Saturday 20 January 2018

In brief: Man jailed over cyber-bully snaps

Monk carries nun's skeleton in bags

A Cypriot monk caught at a Greek airport with the skeletal remains of a nun in his baggage told authorities that he was taking the relics of a saint back to his monastery.

The 56-year-old Cypriot was detained at Athens airport after security staff discovered a skull wrapped in cloth and skeletal remains in a sheet inside his baggage.

Ross gives support to gay daughter

Presenter Jonathan Ross has revealed in a radio interview that his eldest daughter, Betty Kitten, is gay.

Speaking on Gaydar Radio, the former BBC host said the 19-year-old's sexuality was no secret and that he would love his children "regardless of who they are".

Oliver book cooks up record profits

Record-breaking sales of Jamie Oliver's latest cook book have helped publisher Penguin to its best financial performance.

The company's owner, Pearson, said Penguin will report record sales and profits for 2010 partly as a result of strong demand for 'Jamie's 30-Minute Meals', which is the fastest-selling non-fiction book and has sold more than one million copies.

US objects to end of coca leaf ban

The US is filing a formal objection to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a 50-year-old UN treaty.

Despite being stigmatised as the raw material of cocaine, coca leaves have been chewed by indigenous peoples in the Andes for centuries. The leaves have deep cultural, health and religious value in the region.

Man jailed over cyber-bully snaps

A Us man who forwarded a teenager's lewd online photos to his school to cyber-bully him has been jailed for 45 days.

Prosecutors said 20-year-old Matthew Bean joined an "electronic mob" that tried to drive the victim to suicide. The teenager had posted the photos of himself when he was 12 or 13, which surfaced on a website five years later.

Headscarf leaves girl on the sideline

A 12-year-old Muslim girl in Maryland was forced to sit out the first half of a basketball game by a referee who said her headscarf was a safety risk.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the girl could wear hijabs with tear-away strips designed for sport.

Irish Independent

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