Friday, 26 June 2015

Passenger dies on transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon

A passenger has died on board a transatlantic flight that diverted to Shannon Airport yesterday afternoon.
British Airways flight 274 was travelling from Las Vegas in the US to London’s Heathrow airport at the time.

Man raising funds for children's cancer hospice convicted of possession of drugs

A man who plans to drive to China to raise funds for a children's hospice, has been convicted of possession of drugs for sale or supply.
Willie Gleeson, from Lisdoon Cottage, Ballycraggan, Puckane, Co Tipperary, was given a five-month suspended jail sentence at Nenagh District Court yesterday.

Gardai search for missing teenager from Wicklow

Gardaí are appealing for information on a missing teenager from Wicklow.
14-year-old Cabdi Raxman Musse was last seen on Monday afternoon on Wexford Road in Arklow.

Ghana 'Ball Boy' Receives Same Fee As Players At 2014 World Cup

The Dzamefe Report took four months to compile this year and aims to highlight Ghana's shortcomings at the Brazil World Cup
Consider a world in which the England kit man is paid as big an appearance fee as Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart or Raheem Sterling.
Tough to imagine? Not so if you worked for Ghana's Football Association at the 2014 World Cup where their "equipment officer" earned $100,000 (£64,000), according to a government report.

Cheap phone charger killed woman in Australia

Australian authorities issued a warning about cheap, non-compliant USB-style chargers after a young woman died from apparent electrocution while using a laptop and possibly a smart phone.

The 28-year-old was found wearing headphones and with her computer in her lap with burns on her chest and ears at a home in Gosford, north of Sydney.

Father chops off daughter's finger for stealing meat

Men of the Plateau State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Surulere Raphael, for cutting off his daughter’s finger on allegation that she stole his money.

Mr Raphael was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside one Ponjue Domsing, who was alleged to have killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for not buying him a motorcycle as promised.

Facebook Stalls On Diversity, Only Hires 7 African Americans In Latest Count

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Amid demands by civil rights leaders and others for employers to improve foundering diversity on Silicon Valley, Facebook has been slow to build a workforce that mirrors its 1.4 billion users around the globe, according to the Guardian.

Millionaire BBC boss who kept a secret family around the corner...

How wife of millionaire BBC boss Anthony Fry met his mistress by his hospital bed

Anthony Fry, left, managed to keep news of his mistress Claire Hoey, right and their two twin girls secret from his wife Anne, until he suffered a massive stroke on March 4 last year, when they bumped into each other in hospital.

Queen gives F1 star a lesson in table manners during royal lunch

The day Her Majesty reprimanded Lewis Hamilton for being too quick off the mark: Queen

His  ability to get off to a flying start on the race track helped him become a Formula One world champion. But Lewis Hamilton would have been wise to be a little less hasty when he found himself sitting next to the Queen at a lunch event.

Tunisia terror attack: Irish mum-of-two Lorna Carty shot dead

Lorna Carty

An Irish mum-of-two was shot dead today as gunmen launched a terrifying terror attack on a holiday hotspot.
Declan and Lorna Carty, from Robinstown, Co Meath, were on the trip in Soussewhen gunmen opened fire, killing up to 37 people.
Meath Fine Gael TD Ray Butler told how Mrs Carty, a nurse aged in her 50s, was a constituent of his and he was informed of her death at 2.30pm.
He then spoke to the woman's husband by phone.

Air India plane passenger freaks out after being served live lizard with his burger

Lizard crawling in airplane food 

A passenger on an Air India flight, freaked out after a lizard crawled out of his sandwich.

The incident unfolded on Thursday, while the plane was flying from Delhi, India, to London, England.
The shocked passenger snapped a picture of the lizard and uploaded it to the Internet.

Woman bites employee at Macy’s because price of purse was too high

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly biting a department store employee because the price for an item she wanted to purchase was too high, police in new Jersey said.
Newark police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Anh Nguyen on Wednesday, after being accused of biting an employee at the Macy’s store located at the Newpark Mall around 8:30 p.m.

Homeowner catches on-duty city sanitation worker defecating in his yard

A sanitation worker in New York, was suspended from his job after a homeowner allegedly caught him defecating in his yard.

Now, the City of Buffalo sanitation worker has been suspended after he was caught defecting in a man’s yard during work.

Drunk groom spends wedding night in jail for kicking his bride in the ribs

A drunk groom was arrested on his wedding night after assaulting his wife. 

31-year-old David Wachinski of Donora, Pennsylvania, allegedly kicked his newlywed wife Katie Thompson. 

Senator Accused Of Sponsoring Boko Haram, Ali Ndume Is Nigeria’s Senate Majority Leader

The Senate on Thursday elected Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume as the Majority Leader of the Senate, in defiance of the party’s anointed candidate, Ahmed Lawan.
Senate President Bukola Saraki announced Mr. Ndume and Bala Ibn Na’Allah as Senate Leader and Deputy Senate Leader respectively.

