(If ever a word needed to be in single quotes, it is the word ‘journalist’ in the BBC headline above)
Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in Paris after being spotted by police in the Bois de Boulogne area.
A spokesman for prosecutors said there was “no relationship for the moment” between the arrests and mysterious drone flights over the city at night.
Al-Jazeera said the journalists had been “filming a report on the city’s recent mystery drones”.
Drones were spotted over city landmarks for a second night running on Tuesday.
(I find this alarmingly similar to this story from the UK a couple of years ago)
An unlicensed drink-driver who was three times over the limit when he crashed a friend’s car has walked free after a court heard he had re-found Islam and was living a more pious life.
Asif Masood, 40, ploughed a Ford Focus into a fire hydrant in Nottingham after driving over a roundabout following a drinking binge on November 17 last year.
The car’s wheel had come off, while tyre tracks and debris criss-crossed the road, magistrates heard.
When police arrived he was found swaying near his wrecked vehicle and told officers: ‘I’ve crashed my car, I’ve had lots and lots to drink and I don’t have a driving licence.’
He was breathalysed and produced a reading of 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.
But Masood, who has nine previous convictions for 14 offences, walked free from court after magistrates heard he had re-found his faith and was now teetotal after quitting drink and drugs
3. Oslo Norway
Three men have been convicted of killing 15 tropical fish by kicking them and pouring bleach into their tank.
Brothers Omar Khan, 20, and Suliman Khan, 18, and their cousin Yousuf Khan, 18, admitted killing the exotic fish collection during a series of break-ins at retirement home Ada Court in Maida Vale.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard they first sneaked into the home on January 25, pulling three fish out of the water and kicking them to death on the floor.
Returning again at 1.30am on January 31, they teased the remaining fish by yanking them out of their tank, before pouring in bleach and killing them all.
Ben Edwards, prosecuting, said: “You could see the fish trying to escape by jumping out of the tank, but the defendants put them back in.”
< (Nothing islamicaly psychotic about that story at all) 6. Translated video of the Iranian Navy tests of sinking a US carrier
(Could be a good time to test a rail gun!)
Thank you TL., Wrath of Khan, Yucki, M., UK Pete, Sassy, Richard and more.