independent

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