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Thursday 22 February 2018

In brief: Mexican mayor stoned to death

A small-town mayor and an aide were found stoned to death in a drug-plagued western state, the fifth city leader to be murdered in Mexico since mid-August.

Michoacan state attorney general Jesus Montejano said the bodies of Tancitaro mayor Gustavo Sanchez and city adviser Rafael Equihua were discovered in a pick-up truck abandoned on a dirt road near the city of Uruapan.

Bread firm fined over miced pan

A man in England was sickened when he found a dead mouse in a loaf of bread while making sandwiches for his children.

Stephen Forse, from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, bought the Hovis Best of Both bread online from Tesco, from a store in Bicester in January 2009. Hovis maker Premier Foods was ordered to pay £16,821 (€19,576) at Oxford Crown Court for breaching food hygiene rules.

Head over heels after record win

Four Australian women took the world record for the fastest relay race in stiletto heels when they completed a 263ft course near Sydney's Opera House in one minute and four seconds while wearing three-inch stilettos.

About 100 women and one man competed in the race, which helped raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Painted man fails to foil stun gun

A man doused himself with white latex paint in the hope of avoiding a police Taser -- to no avail.

Police called to a domestic incident at Brian Mattert's house in Wyoming, US, and discovered he had hastily covered himself in paint. They told him it would not affect the stun gun and shot him twice before handcuffing him.

Irish Independent

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