Friday 23 March 2018

In brief: Anti-porn MP breaks own law

An Indonesian MP, who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law, has quit after being caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate.

A photographer saw the MP, known only as Arifinto, looking at the pornography and the blurred images have been published on the front pages of newspapers almost daily.

Man gets 'life' for killing daughter

An Australian man, who killed his four-year-old daughter by throwing her off a Melbourne bridge, as her horrified brothers watched, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Arthur Freeman (37) stood motionless as the punishment was handed down. Victorian Supreme Court Justice Paul Coghlan said Freeman killed his daughter to get revenge on his ex-wife. The day before he killed the girl a court had reduced Freeman's access to his children.

Shock as two die in village shooting

VILLAGERS spoke of their shock yesterday after a shooting incident left two men dead, including one in a churchyard.

Police were called to reports of gunfire at a house in Westbury-sub-Mendip, near Cheddar, Somerset, last night. One man was named locally as Ray Masters (58).

Child striptease causes outrage

A top Philippines TV game show has been taken off the air amid a row over a slot in which a crying six-year-old boy pretended to be a striptease dancer.

'Willing Willie' host Willie Revillame said he was taking two weeks off after which he will announce if he will return to television. Angry viewers have launched a social-networking campaign to remove Revillame from the show.

Russell Brand tops box office

Russell Brand has the top two movies at the US box office after the weekend, with contrasting roles as a reluctant Easter bunny and a drunken billionaire.

The actor and comedian's animated comedy 'Hop' has topped the box office, taking $21.7m (€15m), and action comedy 'Arthur' made the number two slot.

Irish Independent

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