Wednesday 17 January 2018

Girl (11) dies after fight at school

AN 11-year-old girl is dead following an after-school fight at a Californian elementary school, but authorities say they have no immediate plans for arrests.

Police said that the girl died at a hospital hours after the fight with another 11-year-old girl outside the school on Friday. Authorities said no weapons were used and neither girl was knocked to the ground during the fight.

Sign up for cruise in a million . . .

WE may be living in hard times but a cruise company has great expectations that it will be able to sell out on a round-the-world cruise -- costing £1m (€1.2m) per couple.

Strictly for the well-heeled, the 115-day cruise takes in 52 ports in 28 countries, with guests enjoying the height of luxury. Couples will find themselves paying around £8,000 (€9,449) a day to sail on the Silversea cruise company's Silver Whisper vessel, which will depart from Los Angeles on January 14, 2013.

War veteran (112) gets promotion

A 112-YEAR-OLD Polish veteran of both world wars has been promoted to captain by defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited him in a nursing home in Tursk, in western Poland.

Jozef Kowalski was born on February 2, 1900, and fought in a Polish cavalry unit formed during World War One. He is the only survivor of Poland's victorious 1920 war against Communist Russia.

New basketball shoe starts riot

MORE than 100 police officers in riot gear broke up an out-of-control crowd waiting to buy a new basketball shoe, timed to be released during the NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Florida.

Authorities said there were no injuries or arrests outside the Florida mall after the crowd began to get unruly as they waited to buy the $220 (€164) limited-edition shoe made by Nike.

Three die in train crash

THREE people were killed when a Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed yesterday. The mayor of Burlington, Ontario Rick Goldring said that emergency crews were working to pull other passengers from the wreckage.

At least 75 people were on board the train traveling from Niagara Falls to Toronto, when it derailed early today near Aldershot station.

The three people killed were all employees of the railroad who were riding in the locomotive. The crash caused damage to nearby buildings.

Irish Independent

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