Sunday 19 November 2017

Police smash €300m drugs gang

Australian police arrested 34 people and seized 6,000 cannabis plants in the biggest series of drug raids in the history of Victoria state. Police said the operation had smashed a cartel that raked in AU$400m (€291m).

The gang producing the cannabis had connections to New Zealand and Vietnam and had been operating for two years.

Canadian court to rule on polygamy

A lawyer for British Columbia's government warned a judge that declaring polygamy a protected religious practice would make Canada the only Western country to allow multiple marriages.

The British Columbia Supreme Court is examining whether banning polygamy violates Canada's version of the bill of rights in a case that will focus on the small polygamous community of Bountiful.

1,000 rats seeking a loving home

Around a thousand rats are awaiting adoption in California after being rescued from a house featured on a reality TV show.

The previous owner's daughter had brought home a pregnant rat and the litter began multiplying and tearing the house apart. Volunteers moved the rats into a pet shop in San Jose which agreed to temporarily house them.

Cliff still proves a hot date at 70

CLIFF Richard is proving to be a hotter date than JLS, Justin Bieber and Michael Buble -- as he outsells them in the calendar charts.

The pop veteran (70), who stripped to the waist for one of the shots, has the biggest-selling male celebrity calendar and has sold more than 1.5 million calendars over the years.

Pizzeria thieves flee with dough

THIEVES in New York held up the owners of a pizzeria and then fled with a bag full of dough, a court heard.

Two thieves followed the owners of 'Brothers Pizzeria' on Staten Island and after donning masks, pointed guns and demanded a bag they believed held the day's proceeds.

'More sex' plea by minister

A SMALL slip of the tongue had Canada's industry minister pleading for "more Canadian sex stories", although he quickly insisted he was talking about success.

"We need more Canadian sex stories," Tony Clement said during a speech on the government's digital strategy.

Irish Independent

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