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Monday 20 August 2018

Briefs: Polish warrant for caged thug

A MAN jailed for two attacks on women during break-ins may be extradited to Poland.

The High Court heard Marek Czerner (33) is wanted in Poland on four charges of robbery allegedly committed during the late 1990s.

Czerner, formerly of Northwood, Santry, Dublin, is serving a six-year sentence at Midlands Prison.

In one attack, he slashed a woman with a knife and punched another in the face.

He was in court over a European Arrest Warrant from the Polish authorities. Mr Justice Brian McGovern yesterday remanded Czerner in custody for a week.



Help for Carlos the Jackal in jail

CARLOS the Jackal is being supported by the Venezuelan government as he serves time in a French jail.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro says authorities make "permanent contacts to support" the Venezuelan.

Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is serving a life sentence for the 1975 murders of two French secret agents and an alleged informer.

Maduro said Venezuelan officials would "continue providing that support from a human standpoint."



Stones won't play Olympics

The Rolling Stones have not been asked to play at the 2012 London Olympics, says Mick Jagger.

The legendary rockers have been tipped to take part in the one of the many events set up to mark the Games, but Jagger said they had not been approached.

He told the BBC: "Bryan Adams said 'whatever you do, don't do any Olympic openings' after he did the opening of the winter games in Canada. It was so cold, and he had to wear this bizarre suit. That's not going to happen here -- it would just rain."



Big Brother is a flop on C5

The latest series of Big Brother is pulling in little over half of the audience for its final run on Channel 4.

Average audiences for the Channel 5 version of the show since it launched on Friday amount to 1.7 million, ratings show.

It compares with an an average of 3.2 million who watched the first five episodes of the programme for its last series on C4.

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