Monday 19 February 2018

'Irrational' naked woman shot dead

Two off-duty Florida police officers have been put on administrative leave after fatally shooting an armed, naked woman who confronted them at a social gathering.

The Hernando County sheriff's office said the men were approached by an "armed, naked and irrational female". She died at the scene.

'Strictly' steps up its TV domination

'Strictly Come Dancing' has stepped up its domination of Saturday night television viewing, increasing its lead over rival 'The X Factor'.

The dance contest maintained its average audience of 9.9 million -- the same as last week -- while 'The X Factor' show was at 8.6 million.

Mass killer given stay of execution

A judge has granted a stay of execution for a convicted mass killer in Florida who is mentally ill and was scheduled to be executed tomorrow.

John Errol Ferguson (64) was convicted of killing eight people, including six who died execution-style, in 1977 in Carol City, which at the time was the worst mass slaying in Miami-Dade County history.

Fan (21) held over Kirkland assault

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game.

The incident was one of a number of ugly scenes at Hillsborough during the 1-1 draw with Leeds United, which was televised on Friday night. The former England goalkeeper was shoved to the ground in the 76th minute.

Most can't name our largest organ

It may be basic biology but the majority of British people cannot name the largest organ in the body, according to a survey.

A total of 75pc of people revealed they did not know it was the skin, while almost half (47pc) of people admitted to wrongly self-diagnosing an illness. Demonstrating further confusion about the human body, 64pc and 43pc were unable able to correctly place their spleen and liver.

Parents wish for quieter holidays

A quarter of parents would rather leave their children at home when going on holiday abroad, a survey has found.

Many of those reluctant to take trips with their offspring said holidays with children were not relaxing enough, travel agency discovered.

Irish Independent

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