Friday 19 January 2018

Man digs up pet and sends photos

A 20-year-old US man dug up his girlfriend's dead pet chinchilla, then sent photos of it to her mobile.

Police in Kingston, New York, said the man pushed the 19-year-old woman to the floor during a domestic dispute. He was arrested and sent to a hospital psychiatric ward for evaluation. The man faces assault and other charges.

Pitt is new face of Chanel's top scent

Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel's No 5 perfume.

The French-based company announced yesterday that the 48-year-old actor will star in an upcoming ad campaign for its signature women's scent.

Hikers warned of prowling panther

Police in western Switzerland have warned hikers to be on the lookout for a large black cat resembling a panther.

Authorities have received reports of several sightings of the animal in woods near the town of Solothurn over the past week but attempts to capture or photograph the animal have so far failed.

10 white 'race war' planners arrested

Ten alleged members of a white supremacist group training near Orlando and Disney World for a "race war" have been rounded up in a series of arrests in central Florida, authorities said yesterday.

The arrests were based on evidence from a confidential informant, who infiltrated the neo-Nazi organisation known as the American Front 17 months ago, according to an arrest affidavit.

Scott's South Pole music put on CD

The sounds that boosted morale during one of Britain's most famous expeditions -- Scott's attempt to conquer the South Pole -- are to be released to a new generation.

With their trunk of 78rpm discs, the explorer and his team were given a taste of home through the selection of rousing patriotic themes, music hall standards and popular opera. The double CD includes music by Gilbert and Sullivan, hymns, 'The Ride of the Valkyries' and the British national anthem.

C4 sees funny side of Gervais's show

Ricky Gervais's comedy drama 'Derek' has landed a full series, despite early criticisms that the show poked fun at vulnerable people.

Channel 4 has commissioned a run of the show -- starring and written by Mr Gervais -- which was first screened as a one-off in April.

Irish Independent

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