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Saturday 23 September 2017

First new Abba song in 18 years

ABBA fans will soon again be saying "Thank you for the music" with the release of a new track on a special edition of the disbanded 70s pop group's The Visitors album.

The record, including new track From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel, is the first official new release by the Swedish group in 18 years.

Universal Music Group said that the special edition of The Visitors -- originally released in 1981 -- will be available from April 23.

Abba -- Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad -- split in 1982. The band has never reunited.



Soccer star is



made bankrupt

Former England and Aston Villa footballer Lee Hendrie was declared bankrupt after failing to repay a debt of more than £200,000 (e238,000).

A petition for bankruptcy was brought against the midfielder by HM Revenue and Customs on December 19, the High Court in London was told. The 34-year-old, who did not attend the hearing, reportedly earned £24,000 a week at the height of his career.



Fungicide in



orange juice

The US Food and Drug Administration has detained several shipments of imported orange juice after finding traces of an illegal fungicide.

The US government says the residue is still far below dangerous levels and says the juice is safe to drink.

The FDA says it has detained about 11pc of orange juice imports since it started testing earlier this month. All the shipments were from Brazil and Canada.

The fungicide found was Carbendazim, used to fight mould in some countries.



Boy killed 'in row over dog'

A British retiree has been charged with murder in Belgium after strangling an 11-year-old boy he believed had tortured one of his dogs.

The Interior Ministry said that the 71-year-old British citizen, identified only by his initials DB, had confessed before a judge to killing the boy.

The man has long-term resident status and has lived in the village of Lagoshevtsi for five years. He was refused bail.

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