Wednesday 22 November 2017

In brief: Exercise reduces womb cancer risk

Women who exercise for 150 minutes a week or more could cut their risk of womb cancer by a third, according to a study out yesterday.

The risk of the cancer, which affects more than 300 women every year in Ireland, is cut through exercise regardless of whether the woman is overweight or not, said experts from Yale University.

Owen: I did not recognise myself

Take That star Mark Owen has told how he was not able to recognise the person he had become before he went into rehab.

The singer (38) checked himself into a private clinic in March after admitting he had a drink problem and had cheated on Emma Ferguson, the mother of his two children and his partner of five years.

Troops told 'stop being vigilant'

Enough with the calls: the US army is telling troops at its barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to stop badgering authorities about people in "Arab attire armed with AK-47s". They're role-players in a training exercise.

In an email sent around yesterday morning, and published online by 'Stars and Stripes', troops at the Kleber Kaserne were told thanks for the vigilance, but no thanks.

Chirac faces trial in financing case

France's former president Jacques Chirac was ordered to stand trial in a second party financing case dating back to his time as Paris mayor.

Mr Chirac (77) is already facing trial in March over a long-standing corruption case. Now a judge in the Paris suburb of Nanterre has ordered him to be tried for "illegal conflict of interest".

Two die working in an illegal mine

An accident killed two Chileans on their first day at work at an illegal mine in the same northern region where 33 miners were rescued last month.

The victims at Los Reyes mine were 24 and 40, police said. Preliminary reports suggest the accident may have been caused by a premature dynamite blast.

Bush-cricket has biggest testicles

It may only be half the size of a human finger, but the tuberous bush-cricket is the species with the largest testicles in relation to its body weight, new research revealed yesterday.

Researchers from the universities of Derby and Cambridge found the species produced testes that were 14pc of its whole male body mass.

Irish Independent

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