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Friday 22 November 2019

In brief: Thief gets Ebola from stolen phone

A thief who stole a mobile phone from a hospital patient contracted the deadly Ebola virus from it.

He took the phone from a man at Uganda's Kagadi Hospital's isolation ward. The patient reported the theft but later died. However, the thief later returned to the hospital with Ebola symptoms.

Harry photos stir 3,600 complaints

There have been 3,600 complaints to the UK press watchdog about naked photographs of Prince Harry published in 'The Sun'.

The tabloid became the first British newspaper to carry the pictures last Friday, arguing that the move was in the public interest and a "crucial" test of the country's free press. The watchdog said none of the complaints came from St James's Palace or any representatives of the royals.

Man in Bigfoot suit killed during stunt

A man aiming to start hoax rumours of a Bigfoot sighting in the US was run over and killed as he stood in the road trying to startle drivers.

He was wearing a camouflage suit and would have been hard to see, police in Montana said. He was hit by one car and then hit by a second as he lay in the road after the impact.

Italy mulls tax on unhealthy drinks

Italy is considering the inclusion of a tax on drinks deemed unhealthy, a health ministry official said.

Health Minister Renato Balduzzi may propose a drinks tax of 3c a bottle to raise revenues of €250m, but did not clarify which beverages would be affected.

Beacham hopes for Dynasty return

Stephanie Beacham hopes that the return of 'Dallas' to our TV screens will lead to a revival of 'Dynasty'.

The 65-year-old English actress, who played Sable Colby in the hit 1980s show, said she has discussed the possibility of a comeback with Joan Collins, who portrayed her rival Alexis Carrington in the glitzy soap opera.

Agony aunt halts phone-in suicide

British agony aunt Denise Robertson has described how she helped save the life of a woman who tried to commit suicide during a radio phone-in.

The 79-year-old 'This Morning' agony aunt on UTV, told Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs' host Kirsty Young how, with the help of her boss, she managed to track down the woman's doctor and put him on the phone to her to persuade her to change her mind.

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