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Friday 19 January 2018

Killer of Defoe's brother is jailed

A 34-year-old man was jailed for three years yesterday in Britain for killing the half-brother of England footballer Jermain Defoe with a single punch.

Christopher Farley rode up on a BMX bicycle to confront Jade Defoe and start a row, before knocking him unconscious. Mr Defoe, a 26-year-old rapper and father of three, fractured his skull and suffered brain damage when his head hit the pavement.

Clever folk prefer felines to canines

Clever people are more likely to own cats than dogs, a study has revealed.

People with degrees were found to favour cats -- possibly because longer working hours left less time to devote to a dog, according to the findings published in the 'Veterinary Record'. Cats were more likely to be owned by households with gardens, semi-urban and rural households, households with someone qualified to degree level, and respondents who were female and those less than 65 years old.

Man dies after mauling by dogs

A Slovenian who saved his three dogs from being put down for attacking humans was himself mauled to death by them.

"Three dogs bit their 52-year-old owner to death in Lubliana yesterday," police spokeswoman Maja Adlesic told local media.

Camel burger is latest health food

A traditional Emirati restaurant in Dubai has added a new entree to its menu billed as a fat-free choice for carnivorous but health-conscious diners: the camel burger.

For 20 UAE dirhams (€4), the Local House restaurant offers a quarter-pound camel burger, loaded with cheese.

Drunk driver had 49 in 16-seater

A South African minibus taxi driver five times over the legal blood-alcohol limit at breakfast time was arrested for transporting 49 children in a 16-seat vehicle.

The man (26) was stopped at a checkpoint in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the children, aged between three and 13, were found crammed on top of each other.

Girl arrested for doodling on desk

A New York City junior high student was arrested for doodling on her desk.

Alexa Gonzalez, who is 12, scribbled "Lex was here 2/1/10" on her desk. She also wrote "I love my friends Abby and Faith". She was released several hours after she was taken in handcuffs to a police station.

Irish Independent

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