Wednesday 13 December 2017

Man killed as he ate another's face

Miami police are hunting for more witnesses after a police officer fatally shot a naked man who refused to stop chewing on the face of another naked man on a busy highway ramp.

Police want to understand what led to the grisly scene in which a witness reported that a man chewed on the other man's face and growled when police told him to stop.

Palestinians try to revive Aramaic

Two villages in Palestine's tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an effort to revive the language that Jesus spoke, centuries after it all but disappeared.

The new focus on the region's dominant language 2,000 years ago comes with a little help from modern technology: an Aramaic-speaking television channel from Sweden, where a vibrant immigrant community has kept the ancient tongue alive.

No presidential pardon for painter

A Johannesburg gallery says it has agreed to remove from its website a painting that depicts the South African president's genitals. The announcement came as 2,000 protesters marched against the painting.

Gallery spokesman Neil Dundas says that the painting will be taken down from the website after today. 'The Spear' by Brett Murray went on display early this month.

Even Kylie can't save 'The Voice'

Kylie Minogue's guest appearance failed to be so lucky for BBC1's 'The Voice' as the programme had its worst results show audience so far.

Despite the Aussie star launching her new single 'Timebomb' and the big reveal of the acts that have made it to the final, the show pulled in just 4.7 million viewers.

Ulrika renews her wedding vows

Ulrika Jonsson put the "stresses and pressures" of the last few years to one side to renew her marriage vows on a Barbados beach.

She said the ceremony with third husband Brian Monet was a chance "to do something special" after several years struggling with a chronic back condition.

Iron Maiden win best album gong

A chart-topping release by heavy rockers Iron Maiden has been named the greatest album of the past 60 years.

'The Number Of The Beast' topped a Jubilee poll to find the greatest releases during the queen's reign. The Beatles claimed more than a fifth of the votes in the survey by retailer HMV with four titles in the top 10.

Irish Independent

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