Tuesday, 23 June 2015
The Queen (right) and Prince Philip were accompanied by fighter jets as they flew into Berlin, Germany today. During the four-day trip, the Queen will meet Angela Merkel and visit a concentration camp. Pictured left: The Queen and Prince Philip are accompanied by police escorts as they travel in a limousine through the streets of Berlin.
The body of a newborn baby has been discovered in the River Taff yesterday night, prompting police to issue a desperate plea for help to find its mother.
A pedigree cat was held to ransom for £5,000 by a gang of Eastern Europeans after it went missing from its home.
Maggie, a one-year-old British shorthair blue, was only returned when her owners agreed to a ransom exchanged via a ‘slick operation’ involving at least four catnappers in two pub car parks.
Owners Nigel Meadows, 62, and Carol MacArthur, 63, were ‘devastated’ when Maggie disappeared from their £1.5million home in Kensington, South West London.
The timid house cat was thought to have slipped outside when Mr Meadows returned home with the shopping on June 4.
More than 200 workers from MyFerryLink burned tyres (inset right) on the main road leading to the tunnel and blocked the French port in a row over redundancy.
Tom Osborne (left) has been named by friends as the City worker seen publicly snorting white powder from his hand while travelling on the Northern Line in south London earlier this month.
This is the man who sprang into action when a deaf and mute girl was dragged into bushes in St Stephen’s Green and subjected to an attempted sexual assault.
Dubliner Pat Flynn was standing with a horse and buggy outside the park early yesterday afternoon when he heard screams coming from the bushes beside him.
“There’s always drinkers and drug users in there fighting, so nobody pays any heed anymore. But I knew theses screams were different,” Pat told the Herald.
A garda stands to lose his job and has been “disgraced” after carrying out a scam on ATMs in which he defrauded a bank out of €450, a court heard.
Garda Brendan Phillips (34) avoided a prison sentence but was fined €2,000 after he admitted theft and fraud charges.
Dublin District Court was told that Phillips had become a “pariah in his community” because of his actions and had since moved to the UK.
They might not have experienced s3x before, but they have created a solution for many adults who practise s3x. A team of teenage inventors have revealed a condom capable of changing colour when it comes into contact with STIs.
The prescient prophylactic has a built-in indicator that alters its colour depending on what infection it picks up. This was revealed at the TeenTech Awards in London where it won the health category.
Pandemonium and tears at the weekend enveloped Abraka community in Delta State when a 26-year-old microbiology student of the State-owned University (DELSU) identified as Evelyn Mogekwu allegedly committed suicide after being jilted by her fiance.
Reports said the end of the seven-year relationship traumatised the girl as all plans to walk down the aisle failed to materialise.
A young man who jumped into State House, Nairobi, has pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta to help him complete his education. Matthew Kinuthia Maina was charged on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the charge of entering a protected zone illegally. The court was told in an interesting turn of events that he is a minor and not a terror suspect.
An inspirational student has passed his university entrance exams with flying colours by using his feet to write, after losing both of his arms aged six.
Peng Chao, 20, scored 603 out of 750, or 80 percent, in the notoriously difficult gaokao examinations in China, reported the People's Daily Online.
He now plans to apply to top universities in his home province of Sichuan after getting 13 points more than his predicted score.
A twin who has been missing for 20 years has finally been reunited with his brother and parents.
Wan Shuangjian was just two years old when he was kidnapped in 1995 while playing outside his home with his older sister in Shenzhen in southern China, reported the People's Daily Online.
Shuangjian, who was renamed Luo Xiaoding by his new parents and is now 22, was found by police last month using facial recognition technology.
His twin brother Shuanglong had given a photograph of himself to police investigating human trafficking back in 2008.
Andrew Tosh, 34, (inset) from Dundee, was so drunk he did not know what country he was in when the plane from Glasgow to Turkey was grounded at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex.
The dazed-looking drug user was filmed taking the Class A substance on a southbound Northern Line train between Elephant and Castle and Kennington, south London.
Custody officer Kelly Henderson, 39, (pictured) started an affair with Fatos Demirneli during his detention at an immigration centre in Harmondsworth, West London (right).
Nestle announced that it will destroy millions of dollars worth of noodles after food regulators in India, found them to be unsafe for consumption.
Nestle said it will destroy more than $50 million worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following the ban imposed by health officials.
A young woman was arrested on charges of possession of drugs after allegedly being found with cocaine-filled breast implants, police in Colombia said.
Bogota police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Paola Deyanira Sabillon, after being found with 3 pounds of liquid cocaine inside her breast implants.
Sabillon was arrested at the airport as she was boarding a plane to Spain.
Officer Micah Meurer has been fired from the Amarillo Police Department in Amarillo, Texas after he was accused of raping a 22-year-old woman when he responded to a call at her house in northwest Amarillo on Sunday night.
The victim reported the incident to the police Monday morning. After the accusations, the officer was placed on paid administrative leave. Once the forensic examiners examined both him and the victim, they confirmed there was indeed sexual contact, They had collected clothing, multiple body fluids, blood, and a Walmart receipt which linked Meurer to the case. The department later fired him.
The police department released the following statement: “The criminal investigation into this incident is continuing. The detectives have collected physical evidence and interviewed both the victim as well as the officer. They will continue to work closely with the 47th District Attorney as they fully investigate the matter. Upon completion of the investigation, detectives will present the case to the prosecutor’s office for determination of any criminal charges.”
The Acting Chief of Police, Kenneth Funtek, terminated Meurer for ‘violations of internal rules, including acts which bring discredit to the officer and the department.’
According to a report by Punch, the incident happened on June 13th during a birthday party for Anu. An argument ensued between the two friends and Anu reportedly twisted Leke's neck and threw him into a swimming pool inside a hotel in Isheri where he was having his party.
Dublin is a city apart, a place of whimsy, imagination and enormous fun. Here the word craic is supreme in all its forms - spoken, written or sung.
The trick to getting the most out of a visit is joining in the craic - and not to miss a single thing: from elegant Georgian doors to one of Europe's finest new theatres.
The key to seeing it all is to ride the red bus. Dublin is one of those cities where that staple of big city tourism, the 'hop-on, hop-off' red bus sightseeing tour, is the best way to join up so many surprises.
Culled from Punch
The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a 52-year-old school teacher, Isaac Ikiabeke, for allegedly raping a five-year-old pupil in the Ikorodu area of the state.
It was gathered that Ikiabeke, who is also the proprietor of the school, Brighter Glory School, located on Etunrere Street, raped his victim after school hours.
Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on Monday June 22, 2015, convicted and sentenced one Emmanuel Osita (a.k.a Chuks) to three years imprisonment on a two count charge of obtaining money by false pretence. The convict was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sequel to a petition from a legal practitioner on behalf of one Mrs. Veronica Okonkwo, an eighty-one (81) year-old woman who was the victim.