Thursday 23 November 2017

Police death arrests

Two men have been arrested over the murder of a British police constable, who was mown down and killed by a driver in a stolen car.

The pair, aged 18 and 30 and from the Oxton and Wallasey areas of the Wirral, are being questioned in connection with the killing of Pc David Phillips, a 34-year-old father of two, in the early hours of Monday.

The force said it also executed four warrants in the areas as part of the murder investigation into Pc Phillips' death.

Rambo for sale

Action star Sylvester Stallone is putting up for sale props from his 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' movies in an auction organisers say could fetch up to $6m (€5.4m).

Fans will have the chance to bid on more than 1,400 personal items, props and costumes used in the Hollywood star's films, including the black leather jacket Stallone wore as Rocky Balboa and the bandana used by his character John Rambo.

The memorabilia will be auctioned in Los Angeles in December and part of the proceeds will go to a US army veterans' charity.

Tuna promise

John West has been accused of breaking a promise to consumers by continuing to use "destructive" fishing methods to catch tuna.

The latest league table for tuna sold by supermarkets and companies, produced by Greenpeace, ranks the firm last because 98pc of its tuna is caught using "fish aggregation devices" which kill other marine wildlife including sharks and endangered turtles.

John West is using the devices in its fishing fleet despite a promise in 2011 that 100pc of its tuna would be sustainable by 2016.

Messi father pursued

Barcelona prosecutors are calling for the arrest of footballer Lionel Messi's father in a tax fraud case.

Prosecutors have cleared Messi of wrongdoing but are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for allegedly defrauding Spain's tax office of €4m in unpaid taxes from 2007-09.

Facebook satellite

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network's founder has said.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the satellite was under construction and would be ready for launch into space next year as part of the company's free mobile data scheme Internet.org.

Irish Independent

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