Thursday 22 February 2018

Mouse on plane grounds flight

A flight from Sweden to Chicago was grounded yesterday after a mouse was spotted on the aircraft.

The SAS Airbus 330 will remain at Arlanda airport in Sweden until the mouse has been found.

Jade's widower told to 'grow up'

The widower of reality TV star Jade Goody was told to "grow up" by a magistrate yesterday as he was given community service for assaulting a man.

Jack Tweed (24) admitted common assault after punching Tom Grantham at Deuces Bar and Lounge in Chigwell, Essex, England, in January. He was given an 18-month supervision order, will do 100 hours of unpaid work, and take part in a programme to prevent re-offending.

Gunmen kill seven at Sunni mosque

Gunmen wearing military uniforms pulled seven people from a Sunni mosque south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday and killed them, execution-style.

The shooting happened in Youssifiyah during evening prayers. The men were all members of an anti-al-Qa'ida militia.

83 for Kyrgyzstan presidential race

Some 83 candidates put their names forward for Kyrgyzstan's presidential election before yesterday's closing date.

The expected front-runners in the October 30 vote are prime minister Almazbek Atambayev, who leads the Social Democratics; nationalist Ata-Zhurt party leader Kamchibek Tashiyev; and left-leaning Ata-Meken party boss Omurbek Tekebayev.

Gucci's new model drives US wild

HIGH-fashion label Gucci has helped Fiat design a new version of its 500 for the US market.

The black special edition features glossy paint, chrome detailing and a leather interior with white accents. It is getting the full designer treatment, with a launch date of September 8 -- the start of New York Fashion Week.

Sporting tycoon sued by investors

Former Liverpool FC co-owner Tom Hicks is being sued by former investors in the Texas Rangers, saying he used the US baseball club to enrich himself at the team's expense while he was the owner.

Lawyers say Mr Hicks ignored team obligations and bought land to build "a real estate empire on the backs of the Texas Rangers' players and creditors and fans".

Irish Independent

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