Gardai appeal for missing boy
Gardai are appealing for assistance in tracing a missing teenage boy.
Trevor Hegarty (16) has not been seen for more than two weeks since he went missing from Mallow, Co Cork, on January 13.
Trevor is described as 5ft 9in in height, of broad build with short, blonde hair. When last seen he was wearing a grey hooded top, a black tracksuit and white runners.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station 022--31450, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Kidney cancer drug approved
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new Pfizer drug for patients with advanced kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body despite treatment with at least one previous drug.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's drug Axitinib as a secondary option for patients with renal cell carcinoma, which starts in the lining of small tubes found in the kidney.
Elephants being killed for meat?
Police in the Thai resort of Phuket are investigating claims that elephants are being slaughtered so that their trunks and sex organs can be served as food in specialist "bush restaurants".
Wildlife officials have told reporters they believe that two dead elephants found with their sex organs and trunks missing had been killed for their meat. Officials have called in the police, but have denied the existence of such restaurants.
Sex class items stolen from car
German police say a thief was in for a surprise after making off with a red plastic box from the back of an estate car.
Inside were seven wooden penises of varying sizes, 100 condoms, and instructional material for sex education classes at a local counselling centre.
Police in Goettingen said the material, worth about ¤200, was stolen early Friday morning.
They they are appealing to the thief to simply drop the box back somewhere where authorities can find it and return it to the centre.