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Monday 19 February 2018

Man charged over triple riot killings

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murders of three men who were killed as they tried to protect homes and shops from looters, West Midlands Police said.

Liam Young, from Winson Green, is the fifth man to be charged over the killings. He was charged yesterday with perverting the course of justice and remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrate's Court today.

Loyalty card rows delay divorces

Divorces in England and Wales are being delayed by couples rowing over supermarket and airline loyalty points as the recession continues to bite, a leading family law firm said.

Couples are disputing ownership of Clubcard points and Air Miles as economic pressures mean they are increasingly regarded as joint marital assets, said Pannone. Arguments over how to split loyalty points are causing friction between couples who have succeeded in splitting cash without difficulty.

Man used foot as brake on truck

A Detroit man was arrested after he was spotted using his feet to stop his pick-up truck. The driver was seen sticking his foot out of the truck, which was going at low speeds, in an effort to brake.

He told officers his brakes didn't work. But despite applying makeshift brakes, he still hit several vehicles.

Blind man sued for viewing porn

A man has been accused of watching hours of illegal porn -- even though he's totally blind. The man was one of 3,500 people sued by a California porn studio for illegal downloads.

The man says he's innocent and has never watched porn because of his condition.

Comic dressed as Gaddafi attacked

An Edinburgh Fringe performer was attacked with a glass bottle while he was dressed as Colonel Gaddafi.

Comedian Jeff Mirza (47), who is from East London and is of Pakistani descent, was handing out flyers off Edinburgh's Royal Mile when he was struck on the back of the head with a glass bottle.

Amish get IDs -- minus the photos

The Amish in Illinois have been granted special permission to get state-issued ID cards that don't include their pictures.

The group asked for the exemption because of religious convictions against having their photo taken.

Irish Independent

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