Friday 19 January 2018

Two killed by chopper

A news helicopter crashed into a street near Seattle's iconic Space Needle yesterday, exploding and killing two people. Another person, in a car on the ground, was critically injured.

The KOMO-TV helicopter apparently was lifting off from its rooftop when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting three vehicles on the street, the station said.


Singer Chris Brown may have cost himself weeks of freedom. The reasons for Brown's dismissal from a Malibu rehab facility were detailed in court, with a judge ordering the Grammy winner to remain in jail until a formal probation violation hearing can be convened on April 23.

"I am good at using guns and knives," the rehab facility reported Brown said in response to an exercise asking him what he was good at.


A new 12-sided one pound coin based on the threepenny bit is being unveiled – and is said to be the hardest in the world to fake.

Described as a "giant leap into the future" the new coin will replace the old one, after the British Treasury announced that 3pc in circulation are fake – a total of 45 million.


Film star Scarlett Johansson has said she has no regrets over her decision to promote a drinks company which has a factory in the West Bank, despite it spelling the end of her association with Oxfam.

Johansson (29) stepped down from her role as an ambassador with the charity when it criticised her decision to sign a contract with SodaStream. SodaStream has a factory in a settlement on the West Bank.


After years of bad boy Nick Cotton causing his mum grief in 'EastEnders', Dot is left to grieve for him one last time.

Viewers will see Dot, played by June Brown, bid an emotional farewell to her son as she prepares to bury him. John Altman played the soap villain for 24 years.


Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's reported £300,000 (€357,000) a week pay should not be controlled as his talent attracts the high salary, shadow UK chancellor Ed Balls has suggested.

But multimillion-pound salaries in some parts of the economy feel "like a bit of a Ponzi scheme" when the pay is not because of a great idea or "when it's not the talent of Wayne Rooney", he said.

Irish Independent

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