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Thursday 14 December 2017

In brief: Passion police arrest 40 couples

Islamic morality police in Malaysia arrested 40 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine, aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex.

Police said they would be charged with "khalwat", which is described under Shariah law as when unmarried couples are alone together in a private place.

Stalking accused turns down deal

A would-be New York taxi driver charged with inundating John F Kennedy's granddaughter with romantic emails and flowers has turned down a plea deal.

Naeem Ahmed (41) was offered a 60-day jail sentence if he pleaded guilty to stalking Tatiana Schlossberg. He has already spent longer than that behind bars. But his lawyers said admitting a crime would compromise his bid for a cabbie's license.

Sheen laughs off TV show break

Charlie Sheen is off work from TV's 'Two And A Half Men', but still making jokes, including about when his top-rated sitcom might resume.

The series went on hiatus last month after Sheen was admitted to hospital. In an interview, Sheen said he tended to "unravel pretty quickly", so producers should put him to work now.

Soldiers seize drug submarine

Colombian soldiers have for the first time seized a fully-submersible drug-smuggling submarine capable of reaching Mexico.

The sub was found in a rural area of Cauca province on the Timgiqui River, about 275 miles south west of capital Bogota.

Spider-Man set for new 3D adventure

Web-slinger Peter Parker has a name for his next big-screen adventure: 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.

Sony Pictures has announced the title for the film due in cinemas on July 3 next year. Andrew Garfield will star in the 3D film.

Free condoms via New York phones

Health officials have released a mobile phone application to help New Yorkers find free condoms.

The app is designed to locate the five nearest venues that distribute official NYC Condoms in jazzy wrappers printed with colourful subway maps or other city themes.

Irish Independent

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