Saturday 18 November 2017

Man held over racist bombing

A man hurled firebombs at an Islamic cultural centre because he wasn't allowed to use its bathrooms and targeted four other New York sites on New Year's Day because of personal grievances, it is claimed.

Ray Lazier Lengend, a 40-year-old man of Guyanese descent, was taken into custody after he was tracked through a stolen car.

He is being held on hate crime charges over attacks on a convenience store, three homes and the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation cultural centre, police said.

Did cat stew kill billionaire?

The sudden death of a billionaire in southern China is causing police to ask: Was it murder by cat meat?

Long Liyuan (49) died in wealthy Guangdong province after sharing a dish of slow boiled cat meat stew, a southern delicacy, with two men over a business lunch.

One of the men, local official Huang Guang, was arrested by police on Friday on suspicion of poisoning the hotpot with a toxic herb. Police say Huang and Long had economic disputes.

Star Streep at Thatcher film

Double Oscar winner Meryl Streep will walk the red carpet tonight at the European premiere of her new film The Iron Lady.

Streep, who plays former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the film, will be at the event at the BFI on London's Southbank with other members of the cast including Jim Broadbent, Richard E Grant and Olivia Colman.

The film, which switches between the frail former politician of the present day and her pomp in Downing Street in the 1980s, has had mixed reviews.

Implant probe spreads to Oz

Australia is assessing whether French-made breast implants pose a threat.

An expert panel is meeting to discuss safety concerns about the silicon implants made by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese.

The implants were made with cheap industrial silicone instead of medical grade silicone.

Around 8,900 of the implants have been used in Australian women.

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