Thursday 14 December 2017

Return of bank error 'millionaire'

A NEW Zealand woman who fled to China with her Chinese partner after a banking error deposited millions of dollars in their bank account has appeared voluntarily in a New Zealand court to face theft charges.

Kara Hurring and Hui "Leo" Gao disappeared in 2009, two days after a bank mistakenly handed them NZD10m (€4.5m). They were dubbed "The Accidental Millionaires" when they fled. Police are searching for Gao.

Fugitive caught in lasagne stakeout

HE avoided Italian police for a decade on the run, but acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Giancarlo Sabatini's wife and daughter near Rome.

When they saw the daughter leaving her mother's house with a tray of lasagne, police burst in and arrested Sabatini. Police say Sabatini came from his hideout in Belgium to celebrate the last day before Lent, when Italians prepare lasagne.

Call for end to men's 'torture'

A MALE Pakistani politician has been jeered for proposing to a committee that the "mental torture" of men by women be stopped.

Jam Tamachi Unar said later he was only joking but that it was a "bitter truth that the same way women are tortured in rural areas, men are the victims of mental torture in urban neighbourhoods".

Families seek 9/11 memorial funds

FAMILIES of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 are seeking more federal money for a 9/11 memorial at the crash site in Pennsylvania.

Family members will ask Congress to approve the $3.7m (€2.6m) for the memorial, which President Barack Obama asked for in his new budget.

Airline pays out to injured masseurs

TWO former beauty therapists who developed repetitive strain injuries through giving massages to air travellers have won a total of £300,430 (€350,000) damages from Virgin Atlantic.

Jayne Evans and Michelle Hindmarch worked in the Clubhouse Lounge at Heathrow, until they developed pain in their wrists, shoulders and backs and had to give up their careers.

Irish Independent

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