This Couple Defrauded A Professor Of N7.5 million, Promising To Secure Him A Job At The Presidency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday arraigned a couple, Prince Alphonsus Mbakwe and his wife, Mrs Florence Mbakwe before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court on a 5- count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.

US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide

The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.
It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
The ruling brings to an end more than a decade of bitter legal battles.

Mariah Carey says Nick Cannon was a boy, her new BF is a man

Mariah Carey began seeing billionaire businessman James Packer less than two weeks ago and there are already reports that the two are talking marriage. But sources close to the singer tell E! that is absolutely not true.

loves them': British hero father fights for life after being shot four times

'Just go, tell our children that their daddy loves them': Fiancee tells how hero father

Matthew James, 30, from Cardiff, was on a two-week holiday with fiancee Sarea Wilson, 26 (pictured together, left), at the Bellevue Hotel in Tunisia when gunmen attacked the nearby beach earlier today, killing 37 and leaving 36 wounded (right).

AK47 raised, Tunisian terrorist roams the streets looking for more victims after slaughtering 37 people

Tunisia ‘ISIS’ terrorist is arrested for killing 37 tourists on Sousse beach

Gunmen have killed at least 27 people in an attack on two hotels in the popular holiday destination of Sousse. Militants, feared to be from ISIS, exchanged gunfire with security services on a beach packed with British holidaymakers.

Chef who was paid 51c an hour awarded €86k in back pay

Muhammad Younis

A PAKISTANI chef who was forced to work seven days a week for pocket money, with just Christmas Day off, has had a €91,000 award against his employer restored by the Supreme Court.

Muhammad Younis (59) worked up to 77 hours a week at his second cousin's Poppadom restaurant in Newlands Cross, Dublin, for as little as 51c an hour.

Katie Taylor through to the final of European Games after tense win

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is through to the final of the European Games after a tough, tense semi-final win over Azerbaijan's Yana Alekseevna in the women's lightweight semi-finals.

In an extremely tight affair, Taylor won on a split decision having trailed going into the final.

"I haven't resigned as FIFA president" - Sepp Blatter

Weeks after he said he will be stepping down as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter today June 26th told Swiss newspaper, Blick, that he has not resigned as President of the world football body.
"I have not resigned. Rather, I have made my mandate available at an extraordinary congress."he said

Nigerian Police rescue kidnapped Lebanese men in Bayelsa

Two Lebanese nationals, Sarki Abi Chmouli and Ibrahim Abi Pherem who were kidnapped after gunmen stormed their base in Onuegbum community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa on June 24th have been rescued by the police. They were rescued today June 26th. The kidnappers abducted the men after killing their two police escorts.


President Buhari dissolves board of NNPC

President Buhari has dissolved the board of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The directive to dissolve the board was conveyed in a letter signed by the Head of Civil Service, Danladi Kifasi dated today June 26th.


At least 27 dead after terrorists gunned down 'tourists on sunbeds' on Tunisia beach

Tunisia terrorist attack as ISIS gunmen kills 27 tourists near Sousse

Gunmen have killed at least 27 people in an attack on two hotels in the popular holiday destination of Sousse. Militants, feared to be from ISIS, exchanged gunfire with security services on a beach packed with British holidaymakers.

Decapitated man's head found 'covered in Arabic writing' and hung on a factory fence in France

The decapitated head of a man was found around 10am this morning hung on the fence of a gas and chemical factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near the city of Lyon, South East, France. The severed head was found about 30 feet away from the man's dead body which was covered in Arabic writing. 

Kano Sharia Court sentences two to death for ‘blasphemy’

Two people identified as Abdul-Inyas and Hajiya Mairo have been sentenced to death by an Upper Sharia Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in Kano state for committing the act of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

10-year-old girl found unconscious, dies after riding Six Flags roller coaster

Authorities say a 10-year-old girl who was found unconscious last week after riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California has died at a hospital.

Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Monday that Jasmine Martinez of Somis died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Bobbi Kristina's family gather for her final days in a hospice

Nick Gordon relaxes at Florida duplex as Bobbi Kristina's grieving family gathers

This is Nick Gordon relaxing near his Florida home as Bobbi Kristina Brown's family gather by the 22-year-old's hospice bed five hundred miles away in Atlanta.

Tragedy as 60 Minute Makeover presenter Michelle Watt is found dead

60 Minute Makeover presenter Michelle Watt is found dead at the age of 38 

The presenter's body was found at in the house she shared with husband Paul Kerr, 43, and daughter Jaymi, five, in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. Michelle was the daughter of boxing champion Jim Watt.