Thursday 18 January 2018

In brief: Gibson's racist rant won't be used

A LAWYER for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend told a judge he may not introduce a series of taped racist and sexist rants featuring the Oscar winner during the couple's bitter custody dispute.

The move comes a week after lawyers for Oksana Grigorieva said she was dropping her claims that Gibson physically abused her.

Footballer sees red due to haircut

An Australian Rules footballer sporting a spiky mohawk was sent off for having a dangerous haircut in a minor league match near Melbourne last weekend.

Nathan Van Someren was shown a yellow card during the third quarter of a District Football League game.

Bra offers new levels of support

A Japanese lingerie maker has unveiled a bra that carries messages of encouragement from countries around the world following a massive earthquake and tsunami two months ago.

The white, bustier-style garment and matching skirt by Triumph are covered with messages from 36 different countries, each accompanied by a tiny flag of the nation that sent it.

Police on the hunt for bee thieves

Several thousand bees that were part a multi-million pound neuroscience research project have been stolen from a British university.

Police in Scotland are appealing for information after four British black bee hives were stolen from a medical school in Dundee.

Actress treated for benign tumour

American actress Mary Tyler-Moore will undergo brain surgery to remove a benign tumour, a spokesperson for the 74-year-old actress said yesterday.

"Mary Tyler-Moore went in for an elective surgery to remove a meningioma, which is a benign tumour on the lining tissue of the brain, not a brain tumour."

Hit TV series axed after 28 year run

Long-running crime drama 'Taggart' has been axed by ITV officials, after almost 28 years, to make way for "new and original drama".

'Taggart' survived the death of its original star and continued for 17 years but will no longer be screened by ITV.

Irish Independent

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