Wednesday 17 January 2018

Row triggers shooting

AN argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of 'Critique of Pure Reason', turned into mayhem when one debater shot the other. A police spokeswoman said two men in their 20s were discussing Kant as they stood in line to buy beer at a small store on Sunday.

The discussion deteriorated into a fist fight, and one participant pulled out a small non-lethal pistol and fired repeatedly. The victim was hospitalised with injuries that were described as not life-threatening.


A HERO shopkeeper gave armed robbers the boot by attacking them with his shoe. Police praised the unnamed worker as they released CCTV of the raid at a service station in Manchester showing him confronting the hooded, knife-wielding thieves.

Despite being outnumbered and stabbed in the arm, the man whipped his shoe off and forced them back towards the door. The robbers eventually fled empty-handed with the shopkeeper chasing them.


AN American football fan group attempting to set a world record for the loudest roar in a stadium claims it hit the mark during a game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. The group, called Volume 12, announced on its Facebook page that it reached 131.9 decibels.

The previous record for "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium", was 131.76 decibels, set in 2011 in Turkey during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce.


A tax adviser to the British government has been forced to resign after he was recorded giving tips at a conference on how to pay less tax and "keep money out of the chancellor's grubby mitts", a treasury minister said.

The BBC 'Panorama' investigative programme filmed David Heaton – before he joined the government as an adviser on how to clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance – telling delegates at a conference how they could exploit tax loopholes.


SIX people died from suffocation or being crushed during a stampede from a crowded bar raided by police in Colombia.

Prosecutors are investigating whether police used excessive force after witnesses said officers sprayed pepper gas when they entered the Night Club bar, causing about 100 people inside to join a panicked rush to escape.

Irish Independent

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