Wednesday 21 February 2018

World News in brief: Turkish TV suitor 'killed wife'

Every prisoner receives a daily cash allowance
Every prisoner receives a daily cash allowance

A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show in search of a new partner shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his ex-wife and a former lover.

Sefer Calinak (62) told Flash TV's 'Luck of the Draw' he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had been released under an amnesty programme.

Harvard 'Honour code'

Harvard University has adopted an "honour code" in which students have promised not to cheat.

The charter, which comes into force at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, requires students to "commit themselves to "producing academic work with integrity".

It will bring Harvard into line with around 100 universities across the US where codes are intended to deter students from submitting other people's work – often copied from the internet – as their own.

Bondi brawlers fined

Australian billionaire James Packer and his former best friend David Gyngell have been fined AU$500 (€336) each for "offensive behaviour" over their public brawl in Bondi.

Police issued the penalty notice to the two business figures after viewing photographs and video footage of the fight. The men can choose to pay the fine within three weeks and will not have criminal offences recorded, or they can contest the matter in court and will have the notice on their criminal record and risk a three-month prison term.

Jamie's hygiene hitch

Jamie Oliver's exclusive butcher's shop temporarily closed after inspectors found serious hygiene problems including mouse droppings, mould on carcasses and out-of-date meat.

Barbecoa Butchers, near St Paul's Cathedral in London, closed its doors for several hours after public health officers scored it one out of five in January, although a Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group spokeswoman said the closure was voluntary.

Abortion ruling on girl

A High Court judge in London has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is capable of making her own decisions about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.

Health authority bosses had asked Mr Justice Mostyn to decide whether the teenager had the mental capacity to understand options open to her. The judge concluded she did – after hearing evidence from a psychiatrist and said it was for the girl to "decide what she wishes to do".

Irish Independent

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