Saturday 16 December 2017

In brief: 'Octomom' squids in to strip at club

AN effort to cancel a Florida strip-club performance by the woman known in the US as 'Octomom' has been denied by a judge.

Judge Timothy McCarthy ruled against holding an emergency hearing requested by T's Lounge in West Palm Beach, saying the situation does not "constitute a legal emergency". T's Lounge was trying to thwart Nadya Suleman appearing at a competing club.

There's an app to ditch a bad date

A NEW app has been launched to rescue people from bad dates.

The Bad Date Rescue app, which was launched by website eHarmony.com this week, will arrange for a call to appear on your iPhone if your dream date turns into a nightmare.

Family's battle of bangers gets spicy

CALL it the battle of the bangers. A family feud over sausage succession rights is adding some spice to Berlin's summer.

This week, after months of legal wrangling with his mother, Mario Ziervogel opened a fast-food outlet serving Berlin's famous dish, the currywurst -- fried pork sausage served with ketchup and curry powder.

Piranha alert in Chinese city

A CHINESE city is on the alert for piranhas after two people were attacked in a river, and is offering a 1,000 yuan (€128) reward for every fish caught, dead or alive, state media said yesterday.

The government of Guangxi region's Liuzhou is asking people to hunt the alien South American species, the 'China Daily' said.

Radcliffe film tops complaints list

Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter outing on the big screen is the most complained about film of the year so far, according to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

'The Woman in Black', which stars Mr Radcliffe as a young lawyer visiting a remote village terrorised by a vengeful ghost, has attracted 120 complaints directly to the BBFC so far.

Turtle eggs lost in effort to shift sand

Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago said they regret if heavy machinery crushed leatherback turtle eggs or hatchlings on a section of a prime nesting beach for the endangered reptile.

A government statement said the removal of shifting sand on Grand Riviere beach was crucial to redirect a river that was threatening bigger nesting areas.

Irish Independent

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