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Saturday 24 February 2018

Legend JJ Cale dies

London Daily Telegraph

Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter JJ Cale, whose best-known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with 'After Midnight' and Lynyrd Skynyrd with 'Call Me the Breeze', has died. He was 74.

The performer and producer's manager Mike Kappus said that the architect of the Tulsa Sound died on Friday night of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California. Neil Young, Mark Knopfler and Bryan Ferry were among his many fans in the music world.

WEINER SHOW GOES ON

Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor yesterday despite the loss of his campaign manager and the drumbeat of critics questioning his fitness for public office after new revelations of lewd online behaviour.

Mr Weiner confirmed that campaign manager Danny Kedem resigned after reports surfaced that Mr Weiner had continued to exchange lewd photos and messages with women after resigning from Congress in 2011 over the same behaviour.

MEN GET CANCER BOOST

Testicular cancer is almost "cured" in Britain, with nearly all men diagnosed with the disease now surviving, research shows.

Figures compiled by Cancer Research UK showed that 96pc of men are successfully treated for testicular cancer – a significant improvement since the 1970s when the survival rate was below 70pc. Much of the success is due to the platinum-based chemotherapy drug cisplatin.

MIDEAST PEACE TALKS

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been invited to resume peace talks in Washington today and tomorrow, the US State Department said, after a break of nearly three years.

The latest diplomatic push follows months of intense shuttle diplomacy by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who said a week ago the groundwork had been laid for a breakthrough, while setting no specific date for talks to restart.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

To most, smelling another person's flatulence is an unpleasant experience. But the world's first case study of a man who is sexually aroused by other people passing wind has now been published.

A British psychologist has recorded the case of so-called eproctophilia in a 22-year-old man from Illinois, America. The man, whose pseudonym is Brad, states that he is "not sexually attracted to flatulence per se, (but) the person releasing the flatulence".

Irish Independent

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