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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Tiger's hairy moment

It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400lb tiger needed help from vets when he could not cough up a football-sized fur lump.

The 17-year-old tiger named Ty underwent surgery at a veterinary centre in Florida, where doctors removed the 4lb obstruction.

AIR CREW DRUG CHARGE

An air stewardess has been charged following the seizure of around six kilos of cocaine at Heathrow Airport.

Border Force officers discovered the drugs on a bus used to transport air crew. It is estimated that the cocaine could have had a street value of £600,000 (€700,000). Temitayo Daramola (37) was charged with attempting to import a class A drug.

AWARD FOR CLINTON

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of a group combating malnutrition and blindness, during an awards speech in New York City.

Mrs Clinton was honoured with the 2013 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award.

KING'S IGNOBLE END

The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under an English car park, were found in a hastily dug grave, researchers revealed.

Academics from the University of Leicester said the bones of the king were placed in an odd position. He was casually placed in a badly prepared grave, suggesting gravediggers were in a hurry or had little respect for him.

FREE BURGERS FOR HERO

The man who put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown.

Charles Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants.

LIGHTS OUT IN VIETNAM

One mistake by a clumsy crane operator caused a 10-hour blackout over about one-third of Vietnam.

State electricity company EVN said the blackout happened after the crane operator knocked a tree on to the main high-voltage power line.

GHETTO TOURS BLASTED

A company that promised sightseers a tour of the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides after protests from an outraged neighbourhood.

Real Bronx Tours took tourists to see the South Bronx from what they said was "a safe distance". The bus tour passed soup kitchen lines and a housing project. The company did not respond to requests for comment.

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