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Police assaulted with breast milk

A lactating American woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she sprayed officers with breast milk as they tried to remove her from a vehicle.

Delaware police said Stephanie Robinette was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault linked to a domestic dispute, as well as resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Macca was told to leave music at 50

Paul McCartney has revealed one of his advisers told him to retire at the age of 50.

The music legend -- who is still recording and touring after turning 69 earlier this month -- said he continued because he was still "enjoying" his career. He also added that he later parted ways with the manager that told him to quit.

Woman hung by her foot for a day

An 86-year-old woman is recovering in an English hospital after hanging from a cellar ladder by her foot for 24 hours.

Paramedics found the woman suspended upside down in her Ipswich home. Her foot had become trapped the previous day in a ladder that led down to a cellar.

Fergie honoured with a doctorate

Football boss Alex Ferguson has been honoured by a university for his "outstanding contribution" to sport.

The Manchester United manager, who is the most successful in the club's history, was made a doctor of the University of Stirling.

Arab police arrest women for driving

At least five women have been taken into custody in Saudi Arabia accused of defying the men-only driving rule in the ultra-conservative Arab kingdom.

The detentions mark the first major backlash by Saudi authorities since a campaign was launched nearly two weeks ago to challenge the driving restrictions.

Criminals foiled by caning granny

Pennsylvania police say an 89-year-old woman used her cane to dent the car of two robbers who snatched her friend's purse. Officers were then able to track down the getaway car based, in part, on the cane's imprint.

The woman and her 82-year-old friend were accosted outside a pizza shop. US police say 27-year-old Jerry Brown Jr grabbed the purse but couldn't peel away before the 89-year-old repeatedly battered the car's boot with her cane.

Irish Independent