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Friday 20 April 2018

In brief: Sacked cashier fire bombs bank

A BANK cashier sacked for stealing money hurled a petrol bomb inside the bank in north-western China yesterday, injuring dozens of people, some of whom jumped from a fifth-floor window to escape.

More than 40 people were hurt, 19 seriously, in the attack by Yang Xianwen who was sacked last month for "embezzling bank money".

Mohawk breaks Aussie Rules

AN Australian Rules footballer sporting a spiky mohawk was sent off for having a dangerous haircut in a match near Melbourne.

Nathan Van Someren was given his marching orders during his team Simpson's game against Otway Districts in the Colac and District Football League.

Gardeners 'czech' out elephant poo

CZECH gardeners flocked to Prague Zoo after it started selling elephant dung.

The zoo is charging 70 koruna (€2.86) for 1kg containers of the dung. The dung was on sale only at weekends, but sales have been so brisk they have decided to sell on weekdays as well.

Naked BBC host chases off thief

BBC presenter Nicky Campbell chased a would-be thief from his home -- despite not wearing a stitch.

The Radio 5 Live host told listeners he was alerted by his dog yesterday morning and gave chase after he spotted the intruder in his garden in London, trying to steal his bike. Campbell said the man escaped empty-handed.

Facebook founder has a net double

MARK Zuckerberg has has his Facebook account closed down. The other Mark Zuckerberg, that is.

Indianapolis bankruptcy lawyer Mark S Zuckerberg's profile on the social networking website was suddenly shut down. His name is strikingly similar to that of Facebook founder Mark E Zuckerberg. His account was later restored with a message from Facebook apologising for the inconvenience.

Angler's fishy plan fails to net bounty

Officials at an Idaho lake thought there was something fishy when an angler turned in 443 rainbow trout heads under a bounty programme and collected $15 (€10.63) on each.

But when investigators examined the heads they found they belonged to a coastal variety, not the type found in the lake. Christopher Pluntz (44) later admitted theft and was fined €5,000.

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